Birth (Recognised since December 2007)
Lives in: London N1 3
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Kundalini Yoga for Pregnancy
I live in Islington, North London with my two boys aged 13 and 10 years old. Both my babies were born at home. My first son was born breech and my second was born in a birth pool, freebirth, born without the presence of a medical person. I absolutely loved giving birth. It was the most empowering, spiritual experience of my life and the initiation of my passion to help other women have an empowering birth experience. I have been working as a doula since March 2004 and have supported over 200 couples during childbirth. I trained with Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers and I feel privilaged to have worked and continue to work with them since.
I wholehearted believe that women can give birth, and furthermore they can enjoy the experience. I consider the biggest gift of life to be having your baby grow inside of you, giving birth to your baby and then feeding your baby. This is a right of passage. How we give birth, and how we feel when we give birth makes a difference to our relationship with our baby and to our child’s future.
I have come to realise that being a doula is not only about supporting mother and baby but also about supporting the father to be, who’s role can be quite overwhelming without support, with a doula present father can relax and enjoy the experience too.
I have spent the past two decade working with empowerment, sexuality and healing of women. I have trained and worked with many different disciplines, including couples counselling, body work, energy balance and Kundalini Yoga. I am also trained in ITEC massage and breast feeding with BFN. I work with private clients, groups and offer motivational speaking. I qualified in 2016 as a Birth into Being Facilitator and now offer preparation for birth using this incredibly effective methods.
Supporting over 200 women and couples through pregnancy, labour and childbirth has taught me that each experience of birth is completely different as each woman and each child is totally unique. I pass on my vast array of knowledge and experience of childbirth to help you make an informed choice about your baby’s birth. You choose how and where you want to give birth. I then support you in your choices, physically, emotionally and practically. I wish for you a private, calm, loving birth experience.
Natalie made the most fantastic difference to the birth of my son, and I am absolutely sure that had she not been there, the outcome would have been very different. Katherine
I am sure that Natalie’s support and obvious skill as a doula, helped me achieve the natural birth that I had hoped for. We would highly recommend Natalie as a very special doula and hope to have her at our next birth. Emma