Birth (Recognised since February 2020)
Lives in: Sudbury CO10
Local info and availability:
I am happy to travel up to 1 hour 15 minutes from Sudbury, covering Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and East London.
Closing the Bones and Postnatal Recovery Massage
Hello! I am Michelle, a birth and postnatal doula supporting families across Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and London.
I became a mother in 2013 and found motherhood to be isolating, confusing and hard! It wasn’t until I had my second child, with a doula alongside me, that I recognised the importance of having someone care for you during birth and nurture you postnatally.
I began my journey to becoming a Doula UK recognised doula in 2017 when I completed the Developing Doulas training course and I have furthered my skills and knowledge by learning the Closing the Bones massage, a Postnatal recovery massage and attending a Consent workshop for doulas. I have also taken on a volunteer role within Doula UK as the Area Representative for Suffolk.
Outside of the world of birth I spend my days home-educating my children and running through the Suffolk and Essex countryside.
There’s not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to pregnancy and birth so the way I work is very personalised to you and your family and varies with each and every birth. I am here to support you however you choose to birth your baby, whether that be a home birth, hospital birth or midwife led birth unit.
I have supported women with low-risk pregnancies and women with high-risk pregnancies and I have been alongside both first-time parents and parents who have given birth before.
As your doula I am passionate about helping you to become empowered to achieve a positive birth experience. I will offer you my support emotionally during your pregnancy and labour and will listen to you and care for you openly and honestly.
If you’d like to know more about the packages and services I offer, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!