Postnatal (Recognised since September 2015)
Birth (Recognised since March 2018)
Lives in: Twickenham TW1
Local info and availability:
West and Southwest
Pregnancy Yogabirth Teacher
Welcome! My name is Sophia ‘The Wise Doula’. I am a mother of 5 children. I am passionate about working as a Doula and offering support and encouragement on your journey into motherhood. I am also an accredited Yogabirth Teacher teaching antenatal yoga ,one to one and weekly group classes.
I believe that women are amazing and are designed with the ability to birth babies naturally and without intervention, however, I am also aware that our culture of childbirth has become extremely medicalised. I feel passionate when I realise how fearful women have become about childbirth and motherhood.
It will be my pleasure to support you & your partner whether you choose a hospital or home birth. I will help you to relax by sharing breathing techniques that I practice in my classes. This along with having an understanding of the birthing process will help you to feel confident in your body’s albility to labour and birth well. I can offer support by guiding, encouraging, and empowering you to achieve the kind of pregnancy and birth that you desire.
Of course a natural straight forward birth is desirable by most of us, however sometimes our pregnancy journey takes us on different path requiring a more medicalised route. Having supported couples along this path has taught me that being prepared and informed is key to a positive birth experience.
My birth services include: personal antenatal sessions which are designed to prepare you for birth and help you to make informed choices about, pain relief, placenta decisions and the kind of birth desire. I will be available to support you in your own home and at hostpital for an on call period of two weeks either side of your due date. Our sessions will also cover some postnatal topics like feeding choices, baby care and self care and I will come and visit you postnatally shortly after birth.
My postnatal care package is separate from birth and is extremely beneficial to your physical and mental wellbeing particularly in the early weeks after birth. Services include: daily/weekly visits between 3-4 hours, breastfeeding support, caring for you and your baby, healthy delicious meals, light help in the home, rocking your baby to enable you to sleep and rest, encouragement , and baking banana loaf! If you already have children I will endeavour to help with the transition that a new baby brings.
My loyalty lies with my clients and I will give myself wholeheartedly for the time that we are together!
Additional experience: Twins, Tongue Tie, Acid Reflux, Rebozo technique, Breast Feeding Support, YogaBirth influenced relaxation.
Find out more at my website https://www.thewisedoula.co.uk/