A brief background
Other than being a mother of three, I also worked for
a Catering Equipment company for 10 years - until being made redundant. This is when I decided to pursue something I
have always wanted to do, which was midwifery, until I found out about a Doula's.
I decided that I would rather become a Doula and give emotional support - which
unfortunately the NHS is lacking in!
that a Doula has a crucial role in giving emotional support before, during and after birthing. Obviously a midwife is
medically trained and is a very important part of birthing, but I feel very strongly that the emotional support is the key
to having a happier, calmer, easier pregnancy and birth for both mother and baby. The same also goes for having emotional
support with your newborn, this is something that is not offered in the NHS, but so many people would benefit from having
this support and comfort available to them. This is what I can offer as a doula, to expectant parents.
Doula Course - with Nurturing Birth (February 2007)
Doula UK Member -
(Since June 2007)
- The Mongan Method (March 2007)
Crisis Workshop - Sheila Kitzinger (April 2007)
Breast Feeding Workshop - with Lyn Scazafabo (May 2007)
Rebozo Workshop - with Stacia Smales Hill (May 2011)
Homeopathy for Childbirth - with Marcela Holmes
The Sexual Experience of Birth Workshop - with Sheila Kitzinger
As a Doula, the more experience and knowledge
I can gain, the more I can offer in my role, to provide information and guidence to the best of my ability.
reason I became a Doula is because I have a real passion and interest in pregnancy, birth and children. I believe that
pregnancy and birth are and can be a very natural experience, although we never know what circumstances can change this. As
a doula I am fully aware of different circumstances that can change during this special time and would help you and your
family with these choices or decisions - so you can have the pregnacy and birth you deserve.
This is such an amazing
and individual time I believe that both, mother and family should be able to enjoy every minute of their pregnancy, birth
and early days - employing a Doula can help you to achieve this.