Birth (Recognised since February 2022)
Lives in: St Albans AL1
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St Albans, London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire
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I am your holistic birth and postnatal Doula and Hypnobirthing Teacher providing you with evidence based information and caring support for a calm and positive birth. I am a Trauma Informed and 3 Step Rewind Practitioner specialised in birth trauma. During labour and birth I use Aromatherapy for Childbirth and Pregnancy in addition to Rebozo (Mexican shawl), biomechanics and massage to assist an easier birth and postpartum. I invite you to immerse yourself in a very special Closing the Birth Energy Massage Ritual with Rebozos for a nourishing and healing postpartum. I have supported VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarian), breech, hospital and home births. I am Available for Night Doula Mother Support. Diverse families welcome. I cover the areas of: St Albans, London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire
Congratulations on your pregnancy and birth!
I hold space and support you in your journey of Sovereignty
Labour and birth is is a unique experience and different each time. As the bearer of new life, your intuition and sensitivity is at a heightened state. Guided by your preferences and wishes, it is my most precious mission to honour your path by being of service to your cause. Allowing you to walk the necessary steps, appreciating the sacred process you are going through in a gentle yet sovereign way to enhance your intuitive and informed decisions. For me, you are at the centre of your journey, the real protagonist, and it is my role to be the guardian during labour and birth.
I am an experienced birth and postnatal doula and I provide tailored support to parents during antenatal, birth and postpartum through practical assistance and evidence-based knowledge to enable informed choices.
Working with families to facilitate beautiful journeys has been a calling of many years for me. The first time I supported a family during labour and birth was in 2004 and since then it has been my passion to educate, facilitate and share solutions to enable positive outcomes for births and postpartum.
As a KGH Hypnobirthing Teacher, I will support you with hypnobirthing sessions and provide you with evidence based research so you are empowered to make informed choices for your best birth.
As a trained trauma informed doula and certified 3 Step Rewind Practitioner (a gentle and proven tool to effectively detach feelings from any traumatic memory of a previous birth or postnatal that has had a negative outcome on the parents), my trauma informed practice holds space for you to make sense of past experiences, heal and rebirth too.
I am strong believer in supporting my clients preferences and I am an avid advocate for birth rights and work as a volunteer for AIMS – Association for Improvement of Maternity Services.
Natural birth is most likely to be achieved when you are well informed and supported with the right tools to prepare physically, mentally and emotionally to allow your body and baby to work in synergy for a swift positive outcome.
One of the ways I support my clients to be birth fit is through Creative Healing therapy. I was trained by Obstetrician Dr Marie Gowri Motha, childbirth pioneer and creator of Gentle Birth Method to be a Creative Healing Practitioner.
I am use aromatherapy, acupressure massage and rebozo (a Mexican rocking massage) techniques to support a calm, comfortable and spiritual labour.
I have two lovely children, and I saw the difference in the way I birthed each one of them when I used hypnobirthing as a way to connect to my baby and partner in addition to empowering me to trust my body and the process of birthing regardless which type of birth I had.
The experience of my second birth has transformed the way how I offer support to my clients. Hypnobirthing enabled me to have a calm and serene home birth, without any analgesia and the antenatal sessions with a Doula gave me the knowledge to have a very positive birth. Due to seeing it first hand the impact that birthing tools and a Doula can have to prevent and heal from a traumatic birth I have decided to dedicate my lifework to help parents to birth better.
Originally born in Brazil, I studied Communications (I am an adept of Marshall Rosenberg Nonviolent Communications’ approach) and I have a degree in Business Studies with Spanish. I am trilingual in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Being very warm and caring, my main aim is that you have a positive and empowering outcome to your birth as well as the start of parenting journey and I will do everything I am able to support you to have just that.
I have supported VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarian), breech, hospital and home births. For postpartum I have supported diverse families including infant twins.
Contact me for a FREE initial consultation. I am based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and often support families in my home county, North and Central London.
My antenatal package includes :
- 1 x introductory meeting
- 3 x antenatal visits including an introduction to Hypnobirthing, if required
- Personalised Birth Preferences document and exploration of options
- Option to attend consultant/midwife appointments with you
- Support during your labour and birth
- Emotional and practical support through pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period
- On-call 24/7 from 10 days prior to your due date till two weeks after it.
- 1 x Postnatal session including debrief, problem solving and closing the energy of birth session.
POSTPARTUM – Mothering the mother.
During the period following the birth of your baby you will need nurturing and cocooning to recover and initiate your parenting journey the best way. Whether learning the new dynamics with your new baby or feeling the need to have an additional support, I am here to help you start your new journey in the most positive way.
I provide a traditional Latin- American ritual called Closing the Bones – to close the energy of birth and to support to your body to bring your anatomy and physiology back to its axis and working as a non-pregnant body should be.
Postpartum – Closing the Bones
I offer you a traditional ritual of closing the birth energy which involves the use of a traditional shawl called a “Manta” or a “Rebozo”, to rock and articulate the mother’s body and then wrap her to bring her energy back to her centre, after the expansion it has gone through during pregnancy, labour and birth.
The Cerrada or Closing the Bones is a ceremony to honour your rite of passage in becoming a mother (or becoming a mother of a bigger family with subsequent births). This ritual is an acknowledgment of your transition, efforts and recognition of you as source of power and pride to your children.
During the Closing the Bones ritual I offer you a warming ceremonial drink and opportunity to debrief.
It involves four steps:
1) Massage – Whole body with hot stones.
2) Herbal Bath – or foot bath / yoni steaming
3) Sweating – Detoxifying through warming drink of pure cacao and resting.
4) Closing the Bones – Ceremony done by rocking and wrapping rebozos to return the birth energy to your body.