I have been supporting women and other people planning their births since early 2007, first as a peer supporter and later as a doula. My interest in the transformative experience of giving birth and becoming a parent gave focus to my BSc in Psychology, and I wrote one of my final assignments on how having a healing birth experience after birth trauma influenced an individual's sense of self.
I have been a professional birth doula since 2012, and expanded my services to include postnatal doula services in 2019. I consider myself to be a full-spectrum doula.
I live in Bradford, West Yorkshire, with my husband and our three teenagers who we have home educated for over a decade. We share our home with a cat, a rabbit, a flock of chickens and a growing collection of birth pools.
I am passionate about parents having empowering and positive birth experiences, no matter what their birth choices are. I do not believe that there is a single ‘right path’ to and through parenthood; but rather that everyone can find the right path for them with support and belief from those around them.
Parents remember their children’s births for the rest of their lives, so of course they would want those experiences to be as good as they can possibly be. If you want your wedding day to go smoothly and be filled with wonderful memories, why wouldn't you want the same from your birth(s)?