Lives in: London E17
Local info and availability:
Whole London, parts of Hertfordshire and Essex
Languages spoken other than English:
Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage. Closing the bones. Mizan therapy and womb care. Plant based nutritional advice and meal preparation. Aromatherapy and acupressure in pregnancy, birth and beyond. Virtual support. Native Polish Speaker/Mowie po Polsku.
My name is Marlena and I am a full spectrum and holistic Birth and Postnatal Doula. I serve London and surrounding areas.
I was always passionate about birth and babies. I have helped and supported many of my friends and family members who were pregnant or just had their baby. I believe women benefit a lot from having a doula (and so do the statistics). Even by just having a much more positive birth, having more knowledge, continuity of care or knowing someone is there for them all the way through 24/7.
I am a very good listener who is always there for you when you have your ups and downs. I am a very supportive, reliable and non-judgemental person with great time management and interpersonal skills. I have worked in customer service for the past 10 years and have always had a great contact with people and learned a lot about dealing with stressful situations and working under pressure. I am also qualified in first aid and metal health first aid.
In my daily practice, I often use herbs, aromatherapy oils, grounding, meditation, daily gratitude and affirmations, mindfulness and yoga. I am very passionate about conscious, holistic and healthy life style as well as plant based whole food diet.
I also volunteer as a Doula for Doulas Without Borders. This Organization offers accessible, grassroots services to women and childbearing people experiencing multiple disadvantage and financial hardship during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. I provide emotional, physical and information support which is crucial during their journey to parenthood. A calm and supported mother or parent who is able to bond with their baby, moves society one step closer to resilient, connected and well adapted next generation.