Hi, I’m so glad you found my page!
Pregnancy and early parenthood are such an exciting time, but it’s also a time when you’re very vulnerable, you are bombarded with conflicting information and doing the “right” thing for you, your baby or babies and your family can seem impossible.
I’m here to help.
We might be the perfect fit for each other if:
- you want a listening ear.
- you want to explore your options.
- you want quality knowledgeable care.
- you want to do things your way, without judgement.
- you want practical flexible support to enable you to be the parent you want to be.
There is no such thing as a stupid question so please don’t hesitate to contact me.
My career started out in science as a meteorologist, but after a period of severe illness, I ended up working in the third sector, running a charity specialising in providing evidence-based healthcare information.
After the birth of my daughter, I wanted a change and was drawn to supporting families to have a positive start. The birth of my son was surrounded by loving support and reinforced my view on how important it is to be well supported when bringing a baby into your family.
I’ve been a trained breastfeeding supporter since 2012 and am now nearing the end of my training as a breastfeeding counsellor. Supporting informed feeding choices (whatever they may be) is a real passion of mine and working as a doula enables me to spend more time and be more flexible in helping families with infant feeding.
I’ve been working as a birth and postnatal doula since 2013 and am a Doula UK Recognised Birth Doula and Mentored Postnatal Doula.
Information and learning are a big deal for me (once a scientist, always a scientist I guess) and many of my clients are drawn to me because they too like to be informed. I aim to help my clients to feel informed and empowered at every stage, no matter what their choices or how pregnancy, labour & birth and parenting develops.
I’ve spent a lot of time volunteering with the refugee crisis since 2015 and I’ve found that, in many ways, the work I do is the same, no matter who I am working with.
I’ve had a varied experience and have worked with: first time parents and subsequent parents; families without much money and well-off families; families of different ethnicities and religion or none, including Muslim, Hindu, Christian and atheist families.