Postnatal (Recognised since September 2021)
Lives in: Crediton EX17
Local info and availability:
Cover all of Devon. Can travel further afield for certain positions.
Specialist Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage & Reflexology, Pre & Postpartum Yoga & Meditation Tuition, Baby Massage Teacher, Postpartum Nutrition Coach and Cook, Infant Sleep Educator, Mother Honouring Ceremonies, Closing of the Bones, Virtual Postpartum Support and Coaching including Postpartum Planning, Infant Sleep Education, Postpartum Nutrition Plans
Thank you so much for reading my profile. I would love to help you ensure that the first few weeks with your newborn baby are a time of peace, joy and comfort rather than stress and exhaustion. As a qualified and experienced postpartum maternal care specialist (doula), mentor, educator, massage therapist, yoga teacher, nutrition coach, cook and infant sleep educator, I have a wide range of offerings to support and care for you over this special and transformative time of your life – both in person and with virtual support.
Whether you are a pregnant or new mum needing a loving and supportive guide to navigate this unknown land or a second or third (or 4th!) time parent who now knows the importance of gathering your village and wants to ensure you are cared for optimally so that you can enjoy the special first few weeks with your new baby – I would love to help.
I have specialised in working with mothers, parents and families for the past fifteen years both in New Zealand and in the UK. In 2005 I created the Bella Mama Pregnancy Spa & Wellness Centre in Auckland where, along with my team of committed and compassionate therapists, we cared for over 10,000 pregnant mothers and families throughout the special journey that was their pregnancies, births and transition into parenthood. After running Bella Mama for 14 years, I made the conscious choice to devote myself wholeheartedly to the one-on-one focussed care of new parents following the birth of their babies. I made this decision because, despite the world-class NZ health system and the committed preparation that many women put in to ensure that they have happy, healthy pregnancies & births, I witnessed a large percentage of mothers in my community struggling and suffering in the postpartum weeks. I am passionate about making a difference. Not only in individual families with my dedicated postpartum care packages and coaching but also in my wider community and in the world by educating as to the importance of caring for pregnant and new mothers, fathers, babies and parents.
I realised that much of what I was expressing to the women that I work with about the importance of slowing down and becoming intentionally mindful over the postpartum weeks aligned with my interest in the Slow Living philosophy. Thus my Slow Postpartum Movement™ was birthed into being. I truly believe that when all mothers and babies are born into a place of peace, love and tender loving care, that this has on-going ripples into their families, communities and the world, thus changing it for the better. To find out more about how I may be able to support you, visit my website or give me a call for a no-obligation chat. I would love to hear from you.
“Jojo is very empathetic, funny, warm, kind and just a lovely person! I felt that postpartum support was not just a job for her but she genuinely cared about me and my family. She listened to what I needed, was incredibly thoughtful and her extensive experience in postpartum care was evident so I trusted her knowledge and advice. Jojo is also a wonderful cook and made me loads of delicious, nutritious meals. She gives the best massages I’ve ever had and I loved the postpartum yoga sessions with her. I felt really supported and having Jojo around allowed me to have a little time to myself each week and to enjoy the things that I love, as well as ensuring that I was getting healthy meals and snacks. My partner also really enjoyed Jojo’s visits and he also got on really well with her. He said he would definitely contact her again if we decide to have another child. He also says that he personally felt very supported by her too and could talk to her about anything. Having Jojo’s support was completely worth every penny for us.”
LETTY & MAX
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