Postnatal (Recognised since May 2020)
Birth (Recognised since September 2021)
Lives in: Ealing W5 3
Local info and availability:
Ealing, Chiswick, Kew, Acton, Brentford, Southall, Greenford, Isleworth, Hounslow, Richmond, Barnes, Hammersmith, Paddington, Kensington, Ladbroke Grove, Holland Park.
For Bump and Birth….
Since having my own children and having the privilege of experiencing four very different one to one births, I have a desire to see other Mums nurtured and cared for in the same way through their births and beyond.
I want new parents to be informed about the options available to them and to experience their birth, their way. No two births are the same and not all are straightforward, indeed some will need pain relief or intervention, but a successful birth is about being able to look back and say you felt supported in your birth preparation and cared for, encouraged and empowered during labour and birth.
I encourage the principles of hypnobirthing and I have also been studying Birthing Biomechanics, finding ways of opening the pelvis at different stages of birth in order to allow more room for your baby to descend as they are being born.
I want to help mums-to-be to develop a positive approach to birth, ensuring that you are confident, prepared and able to trust and work with your body, making labour more efficient and comfortable for you and your baby. A positive birth experience is really important because it’s the feelings about the birth that last in the long term. And it isn’t all about “natural birth” either, I want to support women in whatever type of birth they decide is right for them, their partner and baby.
My children are grown up and leaving home on new adventures now but I still love nurturing and caring for my family and friends with babies and young children and I also love to help and support young people who have moved away from home too.
For you, I aim to offer encouragement and practical help by providing a supportive and stress-free environment so that you can quickly recover from the birth, bond with your baby and discover and develop confidence in your own mothering skills. I am happy to support first time parents with breastfeeding (or formula if breastfeeding isn’t possible or desired) and instruct on looking after baby as well as helping around the house.
I’m a passionate cook and baker. In recent years I’ve run a cook school for students and I regularly make celebration cakes including wedding cakes. Using these skills, I can help new parents by preparing meals and baked goods to help stock the freezer or providing quick and nutritious recipes. I can also help entertain older siblings with simple baking projects.
I’ve been a full-time Mum for 20 years and during that time I’ve had numerous and diverse experiences and gained a wide range of skills, from running a Toddler-Dancing Group for twelve years and baking in small groups at infant school to being a Governor at our local high school.
While I’m organised and practical, as a Doula, devoted to my charge, I also bring love, nurture and care.
“Love is patient and kind, it always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres. Love never fails”.