Birth (Recognised since July 2017)
Lives in: London E14
Local info and availability:
Greater London and surrounding areas
Languages spoken other than English:
-Breastfeeding support (breastfeeding peer supporter with ABM & BFN) -Hypnobirthing classes (trained with KGH hypnobirth) -Mizan massage therapy (healing fertility,pregnancy,postnatal massage) -Aromatherapy for childbirth (RCM accredited) -Food preparation during pregnancy and postnatally -Bellybinding, advice on baby carriers and slings -40 days confinement -Reiki level 1 and 2 -Ayurveda for doulas workshop -Spinning babies workshop
Welcome to my profile and congratulations on your pregnancy!
A little bit about me: I have four children and I decided to train as a doula in 2011 after having my first baby. I’ve realized support, commitment and someone else’s non judgmental input would have made my experience so much better and easier.
I believe women benefit a lot from having a doula (and so do the statistics) even by just having a much more positive birth by having more knowledge, continuity of care and knowing someone is there for them all the way through.
I have great interest in natural healing (herbs, tinctures, essential oils), breastfeeding, VBACS (vaginal birth after cesarean), scar tissue work, twins, breech births, women’s health, healthy eating and postnatal support (see my qualifications above).
I’ve worked a lot with mums over 40, vulnerable mamas, ethnic minorities,gestational diabetes, previous traumatic births but also mums to be who want minimal or no intervention.
Most of my clients try to birth their babies without any drugs using hypnobirthing, massage and essential oils during their birth. However I’m always flexible and open and have experienced different types of birth including elective cesareans, labours with epidurals, induction and premature births.
I believe one of my strongest points is my intuition to read the situation without words being spoken, to be able to tune into woman’s body language and facial expressions without her saying anything and subsequently adapting my approach and sharing it with the health professionals around her to be able to accommodate her in the best possible way. I’m very peaceful and calm.
I’ve experienced myself more than 60 births now and supported many parents postnatally and had my own babies in all settings (labour ward, detached birth centre and home). I absolutely love homebirths and have my own pool for clients.
For women interested in postnatal support I’m very flexible and can help with everything related to baby’s feeding, care, sleeping patterns but also cooking very healthy yet wholesome postpartum food for the whole family, looking after other children, making sure you get as much emotional and practical support as possible. I do believe in natural healing using belly binding, mizan massage and herbal teas as well as advice on pelvic floors to avoid prolapse and leakage.
I offer a choice of three main birth packages and three postnatal packages (see my website).
I’m currently developing pregnancy workshops for women which will be running hopefully from march 2019!
Feel free to check my instagram and facebook pages to see more updates on what I do.
Get in touch if you feel I might be the right doula for you and we can arrange an initial meeting for free.
All the best,