I offer hypnobirthing classes to help you prepare for labour. Hypnobirthing is a gentle, woman-centred approach to birth that promotes a calm and relaxed labour. It helps couples to release their fears and have a more positive attitude to birthing. You’ll learn more about the process of labour so that you feel informed and empowered. Hypnobirthing helps labouring mothers feel serene and confident whatever their circumstances and so be in the best place to welcome their baby. I will teach you relaxation and breathing techniques to help you feel peaceful and work with your amazing body. This course will also reassure expectant fathers so they feel confident about the birth process and know what they can do to help and support their partner. This knowledge will help whatever kind of birth you have. Knowing how to relax can also help you as you face challenges after the baby has arrived.
My goal is to ensure every woman I work with has the right to decide the way her baby is born. She chooses the path and I support those choices unfailingly. I aim to give women the best start in their new life as a mother by encouraging, supporting and nurturing their journey, no matter how many times they’ve trodden the path before. Each baby is unique, each birth is unique and each mother is unique!
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and I have been working with families in this field since 2007, I have worked in hospital and have run a community drop-in service for the NHS but I am now offering private home visits. I have helped hundreds of women breastfeeding. I understand that every mum and baby are unique and I can give tailored information to fit you specific needs.
I provide emotional, practical and informational support for you after the birth. I am there to support the family, so I am happy to do whatever is needed. I can help around the house, look after the baby while parents nap, help with older siblings, make simple meals, even walk the dogs or wrap Christmas presents — whatever is needed to help you settle into life with a new born.
I will support you with your feeding choice.
I also provide emotional support. Life with a new born can feel overwhelming, especially with the huge amount of advice on offer. I give new parents the opportunity to talk things through knowing they will never be judged or told what to do. Many women also find it helpful to talk about the birth.
Babies feel intuitively what scientists have needed painstaking research to establish: being touched and caressed is good for you. It makes you clever and cheerful, strengthens the parent-child bond, and lays the foundation for a healthy life. With baby shiatsu you can support your child's development. The gentle pressure-point massage meets the needs of tiny babies.