Birth (Recognised since April 2020)
Lives in: Hertford SG14
Local info and availability:
Covering Hertford, Ware, Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Watton at Stone, and surrounding areas. Lister, Princess Alexandra hospital and home births.
Hypnobirthing, NCT antenatal classes, Massage (pregnancy & postnatal), baby massage & postnatal support.
Support for pregnant people and their birth partners during pregnancy, birth and beyond has always been my passion. I was drawn to the birth world in 2010 after massage training and it soon became my specialism. It is a time when you are given so much choice it can be quite overwhelming and navigating through this and trying to tap into your instinct can be challenging. Unbiased, evidence based, practical and emotional support is crucial and I adore being able to give this to so many parents as a doula and through my antenatal and postnatal work. As a birth doula I am there for the woman/birthing person and their birth partner. To support you all so you have continuity of care from someone. To feel safe, nurtured and held. I am there for you. To walk with you, to rock with you, to bring you water, to sift your hips with my rebozo, to massage you, to cry with you, to be silent with you, to be near you, to be far from you, to hold your hand, to wait outside, to balance you, to just be with you.
My training history: I started out as a massage therapist in January 2010. My husband and I went travelling in Thailand and found the most amazing small massage school where you had to massage 8 hours straight a day, eat healthy food all day and wake and do yoga. We were hooked! We came home and quickly chose what we wanted to specialise in; for me it was pre and postnatal. I went on to do pregnancy and postnatal massage, deep tissue and baby massage as my specialisms and we opened up a clinic in London. In 2014 we had our first son and the whole process of childbirth fascinated me even more. So I went to university in 2015 to train with the NCT as an antenatal teacher. I then had another beautiful boy in 2016 and our newest addition born at home during the pandemic 2021.
Since then I’ve trained in hypnobirthing with the wonderful The Little Birth Company. I’ve done a new mother and baby course at the legendary @activebirthcentre. Doula training with Developing Doulas, Mindful breastfeeding practitioner training, 3 step rewind technique for birth trauma, Biomechanics for Birth and continuing CPD. Qualifications FHT Pregnancy and postnatal massage FHT Baby massage NCT L5 Antenatal Teacher Birth & Postnatal doula (Developing doulas) The Little Birth Company Hypnobirthing Teacher MAM 3 step rewind technique Mindful breastfeeding supporter training