I am currently taking a sabbatical from attending births so that I can be reliably available to support clients in birth preparation and recovery.
Birth Support Services...
As a Doula and Therapist I hold space for you, and journey with step by step. I wish for my clients to feel supported, valued, loved and celebrated. As you prepare through your pregnancy I encourage you to listen to your intuition, follow your inner wisdom. To trust in your body and your baby.
By the time you come to birth we will have shared tears and Laughter, faced fears, overcome challenges and established a deep level of trust. I will support you in finding confidence and empowerment so that, however you come to birth, your babies journey into your arms can be as loving, gentle, personal and empowered as you are. If there is ever a time in your life that women deserve support it during the birth year.
I encourage parents to keep their baby at the center of all their choices and considerations, building trust, connection and understanding of a babies experience which ultimately leads to children trusting in themselves, their parents and the world, it is an invisible gift that lasts a life time.
Options you may not have considered:
Monthly retreats throughout pregnancy.
Weekly healing nourishment sessions.
Full birth preparation Work.
Moving through issues with previous or your own birth.
Doula telephone support throughout your birth year.
Birth blessing ceremony.
Post natal loving support & healing.
Closing of bones ceremony.
Baby naming ceremony.
Hospital healing support tender loving care and trauma or grief support.
"You gave me MY space, that was all i needed...I had MY SPACE and that gave me MY POWER Ï can't imagine you not being there, but If you were not there I think there is a moment I would have become scared and said save me and asked for drugs or something, But you were there and you gave me so much trust that I could do it, I did it, because I had MY SPACE I had the power" (M.Guiseppe)
"Having you there throughout our journey was so reassuring, any time there was concern you were there to reassure and support us, before the birth we felt so empowered and informed, ready for anything! really I can't imagine anything better....thank you, thank you." Robin Pick
"when I consider the complexity of my situation I cannot imagine anyone but you being able to meet our needs, with your insights and intuition I feel I will have all the support I Need" (Andi)
"Man! I ad no idea birth could be SO beautiful, our first two children's births were beautiful don't get me wrong, but this is just perfect, we got everything just the way we wanted, you've helped us so much to make this possible and the birth house has been the perfect space for Laura to do it her way... amazing!" (Jim)
To contact previous birth house mamas and papas to hear about how their experience was please send a request on the contacts page. Thanks x
Birth Preparation Work
As well as being a Doula I offer birth preparation courses. These courses include taking pregnancy birth work retreats and healing sessions support and deep insight in readiness for your birth. Followed by support and post birth healing to bring an optimum levels of physical, emotional and spiritual preperation with bundles of love for the jopurney!
With 16 years experience in healing therapies and 8 years focusing on emotional health in pregnancy, I bring deep insight and compassion to the importance emotions play in our journey to birth. Pregnancy is not a time of waiting to have a baby but a time of growing in conscious awareness, facing our fears and challenges so they are dealt with before the Baby is born. This work leads to empowered birth experiences. I work with women and couples on a very deep and holistic level through pregnancy, so they come to believe completely in their power and capacity.
AREAS WE CAN COVER IN BIRTH PREPARATION...
All aspects of the birth preparation work focus on moving deep into your wisdom, listening to your intuition, and feeling empowered in your choices, Have a browse through the Areas we can cover and select what feels most relevant to you in order of priority.
🌸Explore both mum and dad to be's 'blue print' beliefs about birth, your own births, face fears and move towards a deeper connection to the birth process.
🌸It's a love thing! Knowing that love and sensuality got baby in and love can help baby come out. Intimacy and tenderness, tips and techniques to tune in and connect to each other and baby and prepare the yoni and mum ad body for birth.
🌸Being pregnant: tips on diet and healthy and daily exercises for optimal outcomes, and partner involvement for connecting with your baby in the womb.
🌸Cover essential practical information to help with making informed baby centred decisions for pregnancy, birth labour and the care of your baby in their first moments of life, what babies want and what you can choose that you may not have known about. Insights to how to get the most out of the NHS services
🌸BIRTH PLANS: Prepare in a way that ensures your wishes are known and respected during labour and once your babe is earth side in your arms.
🌸Healing energy sessions or HYPERTONE-X (pelvic muscle release therapy). Preparing mind and body. Journey into mamas inner self and connect into the heart body and womb space to connect and release. Healing sessions with father to centre and prepare in mind body and spirit before baby comes, moving through stuff that comes up for every man in different ways. (One on one)
🌸Look at positions and techniques and attitudes for easing labour, natural pain relief, hands on tips for dad's and birth partners to tune in to fully supporting and empowering mama baby and self.
🌸BIRTH SPACE focus on your birth environment and how you see yourself birthing, what helps, what hinders, what a woman in labour needs. How to bring love into the hospital environment in the eventuality of a transfer...
🌸Explore the breath, movement and creative expression to connect with inner senses.
🌸Reflect on the initiation of birth and parent hood and letting go the old to welcome new life.
🌸The baby moon, Insights in how to adjust to life with a new new born, what Babies need and want what mamas need and thrive from and insights for dads in how to navigate support and be supported during that tender time.
What difference does it make?
As research shows a child born in love, trust and empowerment will carry these qualities at the chore of his/her nature for life. The way we approach birth can make the world of difference.
Each person is so unique, their needs, beliefs, life experiences and wishes. There is no magic formula for birth, and people say "nothing can prepare you for it" but preparation and a knowing woman you trust to be there with you can make the world of difference . We know it is wise to have a guide when we are exploring uncharted territory, the journey to birth is no different. Throughout history women have called on other women to guide and support them through the great initiation of birthing, having a loving knowing woman, that you trust can make the world of differece.
"Ïf a doula was a medicine it would be unethical not it to prescribe it"
The more we prepare and ensure our emotional, physical and practical needs are met, the more empowered our experience can be. Giving birth is one of the most exceptional experiences a woman can have and father can be a part of, it is something to be held in the highest regard, with wonderment and awe, it is a gift that can transform us and bring the words 'Sacred' and 'Holy' to life.
⭐️BONUS: for all mums and dads that do birth work with me receive healing sessions during pregnancy and their first year of parenting for just £35 for 90mins. I offer this so that healing is more accessible and encourages you both to receive regularly when your giving all you got...
⭐️NEW MAMA LOVE HOME HEALING VISIT a two and a half hour home visit within 14 days of birth to de brief, share and reflect, receive and release. Sealing in the divine energy of birth, coming back into your new life and body, feeling held loved and come to inner stillness and welcoming your path as mother.
⭐️6 MONTH ANYTIME CALL BACK SERVICE
Each pregnancy journey comes up against challenges of one kind or another, with this service in place you can take each bridge as it comes with support and a loving, familiar but experienced perspective available whenever you need it. The 6 month anytime phone call service is for critical advise or emotional reassurance or reflection. You can call for support and feedback at critical moments or when it all gets too much. It is particularly helpful to know what complimentary health options you have outside the NHS medical model or get support if things turn in a direction you hadn't anticipated. This need for loving reassurance and feedback from an impartial experienced person is especially common during the last weeks of pregnancy and the first months of your babes life.
⭐️if you have a home birth but want it ....... BIRTH POOL HIRE with a choice of 2 birth pools to £50 Collect and return clean and dry and mfolded into bag (A temporary lining must be bought on line for each use costs around £35)
⭐️BIRTH WAYS BLESSING CIRCLE to gather and hold space with your loved ones for the welcoming of babes soul and shower blessings for your combined birth journey.