Postnatal (Recognised since January 2004)
Birth (Recognised since January 2004)
Lives in: Kings Langley WD4
Local info and availability:
I cover Watford, St. Albans, North London,North West London, West London, Central London and Harpendon.
Hypnobirthing, baby massage, breast feeding counsellor.
I am mother to three grown up children and grandmother to three beautiful little girls, (one set of twins) and one boy, born in July 2012, 2013, and 2015.
My first two children were born in hospital in South London and my third was born at home with the help of two independent midwives.
I come from a large extended family and have always been surrounded with babies and children from my earliest memories.
My hobbies include walking with my two dogs in the Hertfordshire countryside, having the opportunity to spend time on my narrow boat, and finding time to use my gym membership!
I believe that one of the most important reasons for having a doula is to make a woman feel safe and relaxed wherever she decides she wants to birth her baby, and to support her decisions without making any judgements.
One of the things that women say time and time again is that having a doula means that they know there will be someone with them at their birth that they know, continuity of care has been proven to be one of the most important factors in women achieving the birth that they had planned for.
I completed my training in 1999, and since then have been privileged to be present at the birth of many families. I have experienced twin births, water births, elective caesareans, straight forward physiological birth and ventouse and forceps assisted births, and I have learnt so much from all of the different experiences.
I have completed the Marie Mongan hypnobirthing course, and many years ago trained as a Breast Feeding counsellor with the National Childbirth Trust
I continue to have a passion for learning and have been present at many study days and workshops, including those on waterbirth, tongue tie,and Penny Simkin’s workshop “When Survivors Give Birth”, and Michelle Every’s workshop on loss.
I have also completed the Baby Friendly Initiative training on breastfeeding, which enables me to be a Breastfeeding supporter at my local hospital.