Postnatal (Recognised since January 2012)Birth (Recognised since December 2011)
Lives in: London SW17
Local info and availability:
I live by Wandsworth Common SW17/SW18, cover most of the London hospitals and have experience of home births. I particularly enjoy supporting clients who live close by - makes it easier to drop in for a cuppa and keep in touch!
Antenatal preparation, feeding, hypnobirthing practitioner, VBAC, postnatal fitness. Please look at my website www.doulainlondon.com.
I am 46, the mother of three boys aged 16, 13 and 10 and live with my husband and children near Wandsworth Common, London SW17. I have experienced three varied births all locally at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. With my youngest boy I was under enormous pressure to have another caesarean but I was determined to try for a VBAC. During this time it saddened me that since having my eldest son six years previously, there now seemed to be a lack of support and continuity of care for birthing mothers. I had to conduct my own research into attempting a vaginal birth after a caesarean and ended up being successful in having a wonderful, empowering VBAC birth experience. This inspired me to become a doula…..I feel that all women deserve practical and emotional support before, during and after birth – someone who will be with them (and their partner) every step of the way through one of the most important events of their lives, the memories of which will always be treasured. I believe that it is with this support and being given the opportunity to make informed choices, that they are able to achieve a positive and happy birth experience and a smooth transition to mother/parenthood.
Please visit my website www.doulainlondon.com which will provide you with further information about me as a person, my doula experience, philosophy, training, services and client references.
I trained with Nurturing Birth in January 2011 and to date I have supported a variety of births including inductions, waterbirths, VBACs, caesareans and hypno births, all across a wide range of London hospitals. I have experience of working as a doula on the NHS and was part of the first small group of doulas to be employed by Chelsea & Westminster Hospital’s Birthing Unit in 2012.