Postnatal (Recognised since February 2023)
Birth (Recognised since February 2023)
Lives in: Wotton-under-Edge GL12
Local info and availability:
Bristol,Gloucestershire,Bath,Somerset,Gloucester and surrounding areas.
Pregnancy, birth, postnatal Doula Night doula Breastfeeding Counsellor-Antenatal Training UK New-born observation skills by Brazelton, Rebozo closing the bones massage online course, Baby massage online course. Biomechanics for Birth course by Molly O'Brien
HI, how are you? Congratulations, I’m guessing if your looking here you’ve found out your pregnant or you’ve recently had a baby!! Thanks for taking a look at my profile, I’d love to have a chat with you about how I can best support you. I am a birth and postnatal doula trained by Conscious Birthing.
If your looking for a antenatal and birth doula,I love to listen to you and find out what kind of birth journey you would like to go on and then walk alongside you. I hope to provide you with the information and support you need to help you feel more in control and held and supported throughout your birth. I’m passionate about helping parents to have the birth story they want by sharing my knowledge with you and talking about your dreams and your concerns so that you have the choice!
If you are looking for a postnatal doula, again I love to listen to you to find out how you would like to be supported and tailor my support to you. So it could involve jobs from doing the washing up to, making a cup of tea to letting you have a nap while I care for baby. Plus lots of knowledge and support about transitioning to being parents, both emotional and physical. I also provide homemade cakes, essential for any postnatal woman and her partner!!
A little bit about me!
I am married and a the mum of 3 gorgeous teenage boys who I am loving watching grow and develop into lovely young men. I love the outdoors especially the sea, beach, walking with family or friends.sharing food of any kind and a wee bit of running. All of my son’s births were in hospital. My first son was a vaginal delivery with some intervention, my next two were vaginal delivery listening to my body and allowing nature to do her thing! All beautiful yet very different. Now looking back I wish I had read more around birth before embarking on that journey so that I had the knowledge to make the right choice for me. I can’t wait to share this knowledge with you!
Birth and Postnatal Doula trained by Conscious Birthing
Over 20yrs working as a health professional as a paediatric nurse with children and other roles with families during which I have gained a huge amount of experience in supporting families through some of the most important parts of their lives.
Breastfeeding support trained by UNICEF
Postnatal Mental Health suppor
Rebozo closing bones massage trained by Sarah Messenger
Baby Massage online course
Trained in Biomechanics for Birth by Molly OBrien
I can offer up to 4 ante natal visits to support you in your informed choice about your delivery of baby, on call support during labour , birth, plus postnatal care. I also offer postnatal support for babies who are a bit older and a night doula service.
Just give me a ring or email me and we can chat about how I can best support you and your family!
Just quickly a quote from Ina May Gaskin I love!
‘If a woman doesn’t look like a Goddess during labour, then someone isn’t treating her right.’
I would not have had the confidence to have a home birth without her. It
was the most empowering experience of my life and I feel it has healed
lots of trauma from my first birth. Everyone needs a Gail at their birth!!
‘Heartfelt thanks to Seapebbles doulas for the superb help and support given to my daughter and her husband during the pregnancy and birth of their second baby. You definitely helped facilitate a more stress reduced experience than with their first. Knowing that you ‘had their back’ was a great help to me too, as I was unable to be with them.’