Postnatal (Recognised since May 2007)
Birth (Recognised since May 2007)
Lives in: London N4 1
Local info and availability:
I cover North, East and Central London Please call/email for availability. I am a Doula UK Doula Mentor
Specialising in twin births Antenatal Classes for singletons and multiples Placenta Encapsulation Breastfeeding prep and support Twin Workshops (accredited by Doula UK) A free introduction to doulaing eCourse - 'Is Doulaing Your Bag?'
My name is Mars Lord and I am passionate about birth and about women having and making informed choices. I became a doula because I believe that birth is a wonderful thing and can be a wonderful time. As a mother of 5 (including twins) I know that even when it doesn’t seem to go the way that we want it to, it can still be an incredible experience. It should be your incredible experience.
I believe that every woman should have a good birth, whether it is in a field with a choir of angels or in a hospital. It’s all about choice and information. It’s your birth!
I trained with Michel Odent, the gorgeous French Obstetrician back in 2006 – ParamanaDoula course.
I have attended many workshops about all things birth and babies, including rebozo and malpositioning, tongue tie, baby loss, breastfeeding and when survivors give birth.
I attending many courses on breastfeeding and worked my way up to IBCLC, but unfortunately couldn’t take the exam as the entry requirements changed.
I continue to expand my knowledge attending conferences and training courses. I have spoken at several conferences, regularly speak to student midwives as part of their training and recently spoke to the UCL Anthropology Society about Risk and Maternal Power.
I am a Doula Mentor and support new doulas as they begin their doulaing journey.
Do you want calm, knowledgeable reassurance?
You are pregnant and happy. You want privacy in a public world. You want to enjoy this time and hold some of it to yourself. You want to strike your own path and you want a guide to walk beside you.
We might be the perfect fit for each other if
– you want someone to protect your space
– you want a listening ear
– you want to explore your options
– you want to dance to the beat of your own drum
– you want quality knowledgeable care
Here’s what I have on offer:
– birth preparation sessions
– labour and birth support
– postnatal sessions
– Welcome Home package
– placental encapsulation
– breastfeeding education and support (pre and post birth)
I have a special place in my heart for clients who
– Love a good glass of red and a great meal
– Love to laugh and talk
– Love to sing and dance
– Love to look outside the box
– Love a good book
– Love the theatre
Don’t worry, I love twins. Nothing changes in the way that I would care for and support you.
Want to read some testimonials and birth stories?