Postnatal (Recognised since December 2015)Birth (Recognised since October 2014)
Lives in: Birmingham B20
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I'm a Birmingham Doula and cover Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Four Oaks, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and the wider the West Midlands region. B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18, B19, B20, B21, B23, B24, B25, B26, B27, B28, B29, B30, B31, B32, B33, B34, B35, B36, B37, B38, B40, B42, B43, B44, B45, B46, B47, B62, B63, B66, B67, B68, B69, B70, B71, B72, B73, B74, B75, B76, B90, B91, B92, B93, B94, B97, B98WR7, WR9, WS5, WS9, WS10, WS14, CV7, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, WV5, WV8, WV11, WV12, WV13, WV14, WV15. Can cover other postcodes too.
Birth preparation. Rebozo. Hypnobirthing and belly wrapping. Baby massage. TENS machine. Lending library. Fertility massage, pregnancy and postnatal massage treatments.
My name is Lorna, I’m a Birmingham Doula and I am mom to 2 children born in 1989 and 1993 and grandma to my gorgeous grandson born in 2016 . I had 2 very different births and, single-handedly raised 2 amazingly wonderful young people.
I am easy to get along with, practical, organised and a good listener.
Parents tell me that I bring a special calmness and warmth to their births; I can also bring a wealth of experience to support you and your family through the tricky days and weeks of early parenting.
“I would highly recommend meeting with Lorna if you are looking for a Doula with a big heart and warm, welcoming, calm, caring and reliable personality.”
I strongly believe that every birthing mother should have access to a nurturing doula.
This is such a special time and, as a doula, I feel honoured to be able to share these precious moments with you and your partner/family.
When we meet for the first time I will listen to you and do my utmost to understand your needs and we’ll decide, together, how best I can support you.
“After a typically traumatic first experience, I looked at doula services because I wanted practical and emotional support for my second birth. Hiring Lorna was an excellent decision and I would recommend her to anyone.”
I am on hand to support you with your birthing choices and will do all that I can to ensure that your experience is a positive one; it’s your birthing experience and I can be as hands on or hands off as suits you and your situation.
I can provide emotional and practical support once baby has arrived; I will support you with your feeding choice and help to create some space/time for yourself so that you’re not too frazzled!
NNEB (Nursey Nurse) – 1987
Breastfeeding training (PCT), Weaning training, Smoking cessation, Infant massage teacher training (Touch Learn) – 2004 – 2007
Doula course (Developing Doulas) – 2012
Benkung belly wrapping workshop – 2014
Rebozo workshop – techniques for preventing and resolving malposition, 2014
Mizan Therapy – Traditional Reproductive Healing, 2015
Motherwarming, care of the postnatal woman, 2016
KG Hypnobirthing, 2016
Enhanced CRB (renewed yearly)
As well as my experience as a mother, I have over 20 years experience of supporting children and their families, including 9 years experience in Children’s Centres – co-ordinating antenatal and postnatal health services, visiting moms and newborns in their homes, running parent and baby groups, teaching infant massage etc.