Birth (Recognised since October 2016)
Lives in: London N11
Local info and availability:
Based in North London and happy to travel
Languages spoken other than English:
Breast Feeding Support I Placenta encapsulation specialist
I live in Bounds Green, North London, with my husband,our three daughter, and a cat.
My childbirth experiences – the first cesarean; the second vaginal in a hospital ; third water birth at home – these taught me that our body can propel a hugely positive birth experience and the magical moments that follow. This gave me a lot of inner strength and I wanted to help other women to have a better experience, and the birth they want. So I’ve reseted my MBA and instead of going back to work I’ve decided to go with my heart and become a Doula.
Being doula is my mission in life
It’s all about you…
I believe it is important for women to understand their choices so they have better control over their pregnancy and birth. Much can be improved by providing women with necessary information, and harnessing the great capabilities of our body and mind. This is to complement modern medicine which is sometimes cold, calculated and impersonal.
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The doula experience I offer:
A relationship of trust and openness
Creating a meaningful connection is my priority. As a doula, I’m nonjudgmental. I will help you make informed decisions, fulfill your sought birth experience, and win over your fears by sharing my knowledge and experience. I strive to make sure that you and your partner are supported throughout.
Making it your experience
What kind of support are you looking for? What are your specific needs? What are your deepest wishes? Every woman is unique and every journey is different. We will figure out all these and more together.
Holistic Support System
Maternity and birth offer a great opportunity for both you and your partner to share a unique and miraculous memory that is yours and yours only. I’ve witnessed that often times the partner is left aside, not being part of the decision made and not being able to share great moments or support challenges. I aim to help you find your path in this journey together and to turn this into a meaningful and memorable time for you both, one that grows your relationship and strengthen it.
Maternity/Birth Photo-shoot (Optional)
My hobby of many years is photography, a few of my clients asked if I could capture some of the magic moments of their pregnancy and labor, their reaction moved me. Doulagraphy is a vehicle to make you see yourself and your journey as beautiful and empowering and since then, I offer it to clients, as a complementary service.
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What other mums say:
“I had a picture in my mind of how good and powerful the birth experience could be but Hagit with her special touch brought it to another level. With her encouragement, professionalism, strong intuition and pleasant manner, she did and said exactly what I needed. From the moment Hagit entered the room, bit by bit, she made me believe in myself and reminded my body how to move, how to breath, how to gain its strength. She touched me and talked gently and displayed the perfect balance of soft and assertive. Thank you Hagit, I’m so so grateful.” – Shira Melendez, 2015
“Hagit helped us write and follow a beautiful birth plan that resulted in going into labour where we felt prepared and ready for the experience. Hagit guided us throughout labour, providing calming atmosphere with her words, music, guided meditation, massage which were like a natural pain relief. After what was a quiet fast labour, I suffered from a retained placenta, having Hagit there made all the difference as she looked after and nurtured our baby while my partner stayed with me in theatre. We can honestly say Hagit made the delivery of our second son a feel much more joyful and secure experience.” – Avivit Lagrem, 2015
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Birth and Postnatal Doula course with Red Tent – July 2015
The course covered all aspects of birth, postnatal care and breastfeeding
Paediatric First Aid course – January 2016
placenta encapsulation specialist with IPEN – 2017
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- To meet for tea to see how we connect
- Focused meetings to discuss your birth plan
- Unlimited contact by phone or email
- Available over the phone 24 hours from two weeks before your due date until birth. I’ll be with you when you need me.
- Once you are 38 weeks pregnant and on, I guarantee to be within 1.5 hour from home to ensure I’m with you in labour.
- Attending your labour and birth wherever it is, support you emotionally and physically throughout your labour until both you and the baby are safe and the little one is either bottle or breast feeding.
- Postnatal visit to talk about your birth, to answer any question and to help with feeding and any other issue you need.
- As a postnatal doula I am here to support you, empower you as a mum and help you with all aspects of life with a newborn baby.