Postnatal (Recognised since December 2020)
Birth (Recognised since August 2020)
Lives in: FAREHAM PO15
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I have supported parents under: Princess Anne, Southampton QA, Portsmouth St Richards, Chichester & Blossom & Bloom Case loading Team, Hampshire Hospitals
Hypnobirthing Instructor Breastfeeding Support Babywearing/Sling Consultant
Hi, I’m Sally. I live in Fareham with my husband and 3 children. During my own journey to having 3 beautiful children my passion for informed decision making & supporting women/birthing folk to feel confident to trust their own bodies & instincts has also grown immeasurably.
It was back in 2012 I became one of the founder members of a local parenting group. As that group blossomed & developed, so my interest in supporting others broadened: from being purely postnatal, sling & breastfeeding support to covering pregnancy, through to all things birth & beyond.
So, in 2018, I decided to make it official, extending my practise to include pregnancy & birth – leading me to become a Nurturing Birth Doula. My role is based around supporting you, mum-to-be/expectant-parent, welcoming & stepping into your own power, to achieve the birth that’s right for YOU! Whether that is a homebirth, hospital birth, or freebirth – with or without pain relief, or any of the other many & varied options: My aim is to get to know you, to understand & help you prepare in pregnancy for birth. I will listen, support & signpost to relevant, evidence-based resources so that you are able to make informed decisions about the issues that are important to you.
In May 2022 I completed further training with The Birth Uprising to become a qualified Hypnobirthing Instructor too. This is something else which can be included or added to your doula package & I also offer 1-2-1 & small group hypnobirthing courses on their own.
My standard Birth package will usually include: two/three Antenatal visits, being “on call”, usually from 38-42 weeks, to support you physically, emotionally & practically through your labour, birth & the immediate postpartum period, plus one/two visits Postnatally too.
Postnatal services can be flexible & tailor made to suit your needs. Again, supporting you emotionally, physically & practically as you adjust to becoming parents & making informed decisions for you & your baby’s well-being. I can listen & help you to reflect & debrief your birthing experience, support breast/chest feeding, prepare food &/or cook, do light housework, help with other children, watch baby while you shower/rest/sleep, run errands & help to manage visitors. Why not ask for donations towards a Postnatal Doula instead of gifts for baby at your baby shower? After all, what baby really needs is well supported, happy parents to nurture & love them… I’ve been a “gift” for several families who live apart from their own families & what better way to show you care, especially if you cannot be there to help support the new parents in person.
Birth & Postnatal Packages can be tailored to meet your personal needs & requirements. Additional visits, support at medical appointments, scans, hypnobirthing, breast/chest feeding, sling support & additional postnatal support can all be added on if or when required. I also offer Shared Care packages & Back-Up Doula support.
I have supported women/birthing people with Hospital birth, VBAC, Hypnobirthing, Induction, Water Birth, Elective Caesarean, Breech Vaginal birth, Homebirth, unassisted & free births & many who were deemed “high-risk”, to achieve the woman/person centred, informed birth that was right for them & through their early postnatal period. So don’t hesitate to get in touch for an initial chat, to see how I might best support you on your transition to parenthood.