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I began my career in birth work as an antenatal teacher and quickly gained my reputation as a calm, positive and inspiring voice in the birth world. I decided to move into supporting births and make real, positive differences for how women enter motherhood. Gentle birth leads to gentle mothering and has ripple effects on our whole society. I truly believe peace on earth begins with birth.

 mother, doula, freebirther, radical feminist, vegan, wild woman, witch

mother, doula, freebirther, radical feminist, vegan, wild woman, witch

 Midwife-Led Unit Waterbirth, November 2013

Midwife-Led Unit Waterbirth, November 2013

 Home freebirth, September 2017

Home freebirth, September 2017

When I’m not supporting women online and looking after my family I love to be in nature, reading novels and drinking lots of tea with lots of cake! Learning is my favourite pastime and I am always looking to improve my skills and knowledge - what I love about birth is there are always new discoveries and room for improvement to make birth more positive and choices more informed.

I am a passionate advocate for information and choice and write a lot about my experience of hospital birth and freebirth, as well as my life as a survivor of domestic abuse. I support all kinds of birth from homebirth to caesarean birth and trust women to make the right choices for them. I pride myself on my honesty and openness and creating a safe space for women to feel heard.


Accreditation:

  • Doula UK Mentored Doula

  • Nurturing Birth Doula

  • HeCert Maternity Care, Swansea University - Doula Pathway

  • Hypnobirthing with CofE

  • IPEN Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (+ Member of Placenta Remedies Network)

  • School of Babywearing Consultant

  • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Mother Supporter

  • Women’s Aid Ask Me Domestic Abuse Community Ambassador

    Additional training:

  • Breech Birth with Shawn Walker

  • Neurolinguistic Programming with Mark Harris 

  • Closing the Bones with Bliss Russell

  • Birthing Mama Prenatal Yoga & Wellness with Amy Wright Glenn

  • FEDANT Infant Loss Awareness Training with Chantal Lockey


In Progress:

  •  ABM Breastfeeding Counsellor Training

 


Interests/Expertise:

VBAC, gentle caesarean, home birth


Previous:

Daisy Foundation Active Antenatal Teacher & Fourth Trimester Educator, I have supported hundreds of women to plan their positive births and find their way as new mums.

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 Green Parent feature on women who use babywearing to run their small business!

Green Parent feature on women who use babywearing to run their small business!

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