Birth (Recognised since July 2019)
Lives in: HITCHIN SG4
Local info and availability:
Hitchin | North Hertfordshire | North London | Barnet | Bedfordshire | South Cambridgeshire |
Herbal Medicine | Indian Head Massage | Closing the Bones | Aromatherapy in Childbirth | Hypnobirthing
I am passionate about supporting families through the transition of pregnancy, birth and the new shape of family. It is truly an honour to be a part of your journey and being able to be present for you is an incredible privilege, helping to guide you through this rollercoaster ride is what drives me to do what I do.
My journey to becoming a Doula has been a very personal one. I qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 2004 and began practising in North London and later Hertfordshire. After giving birth to my second child, I realised that there was a huge hole where postnatal care *should* have been. I started to reflect a lot on my experiences and that of my peer group and developed a thirst to start doing something positive to help fill this void and started reading up about other cultures pregnancy, birth and postpartum rituals and ceremonies
This reading brought me back to considering becoming a Doula, something which had crossed my mind years ago. I figured that this was now a calling, and so I started to pretty much eat, sleep and breathe birth, mum and baby stuff!
I am also a Medical Herbalist; I always say to people that absolutely is not a pre-requisite to working with me! If you’d like to incorporate herbs into your journey then I am more than happy to – but it’s your choice – you are in control.
I also have completed training for Aromatherapy use in Childbirth – again, this is a nice thing to have if you wish.
I trained to do Closing the Bones too – which is an incredible South American postpartum ritual, involving an abdominal massage and wrapping with a rebozo. This is absolutely delicious and a fabulous treat for many new mothers.
I’ve most recently trained in Hypnobirthing, something which I love after using it myself (and still using the tools now in my day to day life!) I offer 1:1 private sessions with clients so that you can get the most from the tools and techniques we will explore together.
I really look forward to hearing from you and working with you in this incredible journey