Postnatal (Recognised since September 2018)
Birth (Recognised since December 2015)
Lives in: YORK YO31
Local info and availability:
I am available in and around York, Harrogate, Leeds and Hull
Birth and Beyond Practitioner (BA, Hons, University of Worcester), Breastfeeding Empowerment Coach, New-born Expert, Holistic Sleep Coach, Usui Reiki Master, Microbiome Baby Practitioner, Traumatic Birth Recovery 3-step rewind Enhanced DBS, update service OFSTED registered Paediatric First Aid
Hi, I’m Mel. I’m a mum to two amazing girls, and an Advanced Birth & Beyond practitioner with a background in Nursing and Complimentary Therapies. I offer a bespoke service to parents wanting support and information on their journey to parenthood – in pregnancy, birth and beyond. I aim to support women on their journeys to motherhood, and advocate their individual choices on how and where, for them, they feel it is best to birth their babies.
I strongly believe that every woman should have the information, and be supported in their decision, to experience birth in a way that they choose. When a woman has continuity of care during her transition to motherhood and feels empowered in her birth experience, she will experience a positive impact on her health and well-being as well as on her relationship with her baby.
I offer up-to-date information, advocacy and support as birth doula and/or post-natal doula to ANYONE who feels they would benefit from such a service. If you feel you would benefit from this, I can offer concessions/payment plans if necessary, based on individual circumstances.
I have a BA, Hons as a Specialist Birth & Beyond Practitioner (UoW) and I have completed the Mindful Doulas programme.
2013 VRQ level 2 in Mental Health Awareness
2014 Understanding and Using Rebozo Techniques
2015 Introduction to Men, Love and Birth
2016 Birth Trauma
2016 Physical Skills for labour and birth
2016 Introducing solids
2017 Obstetrics update day
2018 Holistic Sleep Coach, BabyEm Academy
2018 Introduction to the Infant Microbiome and Epigenetics
2019 Group B Strep, Microbirth School
2021 Energetics of Birth Trauma
2021 HEAL and THRIVE diploma
2021 Tongue Function Assessor, Carmelle Gentle
2022 Perinatal Emotional Wellbeing, TBR College (3 step rewind)
I volunteer for Treasure Chest Breastfeeding Group York, Kyra – Women’s Project