Postnatal (Recognised since February 2023)
Lives in: Bexleyheath DA7
Local info and availability:
Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, Blackfen, Sidcup, Orpington, Bromley, Chislehurst, Eltham, Kidbrooke, Blackheath, Greenwich, Lewisham, Kent, South-East London
Massage Therapist for Women - Holistic massage, Pregnancy massage, Deep tissue massage, Postnatal massage
Hello and welcome to Doula UK and a bit about me.
I’m a mum of three and was a stay-at-home mum since the birth of our second child until 2021. Previously, I worked with families who had young children with autism. I felt honoured to be invited into their lives and homes as they learned to accept and live with autism. I knew that when I returned to work, I wanted to continue supporting families.
After our first birth, my husband and I felt so much love for our daughter and such joy, while also experiencing anxiety, exhaustion and being overwhelmed like never before. The bubble of our new family of three was incredible, but was often popped with feeding worries and differing opinions and advice, rather than being kept intact with unbiased emotional and practical support. My desire to support new mothers and their babies began and grew after the birth of each of our children. Our family unit continued to change, meaning the support we needed changed too. Looking back, I realise that I didn’t place enough value on my own self-care after having a baby. So much emphasis is placed on the baby; their health and wellbeing, that the mum and her physical recovery and wellbeing is often overlooked. Now, following my postpartum experiences and with my children all in school it has been a privilege to become a postnatal doula and massage therapist.
I can listen to you, as you tell me about your birth experience, how you’re feeling that day, or what happened during the night, providing support for your emotional well being and mental health.
I can support you with breastfeeding and bottle feeding; making sure you are well hydrated and have eaten, making you comfortable, supporting with latch and positioning, providing insight and information, supporting with breastfeeding aids, sharing infant feeding resources and services.
I can hold baby while you sleep or shower.
I can support you with the care of your newborn, such as first bath and creating a safe sleep environment for baby.
I can attend postnatal appointments or parent and baby services with you.
I can signpost you to local professionals, services and groups, such as lactation consultants and new parent social groups.
I can give you a postnatal massage after your 6-8 week check.
I will tailor my support for your family’s needs. The support you need on one day, may be very different to the support you need on another.
If you think I might be the right postnatal doula for you, please feel free to get in touch for a chat.
I look forward to hearing from you, Hannah.
Breastfeeding London Course November 2022 – November 2023
Younique Postnatal Intuitive Breast and Body Feeding April 2022
Starting Solids Training provided by Younique Postnatal – November 2022
Understanding Newborns Workshop provided by Younique Postnatal – November 2022
Reflux Workshop provided by Younique Postnatal – November 2022
SIDS and Safer Sleep for Babies Training provided by The Lullaby Trust – June 2022
Twins Workshop provided by Younique Postnatal – May 2022
Comprehensive Online Baby Loss Training for Healthcare Professional provided by BeyondBea – May 2022
London School of Massage, FHT, CTHA Accredited Deep Tissue Massage – May 2022
Blended Paediatric First Aid Training – Busy Bees – March 2022
Younique Postnatal Planning Workshop – February 2022
Practitioner’s Diploma in Pregnancy Massage/Abdominal and Full Body – February 2022
Level 2 Food Hygiene – February 2022
Younique postnatal Doula Preparation – November 2021
iTEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage – September 2021
iTEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies – September 2021
iTEC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Complementary Therapist – February 2021
I have a current DBS Check.