Postnatal (Recognised since October 2023)
Lives in: Sheffield S17
Local info and availability:
Sheffield and all of South Yorkshire; most parts of Derbyshire, the Peak District, Nottinghamshire, East Yorkshire, East Riding and Humberside. Please ask if you cannot see your area.
3 Step Rewind- Bereavement listening - Postnatal Planning- Reflux - understanding and preventing - Current DBS- June 2022- Safeguarding: adult and children level 2 - 2022
I’m Lottie, a Postnatal Doula, living in the middle of the country, in Sheffield. I’m a Mum, Step-mum, Nanna, wife, daughter and sister. I have been a lone parent until our family blended, and 3 became 6.
I have lived in many places, including South America in my formative years, but came to Sheffield to train as a nurse, and settled here when I met my late husband.
I enjoy walks in the Peak District, I love cooking and spending time with my family, and friends who have become family.
I have had a passion for supporting women for many years, and would often find myself helping friends, and friends of friends, in their postnatal weeks- organising or cooking meals, listening, holding the baby while Mum slept or showered, and so on.
After a trip to Tanzania in 2018 the women in the most rural areas of the country challenged me to look at my working life as a nurse and make some changes. In 2019 my first grandchild was born; I had a desire to support my daughter, her family, and empower them. I wanted to show them that they had all they needed to be everything their baby and family needed, in a way websites and textbooks just can’t.
I am a volunteer with a telephone bereavement service, and I also organise a yearly Baby Loss Remembrance Service during National Baby Loss Remembrance Awareness Week. Sometimes the birth of a baby can remind us of a previous loss, not just of a baby, but of anyone we miss. Getting to know you before the birth of your baby, where possible, will help us plan any support you may feel you need.
I have experience professionally and personally of working and living with adults with disabilities. Planning ahead of visits will ensure I can offer you the best support and care needed.
After completing my training with Younique Postnatal, I have gone on to train as a 3 step Rewind Practitioner. This gentle practice can help change the way traumatic memories are processed or recalled.
I’m sure that some of my life experiences, and more formal training, will help me support new mothers and birthing people emotionally, practically and with information, whatever the first few weeks look and feel like in the fourth trimester or beyond.
Please see my website for more information.