Postnatal (Recognised since March 2017)
Birth (Recognised since August 2015)
Lives in: London SW6
Local info and availability:
London and surrounding areas. I live within 10 minutes of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Please contact for availability I cover hospital and home births SW1A SW1E SW1H SW1P SW1V SW1W SW1X SW1Y SW2 SW3 SW4 SW5 SW6 SW7 SW8 SW9 SW10 SW11 SW12 SW13 SW14 SW15 SW16 SW17 SW18 SW19 SW20 TW1 TW2 TW7 TW8 TW9 TW10 TW11 TW12 KT1 KT2 KT5 KT6 KT7 KT8 E1 E2 E3 E6 E12 14 15 E20 EC1A EC1M EC1N EC1P EC1R EC1V EC1Y EC2A EC2M EC2N EC2P EC2R EC2V EC2Y EC3A EC3M EC3N EC3P EC3R EC3V EC4N EC4M EC4N EC4P EC4R EC4V EC4Y N1 N2 N3 N4 N10 N16 N17 N19 N22 NW1 NW2 NW3 NW5 NW6 NW8 NW9 NW10 NW11 SE1 SE10 SE11 W1A W1B W1C W1D W1F W1G W1H W1J W1K W1S W1T W1U W1W W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W8 W9 W11 W12 W14 WC1A WC1B WC1E WC1H WC1N WC1R WC1V WC1X WC2A WC2B WC2E WC2H WC2N WC2R
Languages spoken other than English:
Antenatal Birth Preparation Sessions - most popular alternative to NCT classes Baby Massage & Swimming lessons Postnatal Night support Rebozo - antenatal Sifting Work practices & Labour Tool Closing the Bones traditions
London Russian speaking Doula.
Our family has been living in London UK since 2006. My son was born in Moscow, Russia and a few months old when we came to live in the UK in 2006. In 2011, we welcomed here our daughter, born with a Doula and a team of midwives. I have been focused on my small family, home schooling our kids and studying alternative medicine.
Since 2014, I started doulaying through recognized mentorship.
To be present at any birth is an incredibly humbling experience, but my role as a Doula in protecting the birthing space and the birth plan for a family is a privilege I cherish with every client.
I enjoy getting to know the family I support as well as working alongside our great circle of UK Doulas.
I am an aspiring spiritual midwife who has found her calling in the foreseeable future as a Birth and Post Natal Doula.
I became a recognized Birth Doula under the mentorship of the eminent Mars Lord, while my Post Natal Doulaying progress is being mentored by the highly experienced Alison Silvester.
Doula UK Conference, march 2015
Midwifery Study Days -Obesity, march 2015
Spiritual Midwifery, online 12 week Course, spring 2015
Developing Doulas Course, summer 2014
Midwifery Today Conference, may 2014
– Michel Odent
– Beverley Lawrence Beech – AIMS
– Amali Lokugamage
– Gail Hart &Jane Evans – Shoulder Dystocia
– Verena Schmid – Physiological Analgesia in Labour: The Third Option of Pain Relief
– Gail Tully – Breech Birth . Jane Evans & Betty-Anne Daviss – Breech Skills
– Gail Tully – Spinning Babies ~ Beyond Optimal Fetal Positioning
– Rebozo Techniques and Practice
– Clare Blake – Fertility Massage Training/REBOZO – Closing the Bones
– Sara Wickham – Cervical Wisdom
– Suzanne Colson – Biological Nurturing (BN)
– Belly Mapping
– Sally Kelly – Getting in Touch: Hands and Senses
“I met Ksenia when I was 36 weeks pregnant with twins and I was instantly struck by her soft voice and gentle nature, her warm smile, open face and her natural approach to childbirth and motherhood. I am so glad I found her. Once the boys arrived, her confidence with these tiny, fragile babies was so reassuring; she listened to my concerns and responded with knowledge and careful consideration. She is clearly a natural-born mother, not only to babies and children, but to other mothers; I felt listened to, looked after and cared for.
I would particularly like to mention her amazing support during my difficulties with breast feeding two babies. I found it incredibly stressful, difficult, painful and emotional. Her wonderful advice on ‘biological nurturing’, her patience and expertise in showing me how to comfortably recline and feed two babies, helped to give me confidence and enabled me to continue breastfeeding, when I was on the verge of giving up. I am truly grateful to her for this.
Thank-you Ksenia, for helping me through those challenging, special first weeks of the twins lives, you helped to nurture my own natural mothering instincts, by offering me warmth, wisdom, care and kindness.”
“Thank you again for being part of our wonderful experience of becoming first time parents. We have really appreciated your overall knowledge, genuine commitment for empowerment and sincere care you have shown us. You have a natural instinct for knowing when it’s appropriate to intervene and support but, equally important, when it’s best to respect the privacy and stay away. This trait, I think, makes you stand out!” Oana
“I had the most wonderful birth experience with my second daughter thanks to Ksenia. She is intuitive, protective and encouraging: exactly who I needed to enable me to have a good birth. Thank you.”
“Спасибо тебе ОГРОМНОЕ что сопутствовала мне на завершающем этапе этой беременности. Спасибо что отвечала на мои сообщения посреди позднего вечера. Спасибо что прочувствовала все мои волнения и поддержала и успокоила когда это было нужно. Спасибо что не позволила испугаться когда схватки были уже очень больными и довела меня до рубежа когда больно но уже совсем не страшно. Спасибо что не отпускала мою руку. Спасибо за то что охраняла моё пространство и помогла бороться со всем…и когда одна бы я не справилась. Спасибо за то что была другом Аркаше и заменила папу в нужную минуту. Спасибо за чуткость, доброту, нежность и понимание. Не забуду твою поддержку никогда.
Читала в больнице хронологию родов спустя пару дней и смеялась себе под нос =) они записали все мои “грубости”, требования и отказы. Оказывается, что у меня были и есть силы за себя постоять, даже в минуты когда я очень слабая и уязвимая. А это со мной останется на всю жизнь. И это тоже благодаря тебе. То что ты делаешь – это не просто поддержка в родах, это сотворение новых, сильных женщин, сильных мам. Спасибо тебе и храни тебя Бог.”
“I will definitely have a Doula if I have another baby as nobody of my relatives/friends could provide up to date information about the labour and baby care and nobody could ever give even a half of support I got from Ksenia. I’m not sure that every Doula could help as much as Ksenia did. She’s that type of person you completely believe and trust and it really calms you down and assures you that everything is going to be very good.
Honestly, she exceeded my expectations in terms of doula’s role during the labour. I can asses her ability to support my wishes in 150% – she knew that I wanted to even before I realised I need it. Apart from midwifes management, sharing information and protecting my rights she was amazing in calming me down and reducing pain. She was giving massage every time I had contractions, bringing me water when I was thirsty etc. Ksenia spent a night in hospital with me. She was highly appreciated by midwifes of the hospital.”
Maria & Alexander
“Ksenia was attentive to our expectations & needs and fully supported our birth choices. We met several times before birth when Ksenia answered our questions, shared information and recommended books/articles to read. During labour she came to accompany to the hospital. She helped me with massage and positions ideas to ease contractions and that helped. When medical staff recommended something, Ksenia advised what can be done to stick to the birth plan.”