Postnatal (Recognised since June 2015)
Birth (Recognised since November 2013)
Lives in: Mountfield TN32
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I live on the East Sussex/ Kent border. I also cover some areas of West Sussex.
Languages spoken other than English:
Breastfeeding peer supporter, member of NAPAC's Support Team (supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse)
I am a proud mother to three children and gave birth to each of them in different circumstances. My first was a planned section as my daughter was breech, I then had an assisted VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) and finally I had a drug-free waterbirth! As I went through each pregnancy, I found myself learning more and more about the many choices available. It struck me how it can be hard to build up trust with the staff who look after you during pregnancy. Yet having consistent emotional support and care at this time is so crucial to feeling positive and able to make the right decisions for yourself, your family and your baby. This is where a doula can make all the difference.
I studied languages at university as I love the arts, travel and communication. I then went into care work as it fitted in well with family life but also appealed to my love of people and a profound desire to help others on an emotional as well as practical level. Over the last ten years, my own journey of motherhood and my empathy with women has drawn me to a career supporting other mothers. First I trained and worked as a breastfeeding peer supporter. I also worked as a volunteer at the Crowborough Birthing Centre.This led me to train as a birth and postnatal doula with Nurturing Birth. Having a family has been the greatest adventure of my life. It is my wish to give all the women I support the best possible start to their own adventure; feeling strong, empowered and confident and above all really looked after.
My approach is tailor-made to each client and non-judgemental. It’s about finding out what you want and need from your doula, where you’re at and how best I can help you to feel the most secure as you go through your pregnancy, birth and beyond. My experience as a doula covers supporting mothers with VBAC, homebirth, waterbirth, induction, hospital birth, birthing centre birth, first-time mums and mothers of three. To me, every client is an individual with a personality, a past and their own passions which will shape how they want to do things. It’s my role to help you do things in a way that works for you. It’s my role to heIp you find your independence and strength as a mother. I also believe the doula is there for the whole family. By offering support to a partner, other children, grandparents, the whole family unit is solid, giving mother and baby a good foundation.
Fully CRB checked
Clean driving license
Excellent references available
Support Team Member for NAPAC
Trained by Nurturing Birth as a birth and postnatal doula
Breastfeeding peer supporter
Volunteer at Crowborough Birthing Centre
Postnatal experience with twins
M.A. in Modern Languages in French and Spanish