Postnatal (Recognised since December 2017)
Birth (Recognised since September 2016)
Lives in: Reading RG1
Local info and availability:
Reading, Oxford, Basingstoke; Berkshire, South Oxfordshire, North Hampshire. RG1, RG2, RG4, RG5, RG6, RG7, RG8, RG9, RG10, RG12, RG14, RG18, RG19, RG20, RG21, RG22, RG23, RG24, RG25, RG26, RG27, RG29, RG30, RG31, RG40, RG41, RG42, RG45, OX1, OX2, OX3, OX4, OX10, OX39, OX44, OX49, SL1, SL2, SL4, SL5, SL6, SL7
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Hypnobirthing instructor, Breastfeeding support and Babywearing Consultant. TBR 3 Step Rewind Technique practitioner to heal perinatal trauma. Trauma and anxiety.
I’m a Birth and Postnatal Doula and Hypnobirthing Instructor based in Reading, Berkshire. Pregnancy and motherhood had a profound effect on my life – back in 2013, pregnant with my son I found about doulas and highly benefited from having this wonderful accompaniment. The love and support I received, together with my birth experience and posterior postnatal weeks helped me discover my true passion. I found myself willing to accompany and support other women and pregnant people in their journeys, with a spirit of love and compassion, offering non judgemental support.
It was in 2014 that I decided to train with Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers as a Birth and Postnatal Doula (Paramana Doula training) and left my career as a Quality Engineer.
Through my work as a doula, I learnt how hypnobirthing can make a difference, so I trained as a hypnobirthing teacher in 2018.
As part of my continuous development, I have trained in Perinatal Mental Health with the European Institute of Perinatal Mental Health, and I’m currently working my way through the Certificate in Perinatal Health & Wellbeing with Traumatic Birth Recovery.
Please, do not hesitate in contacting me for a initial, no obligation chat so that we can work out together what best suits your needs!
“I was lucky enough to have Nuria as my doula for the birth of my first baby. I found the continuity of care I received from her before, during and even after the birth more than I could have expected. When I met Nuria I thought she had really gentle, calming qualities to her character which was exactly what I thought I would need in such a situation.
My husband also benefited greatly from her support and guidance during the birth. He felt he was able to support me even better as a result of her suggestions.
Nuria was able to be very impartial and did not push her views but shared her opinion if I asked. I think this is a quality you need in a doula and is very hard to come by in most people. I’m very grateful to Nuria for her support at such an important and special time for me and my new family.”
Sarah ~ Oxford
“We are delighted to have partnered with you in the preparation for having our child Isaac at the RBH (event though we planned for a home birth) and in particular for the support during labour and right through to the delivery of our baby. The psychological support made all the difference because of the negative hospital experience we had with having our first child. Thank you for all of the help and advice during pregnancy and the support and the preparation for the coming of the baby, and letting me know what was going on during the different stages I went through on the day. God bless.”
Susana ~ Reading
“Nuria supported us with the birth of our first baby Patrick, who was over 3 weeks overdue. We always wanted to have a natural birth and I found the hypnobirthing sessions with Nuria really helpful in getting into the right mindset. Being over 40, I was classed as ‘high risk’ and felt there was a lot of pressure to have an induction.
Nuria’s calm and support really helped me to stick to my decision to opt for frequent monitoring and wait for natural birth as long as there was no risk to the baby. In the end I went into labour at 43 weeks – Nuria supported me and my partner Pete during labour and her presence was really reassuring especially during times when decisions needed to be taken, as I was completely in ‘labour land’ and not really able to engage in a conversation. Patrick was born within 4 hours of our transfer to the labour ward. It was intense, but with the help of some hypnobirthing techniques, Nuria’s massage and lots of gas and air, we managed to have the natural birth we wanted, which I’m really grateful for!
I would definitely recommend Nuria, we really appreciated her calm and her well considered advice.
Thank you Nuria!”
Anna ~ Reading
“I reached out to Nuria for post natal support during lockdown after a C-Section. She has been brilliant. A gentle, warm, supportive and knowledgeable presence in our home. I felt immediately I could trust her with our new and most precious treasure.
As a new mum, recovering from an operation and with a partner straight back to work, I needed practical and emotional support. Nuria patiently answered my many questions and responded to my many worries. She also taught me how to carry my baby in a way that was reassuring and comfortable for him, and allowed me to get the use of my hands back.
Nuria gave me space to catch up on much needed rest, while looking after my son and taking care of some day to day chores.
My partner described Nuria as a godsend – a description I completely agree with.”
Lisa ~ Henley-0n-Thames