My first proper employment as an adult was as a children’s Nanny to two lovely boys who were only 6 weeks old and 2 years old when I started with the family. I only left the family to go to University to train as a Primary School teacher which fuelled my interest in child development even more.
Jessica was only 9 months old when I discovered Ben was on the way and was very lucky to be able to stay at home and care full time for my babies, but I had very little support throughout the pregnancies and postnatal period and therefore have a real understanding of just how important this is.
It was once Jessica and Ben were both attending Secondary School that I was able to fulfil my desire to support women and their partners through pregnancy, labour and the following weeks or months.
I trained with Nurturing Birth which is one of the leading Doula training organisations in March 2010 and have never looked back and each couple I am lucky enough to support teaches me more.
I believe that the most important role of a doula (whether antenatal or postnatal) is to build a rapport with your clients, to be compassionate, caring and non-judgemental and to offer individual, physical, emotional and practical support.
I am passionate about enabling women and their partners to make informed choices and to experience a positive and empowering birth experience and to be feel involved and listened to at every step of their pregnancy journey.