Lives in: Purley-on-Thames RG8
Local info and availability:
Berkshire, South Oxfordshire, East Wiltshire, South Buckinghamshire, accessible parts of Hampshire
Traumatic Birth Recovery (TBR) 3 Step Rewind, Virtual Postnatal Doula 1:1 Services, Virtual Postnatal Doula Group Sessions
Hello, and welcome to my Doula UK profile. My name is Rebecca and I am a Postnatal Doula. I live in Purley-on-Thames, having moved from Farnborough to our Forever Home with my husband and son in 2021.
I had my son in 2017 – Christmas Day, no less – and returned to work in the Fire Service Control Room in October 2018. Whilst I still enjoyed my job, I felt like an entirely different person on returning and it didn’t seem to ‘fit’ as a career any longer.
It took me until 2022 to realise where I needed to be and what I needed to do. Maybe it was due to me turning 40? Maybe it was simply the right time? Whatever the catalyst, training up as a postnatal doula was the answer for me.
When I had my son, I struggled. That word feels so small compared to the emotions that I felt at the time. I had Postnatal Depression, Postnatal Anxiety, and a baby with medically diagnosed colic. If I had known then that a postnatal doula was an option, I have absolutely no doubt that my experience would have been far more positive with the use of one. It is my own personal and professional mission to ease parents comfortably and peacefully into parenthood, or extended family life, and if I can prevent just one parent from feeling as lost, lonely and confused as I did, it would mean everything.
As your postnatal doula, it is my promise to you that I will tailor my services with precision to you and your family’s requirements, adapting to circumstances and in a manner that works for you. I offer emotional and practical services, alongside appropriate signposting and support options – we can work out together the services that I can offer to match your postnatal needs.
Courses and Workshops Completed:
Infant Sleep Summit – The Zzz Hive – 2023
TBR Hypnobirthing Teacher Training – TBR College of Perinatal Emotional Health – 2023
Sensational Solids – Younique Postnatal – 2023
The Parental Brain 101 for Professionals that Support Parents and Babies – Newborn Parents – 2023
Understanding Reflux Workshop – Younique Postnatal – 2023
A History of Positioning and Attachment – Updated Nancy Morbacher, IBCLC, FILCA – 2023
Neonatal Stories For Change – Thames Valley & Wessex ODN Neonatal Parent Advisory Group – 2023
Traumatic Birth Recovery 3 Step Rewind – TBR College of Perinatal Emotional Health – 2023
LGBTQ+ Competency in Lactation Workshop – The Queer Birth Club – 2023
Honouring The Postnatal Body Workshop – Younique Postnatal – 2023
The Parental Brain 1.0 Summit – Newborn Parents – 2023
Doula UK Conference ‘Stepping Up For Change’ – Doula UK – 2023
Red Flags for Breastfeeding Supporters – Cathy Watson Genna – 2023
Supporting Families Through Pregnancy Loss and the Death of a Baby – SANDS – 2023
Paediatric First Aid – ABC Medical Services – 2023
Postnatal Planning Workshop – Younique – 2023
SIDS and Safer Sleep for Babies – Lullaby trust – 2023
Cry-sis Listener Training – 2022
Younique Postnatal Doula Initial Preparation Course – 2022
How to Support Trans Birthing People in the Fourth Trimester – Transparent – 2022
What is in the Infant Microbiome – 2022
How To Safely Support Traumatised Parents in your Care Masterclass – TBR – 2022