Lives in: Rowley Regis B65
Local info and availability:
I'm willing to cover a 90 minute drive from B65.
IVF support Bereavement support
Hello, My name is Lexie, I’m a doula, mother, nerd, and activist from Sandwell.
I trained to be a doula with continuum after my very stressful antenatal journey as a queer disabled parent-to-be. This opened my eyes to injustices and unfair treatment of birthing folk and I needed to do something about it.
Having experience of advocated for children in care and those leaving care I felt my skills would be put to use supporting parents to forge their birth path with respect and dignity. This started with training with the BFN while I waited for spaces to open up with Continuum.
When I’m not working I’m usually found at home with my small half-elf and chosen family either playing some video games or some kind of tabletop role-playing or comforting one of my partners who decided to inflict Studio Ghibli onto himself.
When we’re not stuck at home I can be found in a field in costume and makeup live-action role-playing (LARP) or wondering our local nature reserve.
I have ongoing professional development from my years as a youth worker and leaving care advisor:
Training undertaken includes:
BA Health and social care specialising in child development and mental health – OU
Continuum Doulas Preparation Course
Equality and diversity
Understanding Self Harm
Positive Birth Movement
Breastfeeding Peer Training
Trauma Informed Doula Education (TIDE)
Anti Racism t& Exploring White Privilege with Jamie Schearer & Clementine Burnley
Why Homebirth is important
My philosophy is based on consistent care and trauma. I will never tell you what you can and can’t do and will always support your autonomy and ensure you always feel informed and supported.