Lives in: Shap CA10
Local info and availability:
I live I Shap, North Cumbria and I’m happy to travle up-to an hour in and around Cumbria.
Breastfeeding peer supporter, Babywearing peer supporter.
My name is Rosie, I live in North Cumbria with my two children, partner and crazy dog.
I love all adventurous activities and the outdoors, having been an outdoor instructor before children and I am passionate about supporting mums, families and babies to have positive, informed experiences of birth and those early postpartum days and beyond.
I feel I have been on a journey to become a Doula, for a very long time. Having observed my Mum as a doula, being supported by her in both my pregnancy and birth, and understanding the true value when my first birth did not go to plan. This spurred me to learn more and I have gone onto support my friends over many years.
In the last 5 years while raising my children and helping my partner with his business, I have been volunteering at my local group as a breastfeeding peer supporter. This has been extremely rewarding and has led me to train with a Carrying Matters and Together We as a baby wearing/ Sling peer supporter too.
I love to help others discover the benefits of using slings safely and effectively, this has culminated in me running a sling library and support group in my local town of Penrith.
With my children now growing older, I have more flexibility and time to start my own vocation, and I feel honoured to be able to share my experience with women and families around Cumbria.
I completed my training as a Doula in May 2023 and I have a lovely mentor supporting me though the first few years. As a doula I feel it’s my job to listen, support and be there though your entire journey, I am passionate about continuity of care and being available for any questions, however small.
I offer birth and postnatal support, without any bias and without my own agenda as I believe a family’s choices should be based on their own beliefs, informed and evidence based research that you can use alongside any medical advice that you are given.
I want every family I work with to feel in control of their own birth and postnatal period, to feel confident to follow their own intuition and to understand their rights and feel really listened too. I hope that in any situation a family face, they feel their choices have been respected and heard.
Postnatally I’m able to support you with your infant feeding choices, breastfeeding support, baby-wearing and postpartum healing. I’m here to hold the mother, not the baby, (although that is also a benefit) and bespoke this support to suit each client.
If at any point I am unable to provide you with support in the areas you need, then I will seek out and signpost you to local practitioners who can help. However I am on hand at every stage to discuss all the options available to you.
I would love to have a chat and discuss more, so feel free to contact me anytime.