Birth (Recognised since September 2019)
Lives in: Rhoshirwaun LL53
Local info and availability:
Pen Llyn peninsula. Within 40 mins of Rhoshirwaun.
Owner and director of The Doula Training Foundation Birth and baby preparation sessions Pregnancy relaxation Hypnobirthing; group or private sessions Closing the bones Birth debrief
Hi, my name is Jemma. I am a mother to one beautiful daughter who is 13 (how did that happen?!) we live near Aberdaron with her daddy, our dog, a cat and a pony.
I trained as a midwife at King’s College London where I was able to work in some of the best hospitals in the UK, including King’s, Guy’s and St. Thomas’. Working in London has given me a huge amount of experience, I am privileged to have been at the births over 100 babies.
Whilst I enjoyed being a midwife I found that it didn’t always allow me to give the one-to-one care and support which I believe is so important to women during pregnancy, labour and birth. For me, being a doula encapsulates the best parts of midwifery …the giving of emotional, practical and physical support and the offering of knowledge which enables women and their partners to become empowered and to have a positive birth experience.
I feel very strongly that every woman should be able to give birth in the way that she wants and as your doula I will support that decision. I believe that women should feel supported, cherished and dignified and that the birth partner should be involved and feel part of the process. As your doula I can help you achieve this by giving you the confidence and knowledge to trust your body’s instincts and its ability to do what it is designed to do.
I will give you the information you need to make an informed decisions. I will support you, your partner and family.
In short, I will have your back!
As a new mum or dad the first few weeks can often seem daunting, there is so much preparation for the labour and birth (which is great) but, often the postpartum is hardly talked about and parents are left feeling completely unprepared.
As your postnatal doula I can help you overcome the self doubt that sometimes sneaks in, or free up a bit of your time by providing you with an extra set of hands. Some of the things I can help with are;
looking after your baby while you catch up on some much needed sleep
light household duties
helping out with older siblings
a non-judgmental ear
I also offer hypnobirthing and Closing the bones.
I would love to hear from you, please have a look at my website, Insta or pick up the phone and let’s have a chat.