Doula, healer and teacher

 

Author of the book Why Postnatal Recovery Matters

  • Revolutionising the postpartum from a lonely stressful time to one of calm and support
  • Bridging ancestral and scientific knowledge
  • Helping expectant and new families grow from uncertainty to confidence.
  • Helping birth workers grow their intuitive healing abilities

 

Read more about me and my story.
(photo by Ali Dover http://www.alidover.com/)

 

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Latest reads from my blog

How to normalise rest and support after birth

How to normalise rest and support after birth

One of the reasons I wrote my book, Why postnatal recovery matters, is because I got fed up of witnessing new mothers struggle and blame themselves for it. As a society we are blind to the needs of new mothers. When they struggle to adapt and adjust to the intense...

Getting out of overwhelm

Getting out of overwhelm

A few years ago I started my journey out of overwhelm. I was overworked and stressed and I didn’t know how to get out of the cycle. I was trying to work harder out of it. It was so bad that I remember stopping to pick some berries on a week day on my way home and...

Why Postnatal bodywork matters

Why Postnatal bodywork matters

All around the world there are (or used to be) traditional practices to help a new mother’s body heal after birth. Regardless of the continent, these traditions usually include some massage and wrapping rituals, as well as binding the belly and pelvis, and keeping the...

Baby shower? Have a mother blessing instead.

Baby shower? Have a mother blessing instead.

What is a mother blessing? You probably have heard of a baby shower, but have you heard of mother blessing? It is a celebration and honouring of a woman’s transition into motherhood. A mother blessing is a celebration that takes place during pregnancy and which is...

The lost art of postnatal wrapping

The lost art of postnatal wrapping

All around the world, there is a custom to binding the hip and/or the belly for the first few weeks after birth. It makes sense when you think about it, because of the amazing changes the body undergoes during pregnancy and after the birth. During pregnancy, the whole...

The buffet curator: an analogy for doula work

The buffet curator: an analogy for doula work

Imagine you were going to a buffet restaurant in a foreign country, and that you had no idea what the foods on offer tasted like, or what the dishes contained. Imagine that you didn’t speak or read the language Imagine that you had your own dietary restrictions, such...

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