Postnatal (Recognised since February 2016)
Lives in: Cambridge CB4
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Antenatal breastfeeding preparation "Getting off to a good start" breastfeeding session Breastfeeding and infant feeding support through all stages
I have two children, a quiet lego-loving boy and a high energy action-girl, and I live in Cambridge with my husband. I am a postnatal doula and love being with new mothers and babies.
I have been supporting mothers and babies since 2011 when I was accredited as a breastfeeding counsellor with one of the national breastfeeding organisations. I also co-lead the local group of a national breastfeeding organisation, and I am one of the breastfeeding counsellors working at Trumpington Breastfeeding Drop-in in Cambridge. I am a co-founder and trustee of Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance.
As a postnatal doula, my aim is to ‘mother the mother’ in those precious, intense early days after your baby, or babies, are born. My aim is to help you and your baby to get off to the best start, by supporting you emotionally and practically in the early days. How that shapes up, is what we work out together so that you are supported in the best way for you.
I can be there to be on ‘your side’, encouraging you and providing you with the support and information you need to make the choices that work for you and your baby or your twins. I can support you as you and your baby learn to breastfeed and be there to listen and talk through your concerns, questions, challenges and excitements. I will share your joy in talking about your baby’s poo!
And through it all, I can keep you supplied with a great cup of tea. I can also help you with the practical side of adjusting to life with a baby – so can help you do the jobs that are important to you around the house or getting out of the house. Or I can simply hold your baby while you have a long bath or a sleep. Or I can help you as you take care of your twins.
Sometimes this type of support is all that a mother, and the whole family, needs to grow comfortably, naturally and enjoyably into parenthood. Becoming a mother for the first, or second or more time, is an intense time – and I am passionate that mothers deserve to feel supported and valued and empowered as they get to know and enjoy their babies.
I can be there for you – as an extra pair of hands for practical support or I can just be there to listen, encourage and support you.
2011 Accredited as a Breastfeeding Counsellor with one of the national breastfeeding organisations
2014 One of the founders of Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance
2014 Developing Doulas course
2015 Graduated from Developing Doulas
Ante-natal breastfeeding preparation
Breastfeeding and infant feeding support