Birth (Recognised since December 2019)
Lives in: Newark NG24
Local info and availability:
Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and more..
Languages spoken other than English:
Antenatal Classes, Breastfeeding Support
Before I became a doula in 2017 I was a perinatal and breastfeeding supporter at the local children’s centre. I was running a support group for breastfeeding mothers there for a year.
I have a BA in Education, and I am a Level 5 Nutritional Therapist. I have been a doula since 2017 and worked in and around the Midlands, UK. I trained with Spinning Babies in 2019.
I am trained in a 3 step rewind method to work with clients who hold a birth trauma or any other perinatal trauma. I also trained with Make Birth Better, specialising in Birth Trauma, and I finished the Perinatal Mental Health Illness, Risk, Care and Treatment course (Tavistock and Portman NHS).
I am currently studying MSc Psychology at the University of Lincoln and my focus is on perinatal mental health, birth trauma and birthright. My MSc thesis explores the maternity care experiences of migrant women who gave birth in the UK in the last 2 years, focusing on the language barrier impact.
Since 2017 I have worked with more than 150 Polish families in the UK. I organise polish antenatal classes in different locations in the UK and other courses for parents (in Polish). I am also a DOULA UK mentor and Community Coordinator running monthly Doula Circles. I am also DOULA’s UK representative in European Doula Network, an organization that brings together over 45 associations across Europe and beyond.
From 2021 I am a co-director of a community interest company that supports migrant women and families in pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. I am a project manager for the Polish Village project that runs pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding supports online and in person in Newark, Leicester and hopefully in Scotland in 2023. I believe that doulas are best placed to do community work and we should be present in our communities actively. In February 2023 I will train the first cohort of Polish Doulas that will work in wider programmes across the country.