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Training for birthworkers and support for birthing families

Doula, healer and bodyworker

I am still available to support you in person, and I am now also offering all my support (except the massages) remotely via phone or video calls. Just scroll through my offerings and contact me if you have any questions. 

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

(photo by the talented Ali Dover http://www.alidover.com/)

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

Ten things I wish I had known before I became a doula.

Ten things I wish I had known before I became a doula.

I wish I had known how much awe I would feel watching a woman birth her baby. I wish I had known how much sacredness there is in birth-when the baby has just been born there is this incredible energy in the room-it is so palpable you can almost touch it. I wish I had…

Ten things a doula does to prepare you for the birth of your baby, or why antenatal preparation is so important

Ten things a doula does to prepare you for the birth of your baby, or why antenatal preparation is so important

Most people do not realise that the most important part of a doula’s work is done BEFORE she comes to support you during the birth of your baby. So, here are ten things a doula may do for you:   1) We get to meet at least twice (this doesn’t include the interview), so we…

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Confessions of a hippy scientist, part one

I have a confession to make: I’m a scientist by background, but (shhh), I’m also quite into a lot of woo stuff. Yes you read that right. On paper, when reading my bio, you might have picked me because of my PhD in biology. You find that reassuring, I get that. I would too. You…

Why did I leave science to become a doula?

Why did I leave science to become a doula?

I often get told that leaving my career in science to become self employed to support parents in their journey to parenthood was “brave”. In a culture which values intellectual knowledge and status so much, I can understand why it would seem odd that I chose to leave a 20 year long successful scientific career,…

Nurturing postpartum recipes : groaning cake

Nurturing postpartum recipes : groaning cake

I love expressing my nurturing nature to new mamas by giving them something delicious and nourishing to eat, and what is more nourishing than a home baked cake?   After reading Ami McKay “The birth house” a few years ago,  I started baking this traditional cake called a groaning cake for my doula clients. The…

Nurturing postpartum recipes : perineal herbal bags

Nurturing postpartum recipes : perineal herbal bags

This is the first of a series of posts on postnatal healing rituals for new mothers. I think that our culture sorely lacks rituals when it comes to nurturing new mothers, and I love reclaiming and sharing ideas around making new mamas feel special and cared for. A couple of weeks ago I bumped into…

A guide to slings

A guide to slings

I just wrote this guide to slings article for the Birthlight newsletter. Enjoy!

When did we become so blooming unkind?

When did we become so blooming unkind?

A couple of days ago, a doula friend published a blog post entitled “When did we become so blooming close minded“. It prompted me to finally write the “twin” post on kindness that I’ve been meaning to write for the last year or so. I have noticed rather a lot of unkind comments, directed towards…

"A time in between"-Waiting for a birth as a doula

"A time in between"-Waiting for a birth as a doula

  I love this article by Jana Studelska, ” The Last Days of Pregnancy: A Place of In-Between”. I send it to my clients when they are fed up waiting for the baby to arrive. Jana uses a German word: ‘Zwischen’, which means ‘between’, to describe the unusual but necessary waiting time between the end…

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