Postnatal (Recognised since October 2016)
Birth (Recognised since May 2017)
- Is an Access Fund Volunteer
Lives in: Reading RG7
Local info and availability:
Reading, Newbury, Oxford, Basingstoke, Bracknell, Winchester, Swindon and Andower. I will travel up to an hour from home.
KGHypnobirthing Practitioner Baby Massage Instructor
I’ve been married to Nigel for 38 years and we have two grown up sons and three grandchildren. I have always loved being a mum and now a grandmum. I live between Reading and Newbury and am willing to travel up to an hour from my home to support you, either at your home, in a birthing unit or in a hospital delivery unit.
I decided to become a hypnobirthing doula so I can offer the essential support required to women and their partners before, during and after the birth of their baby. I firmly believe that the supportive and calming presence of a doula can help a woman have a better labour, birth and an overall positive experience. I like to use hypnobirthing techniques and can provide you with a full course or tailored for your own personal requirements. It certainly makes a difference!
I would very much like to support you in having the birthing experience that you want and have planned for. I would like to support your choices, offering information about the somewhat unpredictable journey a birth can take you on so that you are prepared and well informed. I would like you to look back at your experience with a positive memory and feel that you were well supported, well prepared and ready for the birth of your baby, whatever you choose to do. I will stay with you in labour if required, until you, your baby and your partner are settled and happy.
I want you to feel that you are being listened to, you do have choices and you can maintain a sense of control in what is happening to you. Birth is a natural event but each one is also a little miracle! I would offer you continuous support in a warm, sensitive and caring way to help you feel relaxed and confident. I will assist with labouring and birth positions to encourage and reassure you. I will also support you once your baby has been born, so that you and your partner can start parenthood feeling confident and knowledgeable in meeting the ever changing needs of your new family.
Nominated for Doula of the Year March 2017
Recognised Birth Doula registered with Doula UK
Recognised Postnatal Doula registered with Doula UK
Birth Bliss Doula Course – attended April 2015, trained with Kicki Hansard
Baby Massage Instructor, trained by Hands on Babies – April 2015
Paediatric First Aider – September 2015
Better Birth Positions Workshop – October 2015
Tongue Tie Workshop – November 2015
Rebozo Workshop – November 2015
When Survivors Give Birth – April 2016
KGHypnobirthing Teaching Course – May 2016
Baby and Infant Massage includes training on bonding and attachment, colic, teething, newborn reflexes and an introduction to behavioural states of a newborn and engagement cues.
Hypnobirthing – to help you enjoy a more comfortable, gentle and relaxed birth. It’s simple, logical and very effective. Hypnobirthing enables you to work with your body, which is naturally designed to give birth. It releases the fear and negativity that we have all been programmed with from an early age and replaces it with calm confidence.
Comments from clients:
Having Sue with me during labour was amazing! She really made a difference. She was so attentive and there was nothing that I would have changed about the experience. Once or twice it was as though she knew what I was thinking as she asked questions that I was about to ask!
I found Sue to be very easy to talk to and she put me at ease straight away. She is very considerate and thoughtful. I feel that she went above and beyond her duty of care. Having a doula was an amazing experience!
Sue has this amazing calming influence. I call her the “baby whisperer”! She is a real treasure!
Sue helped me for nearly 4months after the birth of my third child. I was nervous about how I was going to cope and how my two girls were going to react to a new member of the family especially as they were still so young themselves. Sue was amazing!! She quietly came into our lives and offered support, care and advice that was utterly invaluable. The girls loved her and and she is now hugely missed. I would highly recommend her to anyone apprehensive about a pregnancy, birth or new baby.
Sue was with me when I had my daughter last September. It was the first birth she had attended as a Doula and to be honest you would never have guessed. She was fantastic. She second guessed everything I needed and stayed by my side for 4 days, even slept on the floor. I would recommend her to anyone, there is no way I would have coped without her.
Sue is wonderful and has been such a help to me over the last 9 months with my little boy. I would highly recommend her.
The most valuable gift you can give someone is support, Sue delivers both emotional and physical support. She has an amazing insight into all babys needs.
I have been working with Sue since I was 27 weeks pregnant with my twins, found her to be a huge asset in the delivery room and her post natal help has been brilliant.
I have been present at hypnobirthing births and seen how in control the women are, and how also the partners are a lot calmer and able to help and what a difference it really does make to the start of parenthood for them.
Sue is a lovely teacher, she is very open, honest and friendly. She ensures everyone is happy and relaxed and has a great sense of humour!
Thanks Sue for your excellent classes, my birth was amazing. I can honestly say I really enjoyed it and would love to do it all again!