Postnatal (Recognised since November 2021)
Birth (Recognised since September 2021)
Lives in: Torquay TQ1
Local info and availability:
Torquay Paignton Brixham Totnes Ashburton Newton Abbot Teignmouth Dawlish Exeter. Within an hour of Torquay considered. London also.
Supporting birth at home or hospital. Breastfeeding and postnatal support (Specialist community public health nurse and formerly a midwife)
Hi, my name is Lynne. I would love the opportunity to be your Doula!
A Doula is an experienced woman who provides emotional and practical support throughout your journey from pregnancy to your life as a new family. The support should be tailored to your individual needs. A Doula needs to be someone who really listens to you and is an advocate and guide consistent with your wishes.
As a qualified Nurse, Midwife and Specialist Community Health Nurse, I am able to support you. I have a BSc. (Hons) in Health Studies (first class) and a PGDip in Specialist Community Public Health (with distinction). I have knowledge and experience and am competent as an advocate. I have chosen to leave my professional career so that I can give the time and continuity of care to better meet your needs and empower you to get the experience of childbirth and as a mother that you want.
I am able to navigate the NHS and am familiar with the choices available to you.
I am passionate about giving you the time and continuity of care which is not always available in the NHS, but is so important to create the environment that you want and the birth and feeding support you may need.
I will not be working in a clinical, medical capacity, but I have been fortunate enough to have been in a position to have worked with mother and babies with different births and experiences, from normal to high risk. I have also been able to support women in the post natal period with baby care, breast/formula feeding, emotional support, confidence building, and I have continued to support families as needed with children from 0-5 years.
I have two grown up children of my own and have experienced medicalised and ‘natural birth’. I understand the stresses involved in becoming a new Mum and would love to help tailor that journey to meet your needs and expectations. Let’s talk and you can decide if I’m the one for you.