Birth (Recognised since September 2020)
Lives in: BELFAST BT7
Local info and availability:
Belfast and surrounding areas. Also cover Counties Antrim, Down and parts of Armagh, Tyrone and Londonderry. Northern Ireland
Rewind 3-step Process for dealing with difficult or traumatic births KGHypnobirthing Courses: one-to-one sessions or group sessions Relax, Stretch and Breathe group sessions Antenatal preparation: one-to-one sessions or group sessions Birth Preferences Workshops Comfort Measures for Labour and Birth Workshops
I am passionate about supporting women, and their families, through pregnancy, birth and into parenthood in a way that suits their needs and that is meaningful to them. In what is such an amazing life-changing experience, I aim to provide every woman with non-judgemental support and evidence-based information so that not only is she mentally prepared for the journey to becoming a mum, but she embarks on this journey feeling empowered and confident in herself and her abilities, her body and her baby.
This passion stems from becoming a mother myself. My first baby, Joshua, was stillborn , and now with two healthy rainbow daughters, I know how precious the time around pregnancy and birth is and how crucial it is to have support around you. Every woman deserves to have a positive birth experience as this is not only a memory that she will carry for the rest of her life, but it eases the transition to motherhood and positively impacts the postnatal period. As well as working as a birth and postnatal doula, I am also a qualified antenatal educator, KGHypnobirthing practitioner and Rewind practitioner. I am also very active in local maternity services, campaigning for improvements in maternity care, as well as volunteering with a local parenting charity and Sands. In any way that I can, I want to ensure that women and their families are fully supported to have their birth, their way.