Postnatal (Recognised since May 2017)
Birth (Recognised since May 2017)
Lives in: Kettering NN14
Local info and availability:
I serve birthing families based within Northamptonshire and parts of Rutland, Leicestershire & Bedfordshire. I am able to attend the following hospitals: Northampton General, Kettering General, Peterborough, Leicester General, Leicester Royal Infirmary, St Mary's Birth Centre, Bedford, Stamford & Rutland. I support families in the postnatal period within a 30 min drive/15 mile radius of Kettering.
I offer these additional services: Placenta Encapsulation & Remedies Birth debrief / Birth & breastfeeding trauma support Ardo breastpump hire Breastfeeding support / Mindful Breastfeeding Birth preparation / Hypnobirthing sessions Birth debrief / 3 Step Rewind Therapy Compassionate support - supporting miscarriage, medical termination, stillbirth, neonatal death and pregnancy following loss
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I am Becki and my business is Mothers Spirit. Here’s a little bit about me:
My passion for supporting women and birthing people was born from my own birth and postnatal experiences. I have three children and all of my birth and early parenting experiences were very different. I look back now and I realise that I was not informed and I didn’t feel like I had any choices at all and so, like many women, I did as I was told. And although I do not feel traumatised by my experiences, I do recognise that things could have been better. The benefit of hind sight! I knew I wanted to make sure that other women and birthing families ARE informed and DO feel in control of their births.
Before starting my Doula journey, I spent a few years working as a Maternity Support Worker at our local Trust, working mainly on labour ward but also with experience on the Birth Centre, in theatre and in the community. I experienced all types of births and supported many people but ultimately I was limited in how I could improve the experiences of the people passing through the maternity services and I was not finding that rewarding.
Since starting my journey I have added many ‘strings to my bow’ but one of my biggest achievements is the breastfeeding support training I have undertaken with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM). I have suffered grief over many years for not having the type of breastfeeding journeys I wanted with my children. Educating myself and becoming a Breastfeeding Specialist enables me to help women and birthing people achieve their feeding goals, whatever they are, in a way that is fully informed and non-judgemental.
I can honestly say I have found a ‘job’ that I love and one which doesn’t feel like a ‘job’. I say that because it is a calling, it is what I am meant to be doing and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I get great pleasure in seeing women and birthing people rock their births (however they choose to do that!) and knowing that they did it their way.
Whether you want a home birth or a cesarean, to bottle feed, breastfeed or both, at Mothers Spirit you will receive non-judgemental support and person-centred care. I am a pro-choice doula that believes that every woman and birthing person has the right to strive for the type of birth that they want, they have the right to make their own informed choices and to be heard and respected.
For more information on the variety of ways I could help you, please visit my website or give me a call.