Lives in: Bristol BS4
Local info and availability:
All areas in Bristol
Languages spoken other than English:
Breastfeeding support, Childcare support, Aromatherapy, Hypnobirthing
I am a birth (mentored) and postnatal (mentored) doula who has been based in Bristol since 2020, after living in London for about 16 years. Caring and helping for others has always been at the centre of my life and I have always made it a life goal. I trained as a birth and postnatal doula with Nurturing Birth in 2021 and as Hypnobirthing Instructor in 2023.
I have always been fascinated about birth and it’s been an honour to help families during of the most vulnerable time and now, I really can’t imagine a different career for myself. I have been lucky enough to support many families postnatally, over the past 25 years.
As well as running my own business, I have been doing some volunteering work as a doula, supporting disadvantaged pregnant people in Bristol. I also run a Breastfeeding Support Group in South Bristol.
I regularly keep up-to-date and take part in various workshops/courses for continual professional development.
Among the things I enjoy most are: cooking, music, horse riding, hiking, travel, visiting museums, galleries, theatres, and creating pieces of art with the Decoupage technique (especially painting on glass and wood).
My aim is to empower birthing people and families, supporting them through their entire journey. I would love to offer my services to all birthing people, including the LGBTQ+ community. I would be happy to help around the house or look after their children, when they need to rest.
Languages spoken: Italian and English and basic Spanish and Makaton.
Supporting transgender people during pregnancy, postnatally and understanding mental health (September 2023)
Hypnobirthing Instructor Training with “The Birth Uprising” (May – August 2023)
Aromatherapy for Childbirth (April – May 2023)
ABM (Association of Breastfeeding Mothers) – Breastfeeding Foundation Training (November 2022)
Nurturing Birth training:
- Birth and postnatal doula Expansive Training (2021 – 2022)
- Homebirth (2022)
- Supporting every birth – baby loss (May 2021)
- LGBTQ+ and Inclusion workshop (June 2021)
“From Fertility” training (2022)
- Menstrual cycle and physiology of conception
- Fertility and reproductive loss
- Assisted reproductive technology
- Holistic support
Pelvic Health workshop (2022)
Breastmilk and the Infant Microbiome (2021)
Postpartum Psychosis (2021)
“Be Ready to Parent” (2018 – 2020):
BIRTH TRAUMA & MATERNAL COMPLICATIONS
PAEDIATRIC SLEEP TRAINING
REFLUX AND EARLY ALLERGIES
MAANTA – Maternity Nurse Practitioner Training (2018) – Level 3 OCN Accredited
NSPCCN – Early Child Development and Child Psychology (2018 – 2019)
Enhanced DBS on update service
Paediatric First Aid Training 12 hours (2023)