Lives in: London E15
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“Good beginnings make a positive difference in the world, so it is worth our while to provide the best possible care for mother and babies throughout this extraordinarily influential part of life. ”– Ani DiFranco
Hi, I’m Anna. I am a calm and empowering mentored Birth and Postnatal Doula and Mama based in East London. I’m passionate about providing Full Spectrum Doula care, supporting birthing people through all pregnancy outcomes, every birth and every path to parenthood. I have 15+ years experience in working closely with families, creating a nurturing environment. I strive to empower families, especially mothers and birthing people, building mindful community and sisterhood through my project “Family Folk”. As a Doula I am reliable and the care I provide is inclusive, unconditional and free of judgement. I am on a journey of learning and I see myself as a curator of evidence-based information about pregnancy, birth, the postpartum season, parenthood and childhood and can confidently sign post you. I diligently hold space for mothers and their families as well as employing my natural listening skills. I genuinely love being around people and quickly adapt even in stressful situations. Additionally I can provide feeding support whichever way you decide to feed their baby. I can offer basic breastfeeding support as I have completed some basic training and have learned a little from my own experience of breastfeeding my daughter for 3 years. As a Doula I feel I am called to support families from all walks of life, including LGBTQ+ families/individuals and birthing people from other minority groups. I have had training in providing care to families who have expeirenced loss and I am part of the volunteer program Neighbourhood Doulas London who provide care to marginalised birthing people.
I am always striving to keep a practice of self-reflection, listening, learning, and attending relevant workshops on a regular basis.
It is my calling and my desire to serve your needs during your childbearing year – in any way that might benefit you.
I make it my purpose to support you and your choices unconditionally, wether you want to birth your baby in the comfort of your own home or you feel safest at the hospital with a planned cesarean birth and anything in between. I’ve got your back.
It is my highest priority to empower you, because Birth is a sacred rite of passage.
“No matter how much pressure our society may bring upon us to pretend otherwise, pregnancy, labour and birth produce very powerful changes in women’s bodies, psyches and lives, no matter by which exit route – natural or surgical – babies are born.” Ani DiFranco
It is absolutely worth my while to provide you and your baby with the best possible care as your Doula throughout this extraordinarily influential part of your life.
I have much encouragement, empathy and a listening ear to give. I am here for you. I’ll be your friend and sister throughout your childbearing year.
When you feel confused by information, opinions and decisions I can be your guide. I promise to sign-post you to relevant, evidence-based information and hold space so you can form your own opinions and make informed decisions.
When you need me to I will do my best to protect you, your body, your rights and your dignity. It is in my heart to always respect you, your wishes, your body and your space.
If you find yourself in a circumstance where you have no voice, I can raise mine to speak your wishes, plans and preferences if you need me to.
Birthing parent, humbly coming along side you during this exciting, live-changing time, I commit to being fully present, with an open heart, with compassion, with kind, gentle words and hands, holding space for you during your pregnancy, labour, birth and when you finally hold your baby.
Please send me a message if you think we would click. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!