I was drawn to supporting women as a postnatal doula because I had two very different experiences after the births of my own babies.
I know first hand the difference that having what I call a ‘mothermoon’ can make.
After the birth of my son, I tried jumping back into ‘normal’ life again too quickly which resulted in feeling tired and sore and left me feeling emotionally low. It took a long time to feel healthy and well again.
When my daughter was born, I planned a 'mothermoon'. For the first few weeks after she was born I focused on resting, nourishing myself and getting to know my new baby and I felt so much better for it both physically and emotionally.
I want you to experience the benefits of a 'mothermoon' too!
Both of my children were born in Lewisham and having lived in the area since 2013, I have a wealth of knowledge about the support and services available to new parents in south east London.
I have experience supporting first, second and third time parents, families with multiples and babies with special needs.
I am also an experienced antenatal teacher who has supported nearly four hundred parents to prepare for birth and early parenthood. And I am a breastfeeding peer supporter where I provide a listening ear and support women with the information they need to overcome challenges relating to both breast and bottle-feeding. These experiences combine to form a wealth of knowledge about new mothers, babies and families.
I have access to a range of support and services that you may find helpful postnatally such as a lactation consultant, postnatal massage, nutritional therapy, counselling, placenta specialist, closing the bones, homeopathy, naturopathy and baby massage.
In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, foraging, fermenting and cooking and getting in touch with my inner granny by knitting and doing cross stitch. I love great food, a strong gin and tonic and kitchen dance parties!
Younique Postnatal Doula Preparation Course
Closing the bones workshop
University of Worcester/NCT College Birth and Beyond Certificate of Higher Education
Paediatric First Aid Training
NCT Twins and Multiples Study Day
OCN Breastfeeding Peer Supporter Training
NCT World of the Neonatal Unit Study Day
South East London including: Brockley, Crofton Park, Ladywell, Honor Oak, Forest Hill, Lewisham, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eltham, Camberwell, Denmark Hill, Peckham, Nunhead, Dulwich, Tulse Hill, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, Bellingham, Catford, Hither Green, Deptford, New Cross, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Surrey Quays, Southwark