I offer a caring, down-to-earth and practical approach to birthing and early parenting. My experience and knowledge as a midwife and Maternal and Child Health nurse equips me for this work, and being a mother of five enables me to understand the experience of new parenthood. I have supported families in many birthing settings and from many backgrounds.
Four main reasons why I do this work: * I love working with families as they learn and plan for a forthcoming birth. * I love the anticipation as the birth date approaches. * I love the strength I see in women and their partners during labour and birth. * I love supporting families in the early weeks at home.
The service I provide is tailored to your needs and the cost is adjusted accordingly. The "full package" includes 2-3 antenatal birth preparation and breastfeeding consultations, on-call for 2 weeks either side of your due date, support in labour, both at home and in hospital, and 2 postnatal visits in your home.
The services I can confidently offer include: . childbirth debriefing, . childbirth preparation and education, . antenatal health and advice, . attendance at appointments, . assistance with birth plan, . in hospital birthing support (emotional/physical), . support for the support person, . breast feeding advice and support, . early parenting advice and support.
I have an extensive library of books and videos related to pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting.