Postnatal (Recognised since August 2022)
Birth (Recognised since November 2019)
Lives in: Brixton Hill SW2
Local info and availability:
I offer services as a doula, yoga teacher & lactation support as a breast/chestfeeding counsellor mainly in South East & South West London, though occasionally I am happy and able to travel further. Please reach out to find out more about my availability.
- breast/chestfeeding counsellor - babywearing peer supporter - infant massage teacher - yoga teacher
welcome, whether you’re TTC, expecting or have a young baby, you might be curious about how a doula can provide support during this transformative time. I invite you to explore my profile and website to get to know me and my approach better.
“Robyn is nothing short of fantastic – she helped me in the first 4 weeks of motherhood and I can honestly say I would not be the mum I am now if not for her! Her knowledge of all things baby is vast, including breastfeeding and baby wearing, and she’s able to impart in a very unobtrusive way – empowering you to make your own decisions and have a far better understanding of your baby.” – Amelie
i’m Robyn, and my pronouns are she/they. I am a Black Irish, queer full spectrum doula, breast/chestfeeding counsellor & yoga teacher based in South London. I am committed to gender-expansive, body-inclusive, trauma-informed care and support. I’ve been in the birthing and lactation field for ten years, following the transformative birth and existence of my amazing daughter, who learns freely at home with me.
i felt a calling to this work after my own personal experiences of pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding my daughter for 5.5 years. The joys & challenges I navigated sparked my passion and drive for burrowing deeper into the politics of childbirth experiences + birth & lactation activism ✨
i’m invested in (obsessed with) sharing what I’ve learnt over the years with my community, and I have a particular passion for breast/chestfeeding and lactation, supporting black and brown families and queer LGBTQ+ families.
i’ve volunteered for numerous charities and have extensive experience working with countless families to support them through every stage of their parenting journey. I personally understand the healing that goes into and comes from the presence of a loving & supportive community during our reproductive journeys. Parenting is an incredibly deep, meaningful action, adventure and source of connection for you and your family.
here’s what you can expect when working with me:
- Non-judgmental, empathetic, and continuous support
- Gentle guidance offered in an unobtrusive manner
- Encouragement to assert your choices and have authority in your decisions
- An engaging, friendly, and intuitive approach
- A calming and stable presence throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postnatal journey
- Thoughtful and considered questions to help you make informed decisions
- Respect for your choices and the protection of your birthing/babymoon space
- A professional presence to create an empowering and unforgettable experience during your birth or early parenting journey
- Support in gaining a better understanding of your baby
“I absolutely loved getting to know Robyn and feel lucky to have had her practical and emotional support. She was so happy to share her knowledge and experience and always in the most gentle and supportive way. I can”t think of a better start as a new parent and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a doula.” – Annabel
in 2013 I welcomed my daughter into my arms peacefully and positively. Following my birth, my family nourished and supported me in caring for my new baby. Guiding me with breastfeeding and healing from the enormous work my body had recently gone through. I was given love, compassion, and care as a new parent. I adore that supporting as a doula gives me the opportunity to pay this love forward to other families. The way in which we birth has an enormous influence on our lives, our babies through to adulthood as well as being a reflection of our society as a whole. Being such an intimate and powerful time the guidance of those with experience can be grounding and uplifting when it comes to birth and parenting. History’s evidence demonstrates that birthing people have the ability to grow and birth peacefully, physiologically, and without much interference from a clinical perspective. I believe in individualised birthing, that the birthing person’s voice is the most important in the room and they should be supported to birth the way they wish to while holding space for evidenced-based information and guidance. I understand that unforeseen circumstances result in the necessity for undesired medical intervention and am extremely thankful for these resources being available to those who rely on them. That being said, I find it questionable when interventions are suggested due to hospital policy rather than strong evidence-based information and research. You are the expert on your body, baby and lived experience, I am committed to supporting YOU on your journey whatever route that may take.
privileged to have supported families with varying needs: previous birth/ feeding trauma, solo parent families, LGBTQIA+ families, queerplatonic co-parenting families, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, multiples, miscarriage, early induction, survivors of sexual violence, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), and those with more complex existing medical needs including those living with disabilities and physical restrictions. I have supported clients’ birthing at home, hospital and birth centres including induction and elective cesarean births.
“Robyn was kind, encouraging, supportive and calm throughout my labour. I would encourage other women to have a doula as they have access to information others may not have, women should be with experience women in labour and I was very happy to have Robyn with me. Robyn was extremely sensitive to my culture and our traditional care after childbirth, she made me feel comfortable when talking to her. If I had another pregnancy I would call Robyn to be my doula as she was friendly, knowledgeable, patient and helpful.” – Wei Soik
during pregnancy focus is directed towards preparing for labour and birth, but what happens afterwards when you have your sweet baby in your arms and need to settle in at home? The postnatal period is the time in which you discover your baby, and yourself as a parent and slowly adjust to the new life you now have. This experience requires time, patience, and a well-informed support network. Self-care can often be overlooked during this time due to attending to the immediate needs of a newborn, thinking about what might make life easier in your pregnancy is a great idea to be well prepared for postpartum. I really encourage my clients to do nothing but bond and care for their babies during the early weeks; and allow their bodies to rest, heal and recover from the enormous and amazing job of birthing. Prioritising your mental space, emotions, and physical recovery in the first few months lays the foundation for how parents and baby’s first year together play out. Of course, much of it is unpredictable but there are some steps you can take to help this babymoon time go as smoothly as possible. As your postnatal doula, I strive to be a calm, knowledgeable and reassuring presence to you – encouraging your family to glide to your own rhythm and beat. Seeing the change many of us wish to see in the world begins with our parents.
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I wish you a peaceful and positive birthing and postnatal experience. Please reach out to me via my website or email to learn more about my offerings.
“Robyn was so supportive before, during and after birth. She has a wonderful energy which was felt by all who met her, radiating calmness during labour she put me at ease and I could not imagine the birth of my son without her support in pregnancy. Her knowledge gave me the confidence to trust my body and enabled me to have the natural birth that I had dreamt of. She was also a sanity saver when I was struggling to breastfeed and I have no doubt that she facilitated my successful breastfeeding journey. I cannot recommend her highly enough and am so grateful to have come across her on my search for a doula” – Saoirse
“Where to begin! Robyn is just incredible in every way. There’s really no one like her. I struggled with breastfeeding my first child so I sought Robyn’s help for my second. Immediately she made me feel calm and comfortable. Her presence alone took me to a better place. She really listens and always had words of wisdom for anything I was struggling with; as well as videos, articles, materials, etc.., that were all extremely useful. I’ve spent many hours trying to find answers on the internet and Robyn has done all of that work already. I was blown away by her passion for what she does and her wealth of knowledge. She’s supportive, brilliant, peaceful, caring, patient, humble, and so much more. I’m so very grateful to have had Robyn, and her lovely daughter, on my motherhood journey with me.” – Jessie
“Robyn was extremely understanding and empathetic as my postnatal doula and her focus on me while everyone around me focused on my new baby was a huge relief. Her understanding was also potentially key to my emotional recovery postpartum and supporting my alone bonding time with my new baby when she took my older children out. Her knowledge on birth and breastfeeding was very helpful to my partner. Her empathy was especially notable and much needed in my postnatal period. Robyn was knowledgeable and able to gently informed my partner and also navigated the dynamic that emerged in my family during the postnatal period very sensitively.” – Ayesha
“Robyn is a wonderful doula. She has a very non-judgmental, empathic approach and is a great listener. It’s hard to imagine that I would have had the home birth I had without her. She provided so much support not only to me but to my partner too and I know he felt more equipped to support me as a result. Robyn shared so much knowledge with us in the first few weeks after birth when we worked with her for a short time as a postnatal doula and I believe my breastfeeding journey was able to get off to such a successful start because of her support and guidance. She also has great knowledge around slings, and we were able to use one very early on and build confidence in doing this with her guidance.” – Anna