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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

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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Your postnatal recovery isn’t about how soon you can start doing chores

This morning, a antenatal teacher friend  shared the local hospital’s leaflet about the timeline of physical recovery after a cesarean. It’s been a while since something in the birth world has triggered me as much as this leaflet did. The leaflet, whilst I’m sure is well meaning, appears to be something straight from a 1950’s…

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Why a rebozo, shawl or scarf might be the most powerful tool in your toolbox

Why a shawl or scarf might be the most powerful tool in your tool box Over the last 8 years, since I started my reconversion in the world of science to that of a birthworker, the one tool that has amazed me the most is the humble shawl or scarf. You might know it foremost…

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The background of the rebozo

  The Background of the Rebozo Rebozos, shawls and scarves-the lost art of supporting women through the childbearing years. I was introduced to the art of using the traditional Mexican shawl called the rebozo back in 2013 when I attended a workshop by doula Stacia Smales Hill on rebozo use for labour and birth. During…

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Sophie’s guide to choosing a rebozo

I often get asked what is the best rebozo to use, so here is a little guide based on my experience of using a wide range of rebozos styles. When I started using rebozos 5 years ago, I only had one, a short, open weave one. It worked well for me, and I used it…

FREE Rebozo Techniques

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