Postnatal (Mentored) Postnatal (Mentored)
Birth (Mentored) Birth (Mentored)
Lives in: Thetford IP26
Local info and availability:
Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk
Mother Blessing Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Care Packages
I strongly believe that birth, and the motherhood / parenthood that follows is an ancient rite of passage that can transform a human being. Having several children myself, I understand what it is like for someone to undergo this transition and to develop and flourish as a new parent and mother. I trained as a doula with Conscious Birthing in 2017, with a focus on care which is tailored to the new parent. This is all about you!
I am currently available for help during the fourth trimester, in the early days and weeks of new parenthood. Whether this is helping you get some rest or take a bath while I look after your new baby, carrying out light housework enabling you to spend more quality time with your baby, or popping to the shops to fetch you some essentials, I will do everything I can to help you enjoy those very special first few weeks with your new child. It may be you need someone to entertain an older sibling for a time to allow you to bond more with your new child, or alternatively to give you some moments with an older child who may be feeling a little sidelined. This can all be discussed when we meet, to decide what help would be best for you, and can of course be changed depending on your needs once your baby is born. I can also help with signposting such as for infant feeding, babywearing and accessing wider support in the community.
Please contact me if you are looking for a birth doula and I will see if I am available to commit to this. I was fortunate enough to enjoy all my births at home, and all were certainly filled with magic and a fair amount of drama! I am very conscious that this is not everyone’s experience of birth and am deeply sensitive to that fact.
I am more than happy to support you in all settings, be that hospital, birthing centre or at home. I can help to ensure your voice is heard and that professionals are consistently aware of your birthing preferences while you are busy labouring. I can assist you with writing your birth plan, and we can discuss issues such as induction and other intervention as and when it arises, so that you are fully empowered to make informed choices about your care. I have some background in homeopathy so can suggest remedies that you may find helpful in pregnancy, birth and postnatally. I also have a growing library of books on pregnancy, childbirth and parenting you are welcome to borrow from!
I am currently undergoing the mentoring process with Doula UK so I can offer a substantially reduced fee for my services. I have a current enhanced DBS. I am also a volunteer with Doulas Without Borders. Get in touch and we can arrange a Zoom or meet for an informal chat over a coffee.
N.B. I can offer a Mother Blessing service along with Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Care Packages. I am also able to offer Mother Blessings as a stand alone service from £50.
I can also offer advice on placenta encapsulation, burial or tincture remedies. Thanks for reading!
Courses, training and experience
Conscious Birthing Doula Preparation Course, 2017
Home-Start 6 week training course, 2019
Doulas Without Borders, 2021 – present
Mother Blessing course with doula Sophie Messager, 2022
Wild Women Circles, 2022
Services: One off Mother Blessings (from £50)
Antenatal, birth and postnatal support (price negotiable)
Breastfeeding Support (single session or ongoing)
Signposting advice (single session or ongoing)
Birth plan preparation support
N.B I am happy to work with clients of all financial means and I am flexible as to how payment can be made for any of my services. Please don’t let money be a barrier to getting the support you need. Get in touch and we can discuss this further should this be a concern for you.