Postnatal (Recognised since January 2022)
Birth (Recognised since February 2023)
Lives in: SHEPTON MALLET BA4
Local info and availability:
I live in Shepton Mallet, so I'm ideally situated for Bath, Yeovil and Frome births. I'm able to support families and attend all births within an hour of Shepton Mallet. Follow the link to my website where you can book a free consultation call for us to chat about your specific requirements.
* Private 1:1 antenatal workshops * Trauma Recovery - 3 Step Rewind * Mindful Breastfeeding Peer Supporter * Early Years Practitioner
Hi to you and your growing family and thank you for taking the time to find out more about me!
My name’s Clair and I’m the founder of Malama Mama. I’m a birth and postnatal doula based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. I offer a personalised service to all of my clients that is adapted to their own requirements and always has a central focus on continuity of care.
Through my own experiences as a mother and now as a doula, I have formed a particular passion for birth rights, postnatal wellness and perinatal mental health. I’m trauma informed and attachment aware and have supported a whole variety of families, both during birth and postnatally. Each family from different walks of life and all with their own individual story to tell.
As your doula, I will be your biggest cheerleader and ally; advocating for you and offering non-biased, evidence-based information. I will share resources, tools and knowledge with you which will help empower you to make your own informed choices during your pregnancy, birth and during your early postnatal days, allowing you to truly have control and own your birth experience.
To find out more about what I can offer you and your family and to book a free consultation call, visit Malama Mama
More About Me
I am a mother (to my daughter Aoife), wife (to my husband Kev), daughter, sister, auntie and friend. Family are very important to me and are the primary focus of all that I do. And that is exactly how I became a doula…
I had a difficult pregnancy myself. It challenged me from the very beginning, suffering throughout with ill health, which resulted in me being diagnosed with PTSD and postnatal depression. Although I had a lot of friends and family around me, I felt they were unable to offer me the professional help, understanding and empathy that I needed and I felt like I didn’t know where to turn for reliable information and support. I began to educate myself on pregnancy, birth and the postnatal days and this thirst for knowledge quickly turned into a passion.
The more I read and heard other’s stories, the more passionate I became about helping other families and so I went about changing my career and re-training as a Doula. I completed my Continuum Doula course in October 2020 and Malama Mama was born!
I believe there is a huge window of opportunity for you and your family to become informed and knowledgeable about your birth and the choices you have available to you. I am pro-choice, meaning I support you in establishing how you envisage your birth, whether that be at home, in a birthing centre or in a clinical-led unit. I offer an open and safe space for you and your family that allows you to explore your options and empowers you to have the positive pregnancy, birth and postnatal experience you deserve.
Your Baby, Your Birth, Your Choice
- Continuum Doula – Continuum Doula Training
- Biomechanics for Birth – Molly O’Brien
- 3-Step Rewind – Birthing Awareness/Ellie Cook
- Mindful Breastfeeding Peer Supporter – The Mindful Breastfeeding School
- LGBTQ+ Competency in Birth and Beyond – The Queer Birth Club
- Level 3 – Early Years Practitioner
Kind Words From Clients
“With factual advice and guided meditation Clair helped me navigate through fears relating to previous pregnancy loss, breastfeeding trauma, and general stress to approach labour with a still mind. My son arrived more than 3 weeks early and very, very fast. However ,thanks to Clair’s help in preparing, I stayed focussed and confident through the contractions and safely gave birth exactly where I’d intended.” – V
“A completely amazing experience which would have been very different without the knowledge, confidence and support we gained from Clair which was far above and beyond just the sessions we were signed up for.” – P
“Clair is insightful, knowledgeable, warm and down to earth, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.” – R
To read more about what my clients have to say, click here.