Birth (Recognised since February 2008)
Lives in: Nottingham NG9
Local info and availability:
I will travel to areas within an hour of my home address. For more than 15 miles I will ask for travel expenses.
I am only taking past clients and personal referrals at the moment. Phone and email contact during corvid 19. Not medical advice but maybe encouragement, reassurance and possible research routes. Former Nurse Midwife. Antenatal Yoga Teacher (British Wheel of Yoga) yoga in pregnancy cert. Reiki Master Please be aware that the filled in form may come to me as suspected spam and according to my server I have no spam box ( go figure) So please cut and paste it to my email address.
I am married with 2 grown children-1 emergency C.section-1 VBAC. I breast fed them both for about 18 months. I have 2 dogs- Lurchers- and enjoy walking them and being out in the countryside. I am interested in women’s issues-environmental concerns and complimentary (not alternative) therapies ie Kinesiology and Reiki.
I am a strong advocate for choice in women’s health.I do not try to influence your choices I just present the options available.For example, don’t agree with complimentary therapy ? Fine. Your choice.
Childbirth is a profound life change .I feel that my role as a Doula is to empower women to give birth in awareness. The antenatal period is a discovery process. I try to find what the individual needs are and develop the ” personal plan” accordingly. What each individual would like varies considerably. Birth partners need support too. I do not undermine their relevance in this.I enhance it. I will visit you at least twice during the antenatal period- further visits if you are interested in Reiki or any issues arise. We will stay in closer contact as your estimated due date nears, emails etc.
I am a former Nurse Midwife who trained in Nottingham -I worked in the USA for 20 years mostly as an Obstetric nurse-helping to bring forth changes in medicalised maternity care.I also trained in the USA as a Paramedic to participate in air evacuation of pregnant women from outlying hospitals in Texas. It’s a big state.
I trained in the UK with Paramanadoula, run by Dr Michel Odent -who started the birth pool movement in Pithiviers in France in the 1970’s- and Liliana Lammers in 2007.I maintain my professional development through DUK workshops and relevant ones that interest me, often fairly eclectic also Midwifery conferences.
I am a British Wheel of Yoga diploma holder, a 4 year course, and have done a further 1 year training to teach Yoga in Pregnancy. I also have to maintain this qualification through CPDs. I offer 1-1 sessions now.
As Master Reiki practitioner I offer Reiki treatments which are available and used during pregnancy and labour without extra charge.
I have a birthing pool available for loan.
I have over 25 years of experience in maternity care in Britain and the USA. I have been at home births, hospital births-QMC, Nottingham and Derby City and Burton on Trent and birthing centre births-Samuel Johnson in Lichfield. I have supported births which had interventions, through circumstances, though I find that when the couple have been included in the decision making process the experience was good . I have been active at water births and caesarean births.