Lives in: Epsom KT18
Local info and availability:
Epsom, Leatherhead, Ashtead, Reigate, Redhill, Tadworth, Walton-on-the-Hill, Kingswood, Sutton, Cheam. I am happy to travel 45 mins from Epsom.
Hello! I’m Becca and I live near Epsom in Surrey with my Husband and 3 boys: one 5-year-old and 2 year old twins.
As a postnatal doula I see myself as your advocate for choice; my aim is always to empower you as parents and help you adjust confidently into parenthood – no matter how many times you have done it before. It is your baby, your family, your body and your experience. I can help you to research and make informed decisions and help you to communicate these decisions to your wider family and friends if need be. I know every birth, every baby, every family is different and as such I can be flexible with my support. There is no one size fits all and I will respect your choices without judgement. I will never force my opinion on you or tell you how you ‘should’ do something.
Since becoming a mother I have informally supported many friends on their journeys into motherhood by discussing my own experiences, sharing resources I had found useful and at times just being a sounding board or empathising over a cup of tea or on the end of the phone.
I began to realise how overlooked the postnatal journey and ‘4th trimester’ was in our modern society and I decided to look into formally training to become a Postnatal Doula.
My training included:
– Different birth experiences
– Newborn Physiology
– Baby care
– Infant Feeding (including breast- and formula- feeding),
– co-sleeping and bed sharing,
– nourishment of the mother (both mentally and physically),
– care of the wider family including partners, other children and grandparents,
– practical solutions for fathers and partners
– awareness and warning signs for postnatal mental health issues
– Parenting styles
As well as offering support in any and all of the above topics I can also offer practical support around the home including light housework duties, caring for older siblings and I am completing additional nutritional training to be able to support both Mum and the family with nutritionally balanced, home cooked snacks and meals. I am a novice Yogi and have a keen interest in natural remedies, alternative therapies & aromatherapy.
I have also completed additional training through Lyndsey Hookway’s Holistic Sleep mini Coaching course to equip me further to work ‘with families to find gentler, more age appropriate solutions for common sleep challenges, as well as guiding the right referrals for more complex problems’.
I am DBS checked and fully insured for your peace of mind.
I have of course also ‘survived’ 3 children under 3 and have first-hand experience of bringing twins into the world both physically and emotionally. I love to offer support to families having twins (or more!) and can offer invaluable support and insight prior to birth, i.e. equipment, emotional load, birth expectations, breastfeeding twins. Post birth I more than understand the requirement for that extra (experienced) pair of hands, especially if you already have children, and can help you settle into your new and very special role as parents to multiples.
I encourage all parents to meet their postnatal doula antenatally (in the current environment this can be via Zoom or at a suitably social distance) to assess compatibility. I will potentially be coming into your home at a very special time in your parenting lives, so suitability is key. Should you choose to go ahead with me I am available to work with you prior to birth to help you to start thinking your postnatal experience; we can discuss the many choices that you are facing and explore your options, do some myth-busting and give you a safe and non-judgemental space to ask questions and get to grips with what you might like your experience to be.
Prior to becoming a Postnatal Doula I spent the last 8 years in the Interior Design industry working for private residential clients, as well as for a well-known lifestyle retailer. I continue to stay abreast of current designs and take on private clients from time to time.
What previous Mothers have said about the support I provided:
‘Becca has always been super supportive and extremely professional, always on hand to answer my questions however small. Before you have children, you don’t realise how much you worry or overthink about whether or not you’re doing the right thing. Becca has a natural way of putting you at ease and provides lots if solutions to try. In particular, Becca has been a source of info on exclusively breastfeeding my second son. She’s been on hand to help when things haven’t gone as smoothly at the start and has also been on hand when I’ve wanted to start combine feeding. She’s always the first person I’d ask advice from.’
‘Life as a New Mum is exciting and special but it’s also extremely overwhelming. There are so many books, blogs and websites giving so much differing advice. When I was swamped with hormones and confused from lack of sleep, Becca was there to help me through, keep me sane and direct me. I found her advice and support so much more useful than the doctors, midwives and other qualified professionals. She was able to help me push for a tongue tie diagnosis without even seeing my baby when many others had missed it – that should be recommendation enough. Becca also helped me to find a feeding process that suited me – not just the blanket recommendations you are given by health professionals but one that worked for me and my baby. She was always there to explain what I was experiencing and what I should expect or sometimes just to listen. I will recommend her services to all my friends and if I’m lucky enough to have any more children I will be needing her support again!’
I hope you found the above of interest and if you would like to arrange a time to chat (either in person or over the phone) then please do get in touch.