Postnatal (Recognised since January 2023)
Birth (Recognised since November 2021)
Lives in: Bristol BS2
Local info and availability:
I mainly cover Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and Somerset but we do also travel up to 1.5 hrs from Bristol for a birth. Get in touch and let's chat about your plans for your birthing day.
Languages spoken other than English:
Hypnobirthing workshops, Birth Trauma resolution, antenatal classes and workshops, Active Birthing and yoga classes, Newborn Baby care workshops, Baby massage, Infant feeding and sleep support.
Hi and congratulations on your pregnancy!
My name is Luiza, I am the co-founder of New Birth Club, I’m a Perinatal Educator, a hypnobirthing practitioner, a birth trauma practitioner, a Birth & Postnatal Doula, Breastfeeding Peer Supporter and Holistic Infant Sleep Peer Supporter. I also volunteer for Doula UK as their CPD coordinator.
I have a huge passion for helping mothers and parents prepare both body and mind for the amazing journey that is pregnancy and birth…. and have been lucky enough to walk alongside many families since I started my birth work journey, 6 years ago.
The majority of clients I work with are planning a home birth and/or a vaginal birth after caesarean, so these areas are of great interest to me!
You wouldn’t believe what the body can achieve when the mind is truly ready to let go.
I am also a proud mama to two girls and have them to thank for my passion with everything related to pregnancy, birth and beyond!
It was after my amazing and completely not what I expected first birth, nearly 7 years ago, that I heard a calling to work with expectant families and become a birth worker. I fell in love with supporting families in their positive birth and postpartum journeys .
Birth is serious business but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming – so my approach is family centred, personalised and gentle.
I have supported a wide range of births… unassisted births (aka Freebirths), planned and unplanned home births, hospital births, midwife led unit births, vaginal births after caesarean (both in hospital and in a home setting), induction of labours and caesarean births.
I would love to chat to you and hear about your hopes and dreams for your birthing day.
Your body is capable of amazing things, it is often the mind we’ve got to convince!
Becoming a mother and growing my family was a real journey for me. I completely threw myself into learning about my body and trusting birth.
My first birth was a positive hospital birth. My second birth was an unassisted home birth. Both were powerful experiences and completely shaped my confidence as a new mother and as a partner, bond with my children and lastly, my relationship with my body.
Quality support and antenatal preparation during pregnancy and birth are essential for a positive birth experience and a confident and healthy postpartum period. I truly believe all births can be a positive experience, providing parents feel informed, powerful and respected. As a doula this is what I hope to bring to all families who work with me. I am here for you and with you.
As your doula I will help you navigate your rights in pregnancy and birth, I will explore birth physiology as well as interventions that may be offered to you, I will give you tools for a positive experience and, above all, I will hold space for you and your family, I will honour your birth and uphold your preferences.
Training & Qualifications
- Birth Bliss Academy Birth and Postnatal Doula training
- Hypnobirthing Training – The Birth Uprising
- Biomechanics for Birth – Molly O’Brien
- Holistic Sleep Coaching (Mini Course) – Lyndsey Hookway
- Rebozo Massage Online Course – Sophie Messager
- LGBTQ+ Competency in Birth and Beyond – The Queer Birth Club
- 3 Steps Rewind – Birth Trauma Resolution
What Clients are Saying…. “I’m so grateful that you were with us for the birth of our baby, your support and calmness were so much appreciated and helped us to have the positive birth birth experience we wanted.” R (Dad) – Unassisted Home Birth
“Luiza has been just absolutely amazing not only as a doula but as a human as well. Not only she is extremely knowledgeable and well prepared she is also really friendly, compassionate and good listener. Not to mention the instant connection she had with my baby, her genuine kindness and affection she had towards her. She helped me and my partner to overcome some of our fears and concerns regarding parenthood in general and some specific aspects.” P (Mother) – Postnatal Client To view more reviews click HERE