I would like you to feel completely comfortable and confident when you decide to work with me, in whatever capacity that is. So here's a little bit of extra information about me, my philosophy and how I like to work.
I'm a little bit of a hippy at heart but don't let that fool you into thinking I'm all light and fluffy! When it comes to supporting individuals and families, I am fiercely passionate about birth rights and choice and I will do my utmost to ensure you have all the information you need to be able to feel confident in your choices and decisions, whatever they may be.
I have been serving expectant and new families as a Doula since 2014 and during this time I completed 2 years of advanced training with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM), trained as a Placenta Remedies Specialist and have taken on regular education to develop my skills and knowledge in the birth world.
I became interested in birth following a negative experience with my first baby. I decided that I didn’t want anyone else to go through what I experienced, and so I began to educate myself. I knew nothing about Doulas at that time and so set my heart on training as a Midwife.
I discovered Doulas later on, after I had two more babies and began to look seriously at my options. I spent a few years working within the NHS as a Maternity Support Worker, working alongside midwives and Healthcare Professionals on my local labour ward. Although I was able to help many people in this role, it did not fill my heart. This, and an unusual turn of events, led to me leaving my job in the NHS and my attention turned back to my calling of being a Doula.
HOW I LIKE TO WORK
I work ethically and honestly.
Life does not always come with guarantees but what I can promise you is that I will be upfront and honest with you and that I will always be working with your best interests at heart.
I believe in providing holistic care and support.
What do I mean by that?
When I refer to holistic care, I am talking about providing support from a whole person-led approach.
I do not offer one size fits all support.
We are all individuals with unique needs, both physical and emotional, and my care will reflect this - my support is tailormade and unique to you and your circumstances.
It matters to me that you may have other family members to consider, that you may have a career you love or that there may be other factors prominent in your life that are important to you and that will come into consideration when you are considering birth and parenting choices.
I am a pro-choice doula.
This means that I respect your right to personal choice, regardless of my own thoughts or opinions.
I consider my role to be one of providing you with evidence based research and anecdotal information which you can use, alongside any medical advice you are given, to make informed decisions with regard to your care.
I will not advise you and I definitely will not coerce you - your decisions are yours to make and own.
I am a fierce birth activist, passionate about protecting birth rights and campaigning for improvements in Maternity care.
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