Lives in: Harlow CM18
Local info and availability:
Harlow, Epping, Theydon Bois, Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Cheshunt, Thornwood, Roydon, Broxbourne, Hoddesdon, Gilston Park, High Wych, Hastingwood, Hatfield, Illford, Walthamstow
Languages spoken other than English:
Catalan, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Closing the Bones Massage, Rebozo Technique, Essential Oils, Personalised Relaxing Music
I started my journey as a doula to connect with, support and empower parents. I wish to let them know that there is no right or wrong way of parenting, it is all about making informed decisions that best suit each family. The more I connect with pregnant women, the more I admire how our body works and how powerful we are, we are truly amazing! I believe that nothing is too difficult to achieve with the right preparation and planning, and this includes birthing in the way we want to birth.
What can I do for you?
- During your pregnancy, I will be there to listen to you and support you if you have any concern. I can also be your companion (in person or via email or phone) when you have your midwife appointments, if you wish me to. I will make sure you feel you are ready for the new stage and will respect all your decisions, without any judgements. I can also use some rebozo techniques if you feel your bump is getting very heavy and you would like some release.
- At birth, I will be there and use any relaxing techniques (previously discussed) you feel works better for you: rebozo techniques, essential oils, relaxing tools, my arms and shoulders if you need to hold me, etc. I will make sure your wishes are respected and that you feel you are in control of your birth.
- After your baby is born, I aim to take care of you in any way you need: help you with the housekeeping, help with your baby in case you need to have a shower, have a warm meal, take a nap, help with older siblings, etc. I also feel very passionate about breastfeeding and being able to support new mothers to breastfeed their babies is one of the most gratifying moments I can experience as a doula. I also offer post-partum closing the bones massage, designed to aid the bones, muscles, organs and everything to slowly go back to the pre-pregnancy state.
Another essential point is that, if I speak your mother tongue, I will make sure there are no language barriers for you and that you feel you understand what your options are in all cases.