Doula, Healer, Bodyworker, Antenatal and Babywearing Instructor.

Workshops to help birth workers unleash their inner power through a unique blend of science and traditions.

  • Closing the Bones Postnatal Massage
  • Babywearing
  • Rebozo Use
  • Reiki Healing

Doula, Antenatal and Postnatal Educator, Babywearing Instructor and Reiki Healer.

Workshops to help birth workers unleash their inner power through a unique blend of science and traditions.

  • Closing the Bones Postnatal Massage
  • Babywearing
  • Rebozo Use
  • Reiki Healing

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Latest reads from my blog

The Myth of the Ageing Placenta

The Myth of the Ageing Placenta

  I am a doula and birth educator. I also have a PhD in physiology of reproduction, and 20 years of research experience and I have a confession to make: I get REALLY irate when women get given poor quality evidence (or no evidence at all) in support of a recommendation for inducing labour. Whether…

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The amazing effects of wild swimming

I’ve been a swimmer for most of my life. I’ve always loved water. I started regular swimming as a teen as I never really stopped except for the early years when my children were tiny (I’m an early morning person so I like my swimming first thing, something that was kind of difficult with tiny…

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The lost art of postnatal wrapping

Years ago, before I started working as a doula, I taught antenatal classes. When I was asked about using a girdle after the postpartum I told women I thought this wasn’t a good idea. You see my grandmother wore a corset most of her life. Due to this she had her stomach or back muscles…

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Postnatal Recovery Massage, a new kind of postnatal massage inspired by closing the bones.

I’ve been offering and teaching a postnatal massage called closing the bones since 2014 with Maddie McMahon. Maddie and I never intended to teach this technique, we just wanted to share it with our community as we had been urged to do. But then women started to ask us to show them. So we put…

Rebozos, shawls and scarves : the lost art of supporting women through the childbearing years

I was introduced to the art of using a traditional Mexican shawl called a rebozo to comfort birthing women at my doula course by Maddie McMahon in 2008. Whilst I developed my antenatal and doula career, in my usual, knowledge junkie style, whislst I learn to use the tool for myself, I decided to learn…

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rebozo master class

I did a 45 min rebozo master class on facebook yesterday and I have uploaded it so you can watch it here  

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What do you get when you hire a doula, or why she’s totally worth the money

This week I saw this meme. It made me want to write about what you get when you hire a doula. The birth/wedding spending is a very well known analogy in the birth world. Most people spend A LOT more time and money planning for their wedding day than they do for their birth. I’ve…

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On being an independent doula and a proud member of Doula UK

I wrote a blog about what it means to me to be a member of Doula UK On being an independent doula and a proud member of Doula UK

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The miracles that happen when you have no expectations

As I write this, I just came back from the annual doula retreat. This year was my 6th year there. I’ve written about the retreat before here. Organised by doula Selina Wallis, the retreat is a unique space for doulas and birthworkers to gather and recharge. It’s held in the most magical place. Cae Mabon…

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