Postnatal (Recognised since December 2009)
Birth (Recognised since December 2009)
Lives in: Slough SL1
Local info and availability:
I cover East Berkshire, South Bucks and surrounding areas, and have quick access to M4,M1,M40 and M25, surrounding hospitals are Wexham Hospital,Hillingdon,St Peters,Royal Berkshire,Watford General,Frimley Park, West Middlesex,Northwick Park,Stoke Mandeville
Birth/Postnatal packages, Antenatal Support,Postnatal support. Support in Breast/Bottle feeding. Attended Home,Hospital,twins and water births. Closing the bones massage.
Hi my name is Sharon and I live in East Berkshire (close to Slough, Windsor, Ascot and surrounding areas) and on the edge of South Bucks (Burnham,Farnham Common,Farnham Royal, Beaconsfield,Stoke Poges and surrounding areas,), and a member of Berkshire Doulas. I’m married with 3 grown up children. my first birth was assisted, my second was amazing (I learnt to breath!!) and my third was quick.. I don’t feel that I am photogenic I couldn’t really see myself married or with children but life has surprises for us. My family are now my life. Watching them now is amazing. I can even see a mini me in all of them!!!They all support me in my role as a Doula and having this support is fantastic. Especially when the phone goes at 3 in the morning and a voice whispers’Good luck mum’ as I close the front door x
Every birth is unique, I learn from each one and my knowledge and experience just keeps growing and changing.
One thing is, women are designed for pregnancy. Hidden in their minds they know this. and its my job to help them tap into their own instincts and natural abilities.
This amazing journey can be a time of positive growth and personal transformation of strength and courage on becoming a mother. My job is to support you, share information, share techniques and take any fears away that you may have.
This helps you prepare for your up and coming birth,listening to your body and trusting your own instincts,knowing things that are happening are normal, therefore keeping your heart and your baby’s heart calm.
Pain relief is there for a reason and we would go through all pain relief and talk what is right for you. ie breathing and meditation,singing,gas and air and so on.
Your body knows what to do, believe in it,
Your Body,Your Birth, Your Choice,
Closing the Bones workshop Nov 2014
The Pelvic Floor – Anatomy function and Rehabilitation workshop Nov 2014,
Breech Birth Study Day Nov 2014
AIMS Induction workshopOct 2014
Studying certification in Prenatal/Pregnancy/Baby/Toddler Nutrition.
Antenatal and Birth Preparation Workshop Oct 2014
Completed an Introductory workshop on Natal Hypnotherapy for Doulas Oct 2014
Homeopathy, Pregnancy and Birthing Workshop Apirl 13
Practical skills to prevent and resolve malpresentation. Feb 2013.
Waterbirth Study Day Jan 2013,
AIMS Inspiring Midwives and Women Jan 2013,
Oxytocin study Workshop May 2012,
Inspirational Birth Workshop Jan 2012,
Experienced Birth Doula Workshop (Nurturing Birth) Level 2 Oct 10,
Attended Infant Resuscitation Session – Dec 09 (Abcmedical services},
Michel Odent Study Day on Birth Physiology – March 09.
Early Nurture Breastfeeding Workshop – Feb 09,
Birth & Postnatal course (Nurturing Birth) – Feb 08
I have experienced hospital and homebirths,birth of twins,successful VBAC’s and been present at Waterbirths, births using gas and air, a tens and supported births with interventions. As postnatal I have supported first time parents-families with twins-young siblings and premature babies. I have personal experience of both breast and bottle feeding and will support you in your choice of feeding methods. The first few weeks can be abit overwhelming and having someone there to do the little things around the house, or just to talk to can make such a difference..
I now offer a ‘Closing the Bones’ ceremony and hope to bring warmth and closure,where many women feel vulnerable and sometimes open, after giving birth.
Sharon possesses a rare mix of sensitivity-kindness-sense of humour-warmth and calming influence. Aswell as having a newborn I also had an eighteen month old and really needed an extra pair of hands. Nothing was too much trouble and the calm dedication she shown in caring for my baby was outstanding. When caring for my son she showed a sense of humour and involved him in her tasks. Sharon was never a stranger in our home or to our family.- Charlotte:
We decided to use Sharon’s services after having her recommended by a hypnotherapist. We were hugely impressed with her warmth and positive attitude and we immediately felt at ease with her. After a difficult birth of our first child, it was important for us to have a doula to help make things easier the second time around, and Sharon was superb at doing that. She helped us to focus and be calm before the birth with breathing exercises and meditation and she always made herself available if we needed her. She was really helpful in giving us information on our birth plan and on what to expect in the hospital. She was a steady and calm presence at the birth, pro-actively dealing with the midwife and ensuring that labour progressed as it should. She also provided excellent support afterwards. We would definitely recommend her services – Natalie and Rick.