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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 goal as a doula is to give you and your family the support and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, birth and precious early days.
Like many other women, I found the whole pregnancy journey fascinating yet mind-boggling, leading me to do lots of research and educate myself around the complex subject that is birth and motherhood.
Women are incredible!
Birthing and raising the next generation is hard enough but sometimes it can feel like we are just expected to “get on with it” when really we deserve nothing but love, care and nurturing at such an incredibly changeable time. I personally felt a huge lack of support until I met my doula, who not only empowered me to have the birth I’d always dreamt of, but enabled me to realise that this is what I should be doing.
I hope to be able to ease your transition into motherhood, with positivity and gentle, loving care, mothering the mother in those precious early days. I can be there to value your thoughts and emotions, to listen over a cup of tea, as well as talk through any challenges and concerns you may have.
I have worked in close proximity with families from all walks of life for the past 12 years as a nanny, and more recently as a maternity nurse, spending all hours of the day with newborn babies. My experience ranges from supporting families in early pregnancy right through to birth, through loss, and with children up to secondary school age.
Developing Doulas graduate
Breastfeeding support group committee member and volunteer
Diploma in Introduction to Counselling
NVQ3 in Childcare, learning and Development
Paediatric first aid
BscHons Psychology (ongoing)
Breastfeeding case studies and tongue tie workshop (oct. 2018)