"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" Maya Angelou.
For a woman to feel comfortable in her own body, to have faith in her own body ,to cherish her own body ,to be in awe of her own body, to feel empowered and trust her own birthing journey is a 'take your breath away' moment.
The beauty of a woman in her birthing vulnerability, whatever that journey involves, is so very precious to behold.
I was very blessed to have three natural births, but it was the third birth that I felt the most empowered, as I trusted my body and the process. After all three births I felt elated. My first child was born with cerebral palsy and is profoundly deaf, this turned my life upside down ,what a journey of mixed blessings ,but one I would choose again and again. She is pure love and joy, not saying that it is not incredibly hard and heartbreaking at times.
I have often wondered what a difference it would have made to have had a doula by my side supporting me through the process, with knowledge and faith of my journey in birthing and parenting.
It is my wish to provide a warm, safe cocoon for the birthing mother and her partner where they feel supported ,informed and empowered in their birthing journey and beyond.
I have worked extensively with babies and children, including work with special needs for 30 years as a mothercraft nurse (assoc.Diploma in childcare) and I am a qualified naturopath, homeopath, and remedial/Swedish massage therapist. All these enhance my work as a doula, including my own experiences as a mother, in particular with my daughter with special needs.
My services, where needed, could extend into postnatal care and support also.
I look forward to meeting you .You can contact me via email email@example.com or my mobile 0405352047.