Birth (Recognised since July 2019)
Lives in: Cardiff CF24
Local info and availability:
Cardiff, Pontypridd, the Valleys, Newport, Bristol, Gloucester, Caerphilly, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot & Swansea
Online Hypnobirthing, Pregnancy Yoga, Placenta Specialist, Babywearing Consultant, Sling Library, Nappy Guru, Women's Spirituality
HELLO BEAUTIFUL MAMA,
Are you looking to transform your pregnancy and birth experience? Do you want to be witnessed and held as you make the transition from woman to mother?
As an experienced mother and radical birthworker I pride myself on my honesty and openness and creating a safe space for women to feel guided and heard.
I see pregnancy and birth as a spiritual experience, an opportunity, that has a profound and transformative effect on women and feel so grateful that I am able to walk this journey with you.
My journey into birth work began with my son’s waterbirth in 2013 which changed me forever and made me feel like I had discovered a hidden secret – that birth could be amazing, transcendent, spiritual and primal. I wanted to find out everything I could and inspire other women to challenge the system and birth their babies as they wanted to.
I first began supporting women and families in 2015 as a pregnancy yoga and antenatal teacher. I loved talking to women and supporting them to discover their innate birthing power and wisdom. I soon decided to move into supporting births as a doula to make real, positive differences for how women enter motherhood.
Gentle birth leads to gentle mothering and has ripple effects on our whole society. I truly believe peace on earth begins with birth.
I am passionate about revealing to women the wisdom of their bodies through birth, breastfeeding and the menstrual cycle. Exploring these rites of passage in a holistic way is fundamental to a woman’s wellbeing and enjoyment of her life.
I bring a calm and positive presence to all women and families that I work with. I have a deep understanding of the spiritual and emotional implications of growing and birthing a child and the sacredness of the birth experience.
I have utmost faith in a woman’s ability to birth her baby. When planning your birth, your intuition is your most important gift.
As one woman I supported said “You weren’t like a coach, encouraging me or telling me I could do it. You were a neutral presence that allowed me to find the strength within myself to do it. I love that you didn’t take that achievement away from me, that I did it myself.”
I am available to attend births as a doula on a very limited basis. I am looking to work with families who truly comprehend the sacredness of the birth experience and are seeking gentle transitions for their babies.
I have experienced the full spectrum of birth and am available to discuss your birth plans with you in a mentoring capacity. Click here to find out more about my birth mentoring.
I am also available to debrief past births and talk through birth trauma.
I co-run South Wales Birth Circle, South Wales Positive Parenting Group and The Village Slings & Nappy Library.
I also spend my spare time supporting women in the Freebirth And Emergency Childbirth Support Group UK, Home Birth Support Group UK and The Village facebook groups.
DOULA UK RECOGNISED DOULA
NURTURING BIRTH DOULA
HECERT MATERNITY CARE, SWANSEA UNIVERSITY – DOULA PATHWAY
HYPNOBIRTHING WITH COFE
IPEN PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION SPECIALIST (+ MEMBER OF PLACENTA REMEDIES NETWORK)
SCHOOL OF BABYWEARING CONSULTANT
ASSOCIATION OF BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS MOTHER SUPPORTER
WOMEN’S AID ASK ME DOMESTIC ABUSE COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR
BREECH BIRTH WITH SHAWN WALKER
NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING WITH MARK HARRIS
CLOSING THE BONES WITH BLISS RUSSELL
BIRTHING MAMA PRENATAL YOGA & WELLNESS WITH AMY WRIGHT GLENN
FEDANT INFANT LOSS AWARENESS TRAINING WITH CHANTAL LOCKEY
DAISY FOUNDATION ACTIVE ANTENATAL TEACHER & FOURTH TRIMESTER EDUCATOR, I HAVE SUPPORTED HUNDREDS OF WOMEN TO PLAN THEIR POSITIVE BIRTHS AND FIND THEIR WAY AS NEW MUMS.