Birth (Recognised since July 2017)
Lives in: Birmingham B37
Local info and availability:
Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Warwickshire. Please contact me if area is not listed here.
HypnoBirthing ~ Group and One to one full course. HypnoMothering ~ preparing for motherhood One to One Self Hypnosis sessions Solution Focused Therapy Baby Massage - One to one Monthly Positive Birth workshops on behalf of Positive Birthing and Beyond Doula UK approved Course Provider
Hello, thank you for wanting to find out more about me;
I am mum to five children who have inspired me and empowered me to become a doula. In 2016 that is what I did, I knew for a long time I had an interest in supporting women and this was the way I wanted to do it, serving the birthing woman. My role is support you in the way you want to be supported. You are always in control of what you want.
I offer an honest, trustworthy relationship that offers you continuity throughout. I genuinely care for you and always have your best interests at the forefront of the support I offer you.
I will support you to birth your way, feeling empowered to make your choices and following your instincts. Nurturing you and your partner, helping to make sure you feel safe at all times in whatever environment you choose for birthing.
As a Birth Doula I have attended births at a variety of hospitals and MLU units across the West Midlands as well as Home Births.
I have experience of supporting women with
- Natural birth,
- VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean),
- Instrumental deliveries,
- Previous traumatic experience
- Big baby!
- Water births,
- Gestational Diabetes
- Group B Strep
- Infant Feeding
- Anxiety – of either parent
I have attended births where women have used
- T.E.N.S – I loan these to women I work with free of charge
- Birth Pool – I loan these to women I work with free of charge for Home birth
- Hypnobirthing and relaxation
- Entonox (gas and air),
We will always spend time talking about your options and choices. I am always as involved as you want me to be, an advocate for your choice.
During your pregnancy I will take time to get to know you, provide you with information about birth and discuss your preferences for birth. I am there for you at any point you need to discuss anything at all. When your labour starts I join you when you want me to, I will not take over from your partner, we will work together to give you space, confidence and support throughout your labour. Once your baby is born I will support you to feed your baby whichever way you decide.
Sara said: I would highly recommend Katy’s services as a doula and hypnobirthing coach. With Katy’s help and guidance my husband and I were able to achieve the birthing experience we hoped for. I was immediately at ease in Katy’s presence from the moment we met and always felt able to voice my fears, concerns and desires surrounding the birth of my second child. Not only did she help us achieve a successful birthing experience but she also enabled us to ‘let go’ and move on from the negative feelings that we had held about our first birthing experience.
Please do contact me if you have any questions about the support I can offer you.
I have Enhanced DBS check, full clean driving licence and Insurance.
Solution focussed Therapy 2015
Early Brain development and Attachment 2016
Doula Training 2016
Hypnobirthing – The Mongan Method 2016
Infant Loss 2016
Antenatal Educator 2017
Perinatal Mental Health 2018
Baby Massage Instructor 2019
Breast Feeding Peer Supporter 2019
Aromatherapy and Massage (to complete October 2019)