Postnatal (Recognised since October 2021)
Lives in: London SW6
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I am Maelle, an antenatal and postnatal doula based in London. I offer support all the way through your pregnancy and in the early weeks after birth, in your home in London or virtually across Europe, in English and French.
Languages spoken other than English:
Antenatal preparation / Postnatal planning sessions / Breast-chest feeding information & preparation sessions / Check-in services / 3 Step Rewind method for birth trauma, phobia and fear support
Hi, I am Maelle, an antenatal and postnatal doula, living in Fulham, London with my family.
I became passionate about helping mothers and families when I realised how little emotional and guiding support was available for new parents through their pregnancy journey, birth and postnatal period. I had 2 very different birth experiences (caesarean birth and a VBAC-vaginal birth) and 2 very different postpartum experiences myself that made me realise how important it is for us, new parents, in this particular time of our lives to have the right support.
Your birth and parenting experiences matter to me. I understand how this new chapter ahead of you can feel daunting and I would be happy to be that friendly and experienced go-to person who will take good care of you, who will share knowledge and experience so you can make informed choices when you navigate this transition into parenthood.
I would work with you antenatally to ensure you are as prepared as can be for the months ahead and then help you in many ways after your baby is born by answering your questions, helping you care for baby and your home, and supporting you practically and emotionally as you begin life as a new family.
I have been so lucky to witness many beautiful families’ first steps over the past years, all with different birth experiences, from different cultures and backgrounds, with one or multiple babies and would love to hear from you if you want to know more about how I can best support your family.
I trained as a doula back in March 2019 with the amazing Kicki Hansard, a very inspiring award-winning author and the founder of Birthbliss Academy and The Doula Directory. I have since continuously been learning to stay on top of the latest information and completed training in breast/chest feeding, understanding newborns’ development, holistic sleep coaching, supporting twins and multiples, understanding and preventing reflux, postnatal planning, and helping with birth trauma, phobia and fear through the 3-step rewind NLP-based method.
I was born in France from a French father and a Dutch mother, and prior to living in the UK, I resided in other European countries, including France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria. And like many of the parents I have been supporting who chose to live abroad, I know how it feels to adapt to a different culture and to be far from home and family.