Birth (Recognised since September 2016)
Lives in: Exeter EX5
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I live near Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon and cover postcodes beginning with EX1, EX2, EX3, EX4, EX5, EX6, EX7, EX8, EX9, EX10, EX11, EX12, EX14, EX15, EX16, EX17, EX24
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Childbirth preparation workshops, women's circles, mother /daughter circles, celebrant services for mother blessings & naming ceremony, retreats, individual sessions. Author of 'A Doula's Journey' and 'A Birth Path - stages & states of consciousness'.
‘The whole experience of having a woman by my side at birth like Hazel was beautiful, empowering, educational and loving. I would fully recommend Hazel to any woman and would love her to be at the birth of my future children if we lived in the same city. Thank you Hazel, you made what could have been a hard time for me , one of the most memorable and beautiful experiences of my life. Thank you.’ – Renee
‘Hazel was a constant presence of experience that helped us to stay focused during the birth. Her calm and confidence held the space.’ – Taryn
I live in Broadclyst near Exeter, Devon with my partner and son. I have been a birth supporter since 2008 when friends began to ask me to accompany then during their birth. I moved on to take a nine month training course with Birthing Wisdom in 2011 as doula and childbirth educator. I also worked with the Children’s Society as a peer breastfeeding supporter in Exmouth for three years and met hundreds of women who whose stories and determination inspired me. In 2013 I published my first novel, ‘ A Doula’s Journey’ as an expression of my passion about the work that doulas do.
In 2015 I began the business called ‘Authentic Birth’ which is about creating a space where authenticity means knowing your choices and choosing what is best for you. I am a firm believer in informed consent and understanding what choice you have.
I feel very honoured when a family choose me to work with me, it is a real privilege to spend time with a woman / her family during this time of transition.
If you would like to find out more please don’t hesitate to get in touch.