During the Covid-19 Crisis we are aiming to provide as much help, support and group social support online. We are listing below links to
what we can offer and listing the names of individual doulas who can offer you support remotely. Please check back regularly to keep up to date with our efforts. Please talk to individual doulas about their fees for these services. If you are in financial need, please tell us and we will do our best to support you.
Bryony Vickers is offering all her classes online. Pregnancy yoga, baby massage, mother baby yoga. Details on her website www.bryonyvickers.co.uk
Verina Henchy is offering online and telephone support for pregnancy concerns and support needs, Skype homeopathic consultations and Skype hypnobirthing courses https://verinahenchy.co.uk/
Maddie McMahon is offering one to one birth preparation sessions via skype or zoom. She is also offering online breastfeeding support consultations and postnatal parenting counselling sessions. Maddie has experience providing ‘distance doulaing’: antenatal, birth and postnatal support and information by phone, email and skype/zoom. She can also offer breastfeeding debrief sessions (for mothers who have had a difficult time feeding) and the 3 step rewind for feeling of trauma and distress around birth or feeding. https://maddiemcmahon.com/
Sarah Drawwater is offering a virtual doula package. Check it out here https://www.nostalgiaphotoediting.co.uk/virtual-doula
Katie Olliffe is offering antenatal and birth prep via video link
and baby sleep and parenting 1-1s via video.
Justine Fieth is offering online breastfeeding and postnatal support on facetime, WhatsApp, Skype or Zoom. Www.justinefieth.co.uk
Carly Lokrheim is offering prenatal and postnatal support by phone, whatsapp, skype etc… and a full distance birth support package. www.SolandLunaDoula.co.uk
Sophie Messager is offering remote antenatal and postnatal education/doula support, sling consultations, rebozo techniques, Reiki treatments, and rewind sessions. All are available via skype/app video calls. https://sophiemessager.com/mums-and-mums-to-be/
Letty Jeffries is offering live online hypnobirthing classes Www.blownawaybirthing.co.uk
Jane Wallington is offering the following live & online:
Hypnobirthing Comprehensive Antenatal Courses (10hrs) and Refresher Sessions, Trauma Resolution sessions, remote Prenatal & Birth support across the UK. www.breezebirthing.com
Ellie Cook is offering online: 3 step rewind trauma resolution, birth and postnatal coaching and mentoring, antenatal preparation, and postnatal support. www.elliethedoula.com
Miri Cooper is offering live sessions on-line:
A full and extensive Hypnobirthing and antenatal preparation course + course workbook, mp3s and a video library access.
Antenatal, birth and postnatal Doula support via phone and online.
Birth debrief and the 3 steps rewind technique for trauma resolution. www.doulamiricooper.com
BirthSense is offering all classes online via zoom. Groups will be kept small to allow for discussion and questions and clients can sign up for either a full hypnobirthing course, a one hour drop-in session or a private consultation. Remote doula support is also available. https://www.birthsense.co.uk/
Verina Henchy is offering the Wise Hippo course via ZOOM. Small groups (3 couples max) to ensure that individual needs are met. Course includes a manual, access to all wise hippo MP3s and Videos, access to recording of each live session and follow up support by phone and email until the birth of baby. Emergency doula support for early labour. Live online homeopathic consultations https://verinahenchy.co.uk/
During this time of crisis we are offering a free (or pay what you can) phone/internet support service for early labour. Emotional support, tips and practical support for early labour at your finger tips, 24/7.
The Positive Birth Movement are going to be running sessions for free via Zoom.
3rd Saturday of every month.
21st March is ‘what does giving birth feel like’
18th April is ‘my birth room’
The link for both meetings is:
For those using the Zoom app:
The Birth Choices group is also moving online. Check out there socmed and website for details:
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Cambridge-Birth-Choices/369684069803259
Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/BirthCambs
Ren Stedman has set up a facebook group for pregnant women and parents of babies and young children in the Histon and Impington area to share information and stay connected https://www.facebook.com/groups/2805445482910230/
Normal Face to Face Services will be resumed as soon as safe and practical
Miri Cooper – I teach the wise hippo programme, a complete antenatal preparation and Hypnobirthing course. The course is run over 4 sessions.
You will get a course workbook, relaxations and affirmations mp3s and on going support. I teach in groups in Royston or Cambridge or 1:1 private sessions at your own home. For more info please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.doulamiricooper.com/hypnobirthing
Verina Henchy – The Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing programme a complete antenatal preparation course taught over 4 sessions. Max 3 couples in each group. 1:1 courses also offered.
To book email Verina.email@example.com
The Birthsense Team: www.birthsense.co.uk/index.php
Breeze Birthing with @Janethedoula
A 10 hour online or in-person Hypnobirthing and Comprehensive Antenatal Course, with one of the first Wise Hippo teachers. Delivered flexibly in 2-4 sessions. As well as the 10hours, you will receive access to a support community, a manual, mp3s, up-to-date info, guided relaxation, my ongoing support & more. Groups available in Royston, Baldock & Biggleswade.
Phone: 07772 102792
Pregnancy yoga – weekly classes – www.bryonyvickers.co.uk
Birthlight Childbirth Preparation Classes
Our 6 session Childbirth Preparation course held in Cambridge is designed for women and their birth partners, an opportunity to focus on one of the most important events of your life. Please see the website for details of our upcoming courses. www.joyfulbabies.co.uk/birthlight-childbirth-preparation/
Verina Henchy Homeopathy – fertility, pregnancy, birth and beyond. A holistic approach to healthcare and wellness. www.verinahenchy.co.uk
One to one antenatal classes
Sophie Messager – Birth Preparation £70, Preparation for breastfeeding £70, Preparation for carrying your baby in a sling £70, Mother blessing ceremony from £75. www.sophiemessager.com
Maddie McMahon – Birth Preparation and practical preparation for parenting: 3 sessions £125. Preparation for Breastfeeding £75. One-off consultations for birth planning and/or debriefing £60. www.maddiemcmahon.com
Justine Fieth – Preparing to Breastfeed session £60 www.justinefieth.co.uk
Bryony Vickers – Birth Preparation and Birth De-Briefing – 90 minute session £60. 3 x 90 minute session £150. www.bryonyvickers.co.uk
Bee’s Baby Massage – 5 week course in central Cambridge – www.beesbabymassage.co.uk
Baby Massage with Postnatal Yoga – weekly classes – www.bryonyvickers.co.uk
Postnatal, baby and toddler yoga workshops and Caesarian Birth Postnatal yoga workshops – weekly classes – www.bryonyvickers.co.uk
Sophie Messager One to one consultation, £70, small group workshop (3-6 families) £40 per family, peer supporter workshops, £95.
Closing the bones postpartum massage
Lots of local doulas provide this nurturing ritual
Workshops for doulas and midwives: www.developingdoulas.co.uk/dd-workshops/
Jo Gough – Rites of Passage: Mother Blessings, Namings, Menarche, Handfasting and Croning – from £100 depending on package.
Reiki/Reiki Drum/Sound healing – suggested payment £50 per 90 minute session
Journey Companionship – £50 per 90 minute session www.nurturedjourney.co.uk
Katie Olliffe – Calm Family Classes – Including Nurturing Baby, Baby Led Weaning, Baby Sleep and Toddler Parenting – Please see the website for more information, course dates and costs katieeastcambsdoula.com/calmfamilyclasseshiston/
Harriet Lowe – Introduction to Solids – from £25 per family. Gentle parenting support; fussy eating, toileting, becoming a sibling. From £18ph (minimum 2hr booking). www.hellodoula.co.uk
Free breastfeeding support in Ely, Thursdays 1.30-2.30. www.elymilks.co.uk
Breastfeeding Drop-in, Trumpington Meadows Primary School. Every Monday 12.30-2.30. www.bfsupportmatters.org.uk
La Leche League support groups:
LLL Cambridge hosts groups, coffee mornings and toddler meetings throughout the month and throughout the area offering mother-to-mother breastfeeding support.
Monthly meetings are the second Friday of every month 12.45-14.30 at North Cambridge Children’s Centre, and Coffee mornings are the fourth Friday of the month 10-12pm at Fawcett Children’s Centre
Website: www.lllcambridge.weebly.com/ and La Leche League Cambridge on facebook.
Contact Justine Fieth 01223 365222, or more local numbers on website or National Helpline 0845 120 2918.
Birth Choices Group
A free drop-in for women to come and explore their birth options with volunteer doulas.
2nd Friday of the month 12:30-2:30pm, at Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre, Signet Court, 10, Swanns Rd, Cambridge CB5 8LA (please note CWRC is a woman only space)
Last Friday of the month, 1-3pm, Satyam Yoga Wellbeing Centre, 2-4 Hawthorne Way, Cambridge,CB4 1AX (partners and children welcome).
Positive Birth Movement Cambridge
Part of the grass roots movement to offer positivity about childbirth via a global network of free Positive Birth groups, linked up by social media which aims to encourage people to Meet Up, Link Up and Shake Up Birth.
The Positive Birth Movement Cambridge, meets at St Andrews Centre, Histon on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10-11.30am.
Coffee Meet Up
A relaxed, fun informal meet up for local parents, parents to be and babies/small people to come together, make friends and support one another.
See events on facebook for times and dates – www.facebook.com/beesbabymassage
Is a free online group.We can help with…
– peer support: women to women support;
– sources of local information and signposts;
– positive stories about VBAC, HBAC and CBAC;
– finding out how to arrange a VBAC or HBAC;
– or getting ideas about planning a great caesarean birth.
7-9.30pm, every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Old Bull Bull Inn, Royston.
Rosie Maternity Voices are there to support women and birthing people’s voices to be heard. For up to date information:
Birth Trauma Recovery (3 Step Rewind Technique)
Maddie McMahon, Becky Talbot, Tracy Sealey, Katie Olliffe, Ellie Cook, Bryony Vickers, Verina Henchy, Sophie Messager and Kornelia Treskonova, Jane Wallington