When I became a mother to my daughter, Eloise, my life changed more than I possibly could have imagined. As a result, I wanted to find out more about how I could help others make the transition to parenthood, so that families could feel prepared and supported with the arrival of their baby. To start with I supported local mothers on a voluntary basis with breastfeeding their babies and then trained with Nurturing Birth as a doula.
Eight years on and I have supported hundreds of families as a Doula UK recognised birth and postnatal doula - and qualified breastfeeding/infant feeding counsellor. Of great importance to me is my continued learning journey - I am always looking for the latest research in birth and baby care, read tonnes and attend relevant courses and seminars. I have completed a course in Parenting the Under 5s from the Family Caring Trust and am happy to share what I have learnt with parents. I am a Doula UK Doula Mentor and the Regional Rep for West Sussex. For more information about all my qualifications, please take a look at my Doula UK profile page by pressing the link button below.
Sally-Anne and I set up Younique Postnatal to train other women who would like to become postnatal doulas. For more information please take a look at www.youniquepostnatal.co.uk.
I am training to be a fertility doula and am passionate about wanting women to feel they can conceive a baby in whatever circumstance or time of life they are in.
I live in Easebourne, near Midhurst, West Sussex and love documentary filmmaking, open water swimming, crafting and visiting historic houses.