I live with my partner, Mike, in Bury St Edmunds and have had the deep joy of supporting some of my closest friends through their pregnancies and births, before taking the leap to becoming a professional doula.
My philosophy is to support and care for women in the way they deserve to be cared for – without judgement, holistically, compassionately and flexibly. I believe in ensuring that the women I work for feel cared for, heard and empowered to exercise their right to choose, so that their birth journey is exactly that – theirs.
As a birth doula I offer you (and your birth partner, if you have one) a constant, reassuring and friendly face at a time when continuity of care is paramount. I will stay with you from the time your labour begins until you are holding your new baby safely in your arms. I offer a birth package and TENS and birth pool hire.
I believe in supporting your birth choices and will support you to have your baby in whichever way you choose, be that at home or in hospital.
During your postpartum period, rest and self-care are so important but these things can feel impossible when you’re adjusting to life with your new baby. As a postpartum doula, I provide you with practical, informational and emotional support, as often as you need it and I will be directed by what you need at that time. This means the support I offer is wide ranging and flexible – I can support you with breast/chest feeding, picking up other siblings from school or looking after the baby while you have a well earned rest. I can also take care of light housework or make you a cup of tea and run you a bath. We work together to work out how best to use our time together. As a postpartum doula, my aim is to give you some time and space to rest, recuperate and get to know your new baby whilst being supported and cared for yourself.
I also offer the Food Doula service, which involves preparing nourishing food for you and your family, in your home, and storing it in your fridge/freezer to heat up later. This is a great option to consider both antenatally and in the postpartum period– it can be a huge relief when the baby comes to have a freezer full of healthy, homemade meals.
I am a Developing Doulas (Doula UK approved course) graduate.
KGHypnobirthing Diploma (ongoing)
BA Sociology – Focus: Sociology of health, childcare and women’s mental health.
MA African Studies – Focus: African feminism, psychiatry and women’s mental health.
Please feel free to have a look around my website and get in touch with any questions!