Doula, Healer, Antenatal Educator, 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
Sophie Messager

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Latest reads from my blog

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Energy hygiene for birth and perinatal professionals

What is energy hygiene and why do you need it as a birthworker? Please don’t let the “woo” undertone of this title put you off and read on because I am going to try and explain it in a way that is hopefully both meaningful and helpful for those of you who aren’t used to…

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Why baby books and “experts” can really harm you after you have a baby

I just read a great piece of research by professor Amy Brown, that shows that reading baby books that recommend strict routines for babies is associated with poor mental health. “New research from academics in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences has explored the link between parenting books that encourage parents to try and put…

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What new mothers really need

I’ve just finished looking after a new mum as a postnatal doula. As I supported the new mother, once again I was reminded of the fact that our culture’s focus, when it comes to postnatal recovery, is completely wrong. Our culture got it wrong because it focuses entirely on the new baby, when it should…

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Rebozo video class-how to use a rebozo for pregnancy, birth and beyond

I did a live video class this week on how to use a rebozo shawl to support yourself and your clients through pregnancy, labour and birth, the postnatal period and beyond. Here is it 🙂

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Closing the bones, a journey in-between worlds-by Virginia Valli

Please visit our sister website to read Midwife Virginia Valli’s account of closing the bones Closing the bones, a journey in-between worlds-by Virginia Valli

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Why being a doula is a zen-like practice

As I have moved from learning to teaching, I have always been blown away by how much deeper one’s knowledge becomes when you start to teach something to others, rather than just using it for yourself. I recently became a doula mentor. As I support new doulas through their journeys, of course this too is…

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Why it’s important to sit with the pain

I have just supported another long birth, one that didn’t end up the way the parents were hoping for. I always find myself raw and open after supporting such a birth. As a doula I become so emotionally invested in supporting the parents, when thing don’t go the way they had hoped for, I feel…

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Are you full of should?

This week I had a very interesting coaching session with Charlie from Your Time to Grow. I wanted to talk about how I’ve been feeling like I’ve got too much to do, and how to manage my time better. It is a recurrent problem for me, I am a busy self employed person with many…

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How do we make decisions (especially difficult ones during pregnancy and birth)?

I’ve been reflecting on the complexity of decision making lately. How do we make decisions , especially difficult ones, and how does this apply to pregnancy and birth? Let’s debunk some myths first. I think we naively like to believe that we make decisions in a step by step, rational, logical, maybe even scientific basis.…

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