My awe of childbirth and the passion that comes with it, is something that seems to have always been with me, its something I feel I was called to do early on in life. In many ways I have always been on the path leading to making it my profession.
My first daughter, Asha was born at home in 2005 and after my second daughter, Ella, was born is 2008, also at home, I became set on becoming a doula and signed up with Childbirth International to train. I then joined WOMBS (Women Offering Mothers Birth Support) some years later and finished my training in 2014.
Nothing fills me with more joy than supporting a mother on her journey in childbirth, helping her make informed choices in her pregnancy and helping lead her to an empowered birth, no matter the circumstances.
My support of women during birth is something that feels 100% natural, it's like a ‘sense’, rather than something I was taught to do. I feel highly sensitive towards and deeply aware of a mother's needs when giving birth. I can help bring a beautiful sense of calm to the birthing room. I have a non-judgemental approach, gently helping mothers and fathers make informed decisions that are best for them and their family. I help to navigate and prepare them for the ancient path to parenthood.
A women is never more beautiful than when she is giving birth, especially when she can let go and trust that she is being well supported.
• An initial interview
• An antenatal visit, where I assist you in developing a birth plan.
• On call for you from 38 weeks
• Home visit in early labour, if appropriate, before hospital transfer
• My support during your labour and birth
• At least 1 hour postnatal care with the aim to establish a breastfeeding relationship.
• A hospital visit.
• A home visit in the first two weeks of being home with your baby.