Lives in: cirencester GL7
Local info and availability:
I live in Gloucestershire, but I'm very happy to travel for birth support to surrounding areas of Wiltshire, Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath, Oxfordshire, Malmesbury, Tetbury, Chippenham, Swindon and the Cotswolds.
Antenatal/Birth preparation sessions Birth photography Pregnancy yoga, postnatal yoga, baby yoga Breastfeeding support Access to my library of books, TENs machine, birth balls etc
Hi, I’m Sinead – Doula and Perinatal Yoga Therapist. I live with my husband and two children in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. I am utterly devoted to pregnancy and birth in my work. I am a music, art, photography and long-walks-in-nature lover in my ‘free’ time.
Before teaching yoga, I came from a psychology background and worked within children’s charities supporting families. I’ve been teaching pregnancy & postnatal yoga for 5+ years now, and have a deep understanding of the pregnant body, biomechanics and physiology in birth.
I’d always known I would train as a Doula, and having my own two children propelled me into this work with huge motivation and passion. My first birth was a difficult experience, but my second birth was hugely healing. Birth can be a wonderfully empowering experience when you feel confident and supported.
It’s an honour to support people through their fertility, pregnancy and birth journeys. I work with you holistically – your voice and wishes are so important and individual to you; I believe everyone needs to feel heard and respected in that. I support you to understand your options and choices, from evidenced based sources.
I am a calm constant encourager, and I support you in feeling informed and confident throughout your experience. Every birth is different in its own wonderful way, whether you’re planning a homebirth or hospital – I will be alongside you antenatally, and part of your birth team, every step of the way.
My hope is that you have a positive experience that is unique to you, however birth unfolds.
“Having Sinead as our doula was an integral part of our pregnancy and birth experience. She was calm, knowledgable, reassuring and unassuming. She was invaluable to us as a birth companion, and I am certain that my dream birth experience was made possible thanks to her. Such was her professionalism and ability to work with everyone involved in the birth, midwives have since asked for her details to recommend to others. I give her my highest recommendation” – Holly and Pete “
“Thanks to your yoga classes I learnt to listen to my body and be mindful about all the connections within it. All of that had a positive impact on the birth of my second baby. My baby boy(8lb 6) was born at Gloucester MLU. His birth was the most empowering experience of my life. I managed to breathe him out without any pain relief, tears or stitches. I trusted my body and Sinead’s guided visualisation really helped me to welcome and appreciate the contractions.” – Daria (yoga client)