Birth (Recognised since May 2017)
Lives in: Brighton BN2
Local info and availability:
East Sussex, parts of West Sussex and surrey
I am passionate about positive birthing, and creating a positive supportive time in the early days with your new baby.
I am a mama of four children. Ever since I had my first baby I knew I wanted to work with pregnant mama’s, the passion grew with each of my children’s birth’s, as I learned more about child birth. I knew I definitely wanted to be a Doula after attending my sisters first home birth, it was the most amazing experience to be a part of.
I have often felt I wanted to be a midwife but life obstacles often get in the way of the training. I was booked on the training for 2016 but I felt it would be too much in the end with my growing family, and so my family booked me on a Doula training course.
I trained initially with Conscious Birthing and registered with Doula UK, I knew immediately I had found my niche in life.
I also trained as a Breastfeeding / Feeding Peer Supporter with Sussex Community NHS Trust in 2008, and worked actively for two years in a parent and baby play group supporting families around feeding. I recently re-took the training in 2014 and now work on the postnatal wards at my local hospital supporting new parents.
I have also breast fed all my babies long term so understand fully the stresses, strains and loveliness breast feeding brings.
My philosophy I would say in brief is that I feel empowering women to completely trust their bodies is key to birthing positively as well as creating an environment both parents are comfortable in. I am also a believer that knowledge is power, so the more you learn about your options during your pregnancy, the more positive your birthing story will be.
As your Doula I will support you in doing what is right for you. I can help you in research, creating a Birth Plan, I will support you, your partner, and midwives during labour to help enable you a positive birth experience. I will also provide important post natal nurture and support. It will all depend on what you want and need.
Being a Doula is an absolute honour, I know my skills will evolve with each new experience, it is for me also a spiritual experience as much as a physical role. If you are interested in meeting up or have any question’s I will look forward to meeting you.