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Training for birthworkers and support for birthing families

Doula, healer and bodyworker

COVID update March 2020: I am aware that pregnant and new mothers are more in need of support than ever in the unexpected changes that the pandemic has brought. I am still available for births, but also now offering all my doula antenatal and postnatal support (except the massages) remotely via skype or other video apps. Just scroll through my offerings and contact me if you have any questions. I have written a series of blogs about ways to cope during the pandemic.

I support families through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

I offer a range of workshops to help birth workers develop their inner wisdom and skills through a blend of science and traditional knowledge.

  • Postnatal Massages
  • Rebozo techniques
  • Reiki for birthworkers

Training for birthworkers and support for birthing families

Doula, healer and bodyworker

I support families through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

I offer a range of workshops to help birth workers develop their inner wisdom and skills through a blend of science and traditional knowledge.

  • Postnatal Massages
  • Rebozo techniques
  • Reiki for birthworkers

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Latest reads from my blog

Career changes, giving stuff up and doing what makes your heart sing

Career changes, giving stuff up and doing what makes your heart sing

I am accustomed to making drastic career changes. As you may already know, 3.5 years ago I left a 20 year career in biology research to follow my heart’s calling by becoming a doula, antenatal educator and babywearing instructor (read why I did that here). By becoming a doula, being at births and hanging out…

Refilling my fuel pump-reflection on the doula retreat

Refilling my fuel pump-reflection on the doula retreat

I’m just back from the annual doula retreat in North Wales. Every year for the last 4 years I have joined a group of like minded doulas and birthworkers at the magical place that is Cae Mabon. I am ever so grateful to doula Selina Wallis for organising it 🙂 Cae Mabon is an eco…

The refuelling station, or the importance of self care for doulas and birthworkers

The refuelling station, or the importance of self care for doulas and birthworkers

A couple of days ago I was given a beautiful self care analogy. I was treating my friend Teddy with Reiki. He is an osteopath. For some reason, that day, I was drawn to treat his hands, something I haven’t been trained to do. But when I was treating a new mother recently, she mentioned…

Why attending antenatal classes in your third trimester might be leaving it too late

Why attending antenatal classes in your third trimester might be leaving it too late

I have just had a realisation that attending antenatal classes in the third trimester of your pregnancy might be leaving it too late. Part of it is based on my own experience during my first pregnancy, part is based on my experience supporting women as a doula and antenatal teacher. When I was pregnant with…

The taboo of the first trimester of pregnancy

The taboo of the first trimester of pregnancy

We have this weird taboo in our culture about the first trimester of pregnancy. The first rule of the first trimester is you don’t talk about the first trimester. We just don’t tell people we’re pregnant. I don’t know how it started. Before the advent of medicinal chemistry and pregnancy tests were available, I believe…

Babywearing and postnatal traditions

Babywearing and postnatal traditions

I’ve done a podcast with Alexia Leachman, on babywearing and postnatal traditions-you can listen to it below  

Why postnatal recovery starts before the birth

Why postnatal recovery starts before the birth

I had a lightbulb moment this afternoon whilst chatting with my lovely yoga teacher and therapist friend Stephanie Satriawan. We were musing over the fact that we see more and more women working right up to their due date. It isn’t usual these days to hear stories of women going into labour at work, or…

Why you need to write a postnatal recovery plan

Why you need to write a postnatal recovery plan

If you’re pregnant or have ever had a baby, you’re heard of birth plans, I’m sure, but have you heard of writing a postnatal plan? I doubt it. As a doula , antenatal teacher and babywearing educator, I’ve been working with expectant and new parents since 2010, so I have met quite a few pregnant…

Weaving the cloth of support through a woman's life, part 3: Using the rebozo to support and comfort through pregnancy and birth.

Weaving the cloth of support through a woman's life, part 3: Using the rebozo to support and comfort through pregnancy and birth.

If you’re a birthworker, you will no doubt have heard of the rebozo, this mystical scarf that can be used to support women in all sorts of ways during pregnancy, labour and birth. What is a rebozo? It is a traditional Mexican shawl/scarf that women use for all sorts of purposes: to keep warm, to…

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