Postnatal (Recognised since July 2023)
Lives in: Southsea PO4
Local info and availability:
Hampshire West Sussex Dorset
KG Hypnobirthing Sessions Antenatal classes Birth preparation classes Breast feeding peer support
Hey Mama! A huge congratulations on your pregnancy!
My name is Valerie Quinn-Reid ‘The Doting Doula‘ based in Portsmouth – Hampshire. I chose to become a Doula and Hypnobirthing Practitioner shortly after birthing my second baby River. I felt a siren call to pregnancy/childbirth and knew I had to find a way to support mothers through the most important time of their lives. Information during pregnancy can seem overwhelming and at times a little triggering. My mission is to create a safe space to guide you through pregnancy. Bringing clarity to give you peace of mind and empower you to get the birth you want and deserve!
I offer antenatal support to your growing family to prepare you all for the big day. Giving you evidence-based knowledge to achieve the best outcome. As your birth doula, i will be a kind presence there to reassure you and your partner while you welcome your baby. Let me take care of the noise around you to give you the space and time to enjoy your pregnancy and labour.
As a hypnobirthing practitioner i can teach you to release any fears you may have around birth and arm you with techniques to facilitate a calm birth. Where the mind leads, the body very much follows. I will help you understand your new body and how it is built to birth.
I have many years of experience with breast feeding my own babies and supporting mothers with their journeys. When your baby arrives, i will be happy to support you while you heal and navigate motherhood. As your post-natal Doula i will be there to lighten the load. I fully understand how hard the first couple of months are and having unwavering support is invaluable.
Continuous care is so important in pregnancy and hard to come by. I’m here to offer that emotional and physical crutch to bolster you and your family. I will tailor my skills to you and the support you need. There will be no judgement or biases. Building a relationship of trust to ensure you feel listened to and fully cared for. Your comfort and wellbeing will be my number 1 priority.
About me – I was born in Lima Peru and was later raised in the UK. After doing my degree at Chichester University, i settled in Southsea with my husband and 2 beautiful children, Luna and River. We spend our best days going for family walks in nature. We’re lucky enough to live only a 5-minute walk from the beach and a quick drive out to the beautiful forests in the south downs. I love nothing more than going for a good coffee in a cosy cafe. I try and get to the gym as much as i can, something about lifting very heavy makes me feel super strong and empowered. That’s definitely not to say that i won’t eat a whole pizza and watch married at first site in my cosies any day of the week!
The only way to tell if we would be a good fit is to have a chat so, please don’t hesitate to call, Valerie xx