Lives in: Wimborne BH21
Local info and availability:
Wimborne, Poole, Verwood, Ferndown, Blandford Forum, Bournemouth
Antenatal Courses, Birth Preparation, Birth Debrief, Breastfeeding Support, Babywearing Support, Hypnobirthing, Sleep Support, Baby Massage and Signing.
‘Promise me you’ll aways remember: you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think’ A.A.Milne
As a Doula, I feel that it is important for mothers and their families to feel supported before, during and after. Phyllis Klaus refers to Doulas as ‘heart work’ and I couldn’t agree more, as a Doula it is wonderful to see parents grow in confidence, from the support that they have been given. For the services that I offer please feel free to get in touch, there are many different options available and one that would be able to suit your needs.
At The Nurturing Doula, I believe that every family should have the support that they need, it can be a life-changing experience having a child and any subsequent children afterwards. There is a saying from the old Igbo and Yoruta African Proverb which says ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, over time this sentiment has disappeared. People’s ‘villages’ are smaller than ever or non-existent and we’ve become further removed from helping and supporting others. Here, at The Nurturing Doula, I am bridging this gap.
In the support and services that I provide, these are evidence-based as much as possible. This means that the information provided has been shown to be proven through vigorous trials and studies. In addition to the evidence-based support, I believe in a holistic approach. By looking at the whole picture rather than simply the outset, it also involves taking into account any mental and social factors.
Everyone has their own parenting style and one style may not fit another, everyone is unique. I believe in holding space, providing a non-judgmental, listening ear and making informed decisions.
I have a background in care, specialising in Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), working for a variety of charities, Specialist Education Schools and as a consultant for schools. It is from this background within health and social care that led me onto this path. Whilst pregnant with my first child, I began volunteering with NCT (National Childbirth Trust) and still do today. Over the years, I’ve added more training, children and volunteering. Including breastfeeding training with ABM (Association of Breastfeeding Mothers), where I am also a mentor for new and qualified students and I also volunteer with APNI (Association for Post-Natal Illness). I have also contributed to the NICE Intrapartum Care guidelines when it was first published in 2014 and more recently apart of the Diversity Network for a national charity.