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Hi! I’m Sandy, I live in Gloucestershire with my husband and eight year old Golden Retriever, Tiggy. We have lived in Gloucestershire for over 20 years and we love it here.
We have two gorgeous adult children, who have now flown the nest. My birth experiences were very different. To be honest, I thought that the whole thing would be a breeze as I was working as a midwife at the time! My first labour was induced, my second was spontaneous. I found it difficult to breast feed my first baby, the second, I breast fed for over a year. Two gorgeous children, two completely different experiences. It felt very different, ‘on the other side’!
Finding the right Doula for you
The more time passed the more I realised how important that birth experience is to your whole family’s health and wellbeing. Having a birth that you feel informed and in control of, helps you to begin parenting from a positive position, stronger physically, mentally and emotionally. I believe that having the right doula for you, will help you to have a calm and happier birth experience. Finding straight forward ways to manage the pregnancy, birth and postnatal period together. My aim is to support and guide, without prejudice or judgement, to allow every family to advocate for the birth they want as they become or extend their family.
For those of you embarking on birth alone – I can provide the support of a birthing partner, giving emotional and physical support throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. For those who plan to birth with your partner, or another close friend or relative, my role is to support you both.
Before becoming a Doula I worked as a Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor and Tropical Disease Nurse. I have since retired from these roles and have over 35 years of experience to share with you, albeit in a supporting capacity, rather than giving any direct medical advice. I look forward to supporting you as you navigate your path through the adventure of pregnancy and child birth.
Do connect with me on firstname.lastname@example.org for any more information or to discuss further.
I look forward to hearing from you, Sandy