Postnatal (Recognised since November 2021)
Birth (Recognised since July 2018)
Lives in: London SW18
Local info and availability:
Hospitals: Chelsea & Westminster, Kingston, St George's, St Thomas', King's College and UCH. I live in Wandsworth and aim to work locally in South West London but I had clients and worked in hospitals across other parts of London (NHS Trusts: West Middlesex, Whittington, Homerton, Royal London, Lewisham, Newham, Northwick Park; Private Hospitals: Portland, Kensington Wing) and outside of London under special arrangements (specifically John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford or for home births in wider areas around London) so please enquire as it all depends on my availability at the time of the birth. I offer full online birth and breastfeeding support across the UK and Internationally.
Languages spoken other than English:
Over 2,500 training hours completed to offer comprehensive support to women including: 1) Yoga Therapy (specialising in female health - fertility, menses, postpartum recovery including diastasi recti, menopause support; yoga nidra; mindfulness and meditation practices; pregnancy and postnatal) 2) Antenatal Preparation and Birth Rehearsals for couples 3) HypnoBirthing (KG, Sophie Fletcher, Anastasia Ivanova, Maggie Howell, Marie Mongan) 4) Three Step Rewind Technique for Birth Trauma Release 5) Postpartum "closing the birth" ceremony (Angelina Martinez, Rocio Alarcon, Natasha Tomilina, Mizan's sacred wrapping) 6) Other holistic treatments: Rebozo massage, Aromatherapy during labour, Homeopathy for pregnancy, birth and postpartum, Homeopathy for lactation and mastitis, Ayurvedic massage, Mizan therapy (including fertility, pregnancy and postnatal), Bach Flower remedies therapy. 7) I am also a certified IAIM and Developmental (Peter Walker) baby massage instructor, Spinning Babies/Biomechanics of birth practitioner and Breastfeeding Counsellor.
Full details of my birth and postpartum programme are on my website including pricing and engagement questionnaire. I am looking forward to meeting with you and helping you on your journey.
My current pattern of birth/postpartum support is to take maximum two clients per month to ensure consistency and continuity of care, so booking early is important. I always respond within 24 hours. If you don’t get a response from me using an online inquiry form, it is possible that the request has been blocked by the email server, so please send me a direct email instead.
” Vera is so passionate about birth it’s infectious. She is always happy to help and answer questions and come up with solutions. Vera’s approach to pregnancy and birth is natural and intuitive which suited my husband and I perfectly. Her views and advice were always balanced which allowed us to make balanced decisions. We could not have done without her support throughout my pregnancy and birth. I would love Vera to be our doula if we have another child – I can’t image going through pregnancy and birth without her! “ LG
“Vera is very passionate, supportive, knowledgeable and resourceful doula. She gives way more than you initially agree. She is fun and easy to be around. Working with Vera was a truly enjoyable and memorable experience.” M
“Vera has been a great support both as a doula during childbirth as well as for pregnancy yoga. I don’t know how I would have coped without her. Having her as a doula has been the best decision we took to prepare for childbirth and she went above and beyond to support me as well as my husband to experience this as a ritual, helping dealing with the physical and psychological aspects of it. She really showed compassion, care and support that helped me cope with the birth of our first child in the best way possible. We couldn’t have received better support and would really recommend her services. “ S
“Throughout three of my pregnancies, Vera has been absolutely wonderful and has completely changed my experience of pregnancy and birth. Her involvement, before, during and after each birth has hugely helped my bonding with my two sons and daughter, and helped me remain calm and positive in the face of all the challenges and stresses that I have faced as a new mother.” S
“I could not imagine having to give birth again without Vera’s support. Thanks to Vera my natural birth experience turned out even better than I had imagined it could be. She was there with me, present and supportive, every second of the process, as well as before and after. I felt protected, confident and optimistic thanks to Vera’s skillful and gentle approach to facilitate the labour. I was able to relax as much as it is possible to be relaxed during the contractions thanks to Vera’s continuous guidance. Vera’s invaluable help during the pregnancy prepared me so well for the big day and her continuous postpartum support helped my baby and me to smoothly adapt to this new life. I am already looking forward to my next birth giving!“ N