Alice Hinchliffe

Hello, my name is Alice. I am a birth doula, living in Cambridgeshire PE28, and I am a recognised doula with Doula UK. I am a wife, and a mummy of two small monkeys. I used to be a nanny, before moving to California with my very persuasive hubby, (I’m a home bird, he’s an adventurer!), and there we had our two babies. It was there I learnt all about doulas, and had the amazing support of one for both our pregnancies and births. When we moved back to the UK I knew it was something I wanted to do, and training among the UK Doula network since has been an awesome start to my journey into the birth world.

I am a self-professed birth junkie and it is a passion of mine to support and nurture parents to be, (or to be again!), so that they feel informed and empowered when it comes to welcoming their baby into the world.  We all know birth is unpredictable, but by being as prepared as you can be, you are armed to make your birth experience an awesome one, in whichever form it may take. I feel honoured to be a doula. Holding that space and being a part of such an incredible time in a family’s lives is truly humbling.

Testimonials:

“If you are wondering if a doula is the right choice for you, let me really encourage you to go for it. I was unsure of doulas at first as they often seemed to be ‘hippy dippy’ and I didn’t want to ‘breathe through the pain’, but I cannot imagine my birth experience without Alice. From our first ‘get to know you’ and preparation meetings through to the delivery itself and the follow-up, Alice put me, my needs, and my preferences first. She provided non-judgemental support and a hand to squeeze during contractions and stitches. She reassured my husband that, in spite of the ridiculous amounts of bodily fluids, things were normal and we were doing well. She managed the tricky balance of fading into the background when we needed to be on our own and being very present when we asked.”

Elizabeth, July 2019

 

“Alice is an exceptional and gifted doula. I feel blessed that she supported me through pregnancy, birth and in the weeks afterwards. I will never be able to thank Alice enough.

Throughout my birth experience Alice calmed me, checked things with me, protected my wishes and made sure the midwives understood what I wanted. Alice is a gentle and loving soul who can be fiercely protective when necessary. A perfect combination.

Needless to say, I love her from the bottom of my heart”

Ani, January 2019

 

“Alice is a warm, charming and very empathetic person and we loved to have her as our doula. Her great energy immediately put smiles on our faces and we felt more like having a friend or a family member with us. Having such a caring and calming person by our side, helped us to stay calm ourselves in the most stressful situations. She respected our choices without judgement and supported us, so we were listened to by the medical staff. We think she has a real talent to be a doula and we would definitely recommend her”

Kasia, March 2018

 

“Alice was kind, caring and friendly. She seemed really knowledgeable and I really trusted her. Having such a calming and caring person there, (other than my husband), really made my birth a more pleasant experience”

Charlotte, August 2017

 

Contact me by phone on 07792 383367

E-mail alice@instinctive-birth.co.uk

http://www.instinctive-birth.co.uk/

Harriet Lowe

Hello and thank you for viewing my profile! My name is Harriet and I am a recognised birth and postnatal doula. I live in Kedington (CB9) on the Cambridgeshire & Suffolk border with my husband and small dog. I am a mum to a wonderful son born in 2017, My […] Read more »

Justine Fieth

  I have two children, a quiet lego-loving boy and a high energy action-girl, and I live in Cambridge with my husband. I am a postnatal doula and love being with new mothers and babies. I have been supporting mothers and babies since 2011 when I was accredited as a […] Read more »

Charlotte O’Kelly

Hello there and congratulations on your pregnancy or birth of your baby ! Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. I have three wonderful boys 19, 17 and a 13 years old. I am fortunate to live between a few different homes in Cambridgeshire, Essex and […] Read more »

Anna Richardson

Anna Richardson

I am mother to 3 gorgeous daughters, born 1998, 2000 & 2006 & a handsome son, born 2007. I live a few miles outside Cambridge where I have lived most of my life, but was born in the Lake District which is my favourite place in the world so I […] Read more »

Dawn Styles

My name is Dawn and I am a mentored Doula, Reiki Practitioner and Essential Oils enthusiast! I believe that every birth is unique and I am here to support you along your birthing journey, whatever path you may choose. I believe that every woman has a right to make informed […] Read more »

Michelle Parkin

Hi I’m Michelle! I’m a birth and postnatal doula working around Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex. As part of my postnatal work I am also a Closing the Bones and Postnatal Recovery Massage practitioner. I became a mother in 2013 and found motherhood to be isolating, confusing and hard! It wasn’t […] Read more »

Chantelle Aley

I’m Chantelle, a mentored Birth and Postnatal Doula supporting women in and around the Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire areas.​ I live in Elsenham in Essex with my husband Steve. We have two wonderful children, Rose born in 2017 and George born in 2019. I love spending time with my family […] Read more »

Jo Thompson

Hello! I’m Jo, a Cambridgshire based mentored Birth and Postnatal Doula. I have worked with families for near 20 years gathering lots of experiences and skills, but I always knew that something wasn’t quite right working for a large organisation.  I felt so passionate about empowering families to make choices […] Read more »

Cecilia Goldaracena

Training Born to be carry Peer support course – February 2015 (Tutor : Sophie Messager) Developing Doulas Doula course – April 2015 (Tutor : Maddie McMahon) Doula services I provide : Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula Sling peer supporter Photography Languages: Spanish English Portuguese Contact Information : Mobile Phone: 07803471612 Facebook: Ceci […] Read more »

Sarah Drawwater

Thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. I live in the central Cambridgeshire town of Ramsey, enabling me to offer care to most of the County. I am a Developing Doulas graduate and a mentored Birth & Postnatal Doula. I have always been passionate about pregnancy, birth […] Read more »

Katie Olliffe

My name is Katie.  I am a full time mother to George and Max, Partner to Rich and part time parent to my partners 3 wonderful children. I live with my 2 boys in Oakington, in South Cambridgeshire. I am a Birth Doula and have been supporting birthing families since […] Read more »

Jane Wallington

Hello, I’m Jane and I am Hypnobirthing Practitioner and a Birth & Postnatal Doula working in Cambridge, Royston, and all of the surrounding villages but also wide across Beds, Essex, Herts and North London. I live with my husband and two daughters, Ruby and Jessica, who were born in 2008 […] Read more »

Linda Hobbs

I was born in Cambridge in 1959 and married Alan in 1983. I now live in Stretham, about 4 miles south of Ely. I am mum to Mathew, born in 1984 and Samantha, born in 1987. I’m also a doting Nana to Thomas born in 2016. My background is in […] Read more »

Verina Henchy

COVID-19 SUPPORT I appreciate that this is a very stressful time for pregnant people and I am doing all that I can to share relevant and up to date guidance and information across social media groups. For regularly updated information and support, please visit AIMS https://www.aims.org.uk/information/item/coronavirus I understand that there are […] Read more »

Ellie Cook

My name is Ellie and I live in Cambridge (close to the Rosie Hospital) with my partner and our two children. I am extremely passionate about birth and the transition into parenthood. I became a doula because I feel families should be nurtured and cared for during pregnancy, birth and […] Read more »

Maddie McMahon

I’m still offering support during the covid-19 crisis. Talk to any doula about the remote support we can give you and what labour support might look like in different circumstances.  Hi, I’m Maddie. I’m mother to 2 wonderful young people and stepmum to one wonderful, all-grown-up person. I’m a Recognised […] Read more »

Becky Talbot

Hello, my name is Becky and I live in central Cambridge with my husband, James. Three of our five children still live at home with us, My youngest child was born at the Rosie in 2009. The older two have now flown the nest and started families of their own; […] Read more »

Candice Lattimore

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: – I AM AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT YOU ANTENATALLY AND ATTEND BIRTHS WITH CONSIDERATIONS. – I AM RUNNING HYPNOBIRTHING COURSES AND SESSIONS ONLINE VIA ZOOM. I grew up in Cambridgeshire and haven’t moved very far as we love it here. My husband and 2 daughters have lived in the […] Read more »

Casey Scott

Casey Scott

I am a Recognised birth and postnatal doula I live in Wistow just outside Huntingdon with Marcus to whom I have been happily married since 1992. We have three terrific children together, Louie, Ollie and Mia, born in 1995, ’98 and 2000 respectively. It is my view and it has […] Read more »

Becky Young

Hi! And thank you so much for taking the time to read a little bit about me. I am a Recognised Birth and Postnatal doula. I live near St. Ives, Cambridgeshire with my husband and young family. My journey to becoming a doula really started when I was a little […] Read more »

Kornelia Treskonova

The home births of my children inspired in me the belief that birth can be empowering and pleasurable, and with the right support can be an intimate family occasion, regardless of where you choose it to take place. I live in Stevenage with my children. I am originally from Slovakia, […] Read more »

Tami Wornham

Hello and thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Tami, I am a recognised postnatal doula. I live in a village in North Hertfordshire with my husband, two daughters (14yrs and 11yrs) and our little dog Lottie. I originally trained as a Nanny and worked in London […] Read more »

Tracy Sealey

Hello and thanks for checking out my profile! I’m Tracy and I’m a hypnobirthing teacher and a recognised birth doula based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. I’m a mum to two wonderful girls born in 2004 and 2009. Like most women, as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I […] Read more »

Laura Jane Traynor

Hi! I’m Laura and I live in central Peterborough with my partner Paul and three children Lola, Ollie and Mylo ages 10, 8 and 4. In our spare time we enjoy being outside (in all weathers) and love a good camping holiday to Devon in our bell tent. Sea, surf […] Read more »

Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor

I am mother to a wonderful young son and we live inTrumpington, Cambridge with my partner, who has three beautiful children of his own. I trained with Developing Doulas I and am currently a Recognised Postnatal doula. I regularly attend training days to enable me to continue learning and applying […] Read more »

Letty Rose Jeffreys

Hello, my name is Letty and I am a Birth & Postnatal Doula based just outside Saffron Walden. COVID-19 Update: I am still working with clients during this somewhat strange and uncertain time. So far I have found supporting expectant parents over zoom/WhatsApp calls, email and text to prepare antenatally […] Read more »

Bee Sharp

Hello! And congratulations!!! I’m Bee Sharp – I am a birth and postnatal doula, massage therapist (specialising in babies, pregnancy, postnatal, aromatherapy, Swedish, massage in labour, c section work) baby massage instructor, ante and postnatal educator, I am also early years pastor at my local church!… what a mouth full! I […] Read more »

Carly Lokrheim

My name is Carly and I am a mentored Birth and Postnatal Doula. I live in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire with my husband and 4 children (plus some furry children).  We have home educated our children for almost 8 years now. We love to travel and explore the world and our surrounding […] Read more »

Miri Cooper

Hello and thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Miri and I am a recognised Birth and Postnatal Doula and a Hypnobirthing instructor from Royston, working in Cambridge, surrounding villages around Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. My husband and I have three kids.  All of my births were […] Read more »

Ren Stedman

I am a mentored birth and postnatal doula based in Histon, just north of Cambridge. Becoming a parent can be the most wonderful time in our lives, but it can also be the most challenging.  I feel passionately about wanting to support parents on this amazing journey, helping to ensure […] Read more »

Sophie Messager

  Hi there and welcome! I’m so glad you made it to my page. It is such an exciting time when you are pregnant, but it can also be full of anxiety and worries. How on earth are you supposed to navigate the maze of horrors stories and conflicting advice […] Read more »

Bryony Vickers

My name is Bryony and I live in central Cambridge with my partner and two wonderful daughters, born in 2002 and 2011. I have always had an interest in supporting others through the journey of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting and am a mentored birth and postnatal doula as well as […] Read more »

Jo Rogers

Hello, I’m Jo, a recognised birth and postnatal doula working in Cambridge and the surrounding villages as well as further afield and online. I am currently taking a little time out after giving birth to my twins. Feeling safe, especially during pregnancy, birthing and afterwards, isn’t a luxury. Helping you […] Read more »