I’m a mother of 2 and a Post partum doula.
What does that mean?
Well, it means I’m here for you when you are tired and finding your way through the early days and weeks with your new baby.
I’m going to be with you through the tough times so you can feel empowered to follow your instinct during these passing phases.
I’m passionate about the parent and child connection, that amazing bond and experience of being a parent and the flipside of that — the tough slog and endless giving that comes with having children. I am particularly drawn towards the early postnatal period, a time of huge transition and change for families.
My background is as a primary school teacher which I did for 14 years. Once I had my own children I realised I was even more fascinated by babies and passionate about maternal support.
This led me to become a breastfeeding counsellor with Cuidiu and undertaking a series of upskilling including Postpartum Doula training with Ann Grauer of DONA international, the Slingababy sling consultant course, and I’m currently training to be an infant sleep educator with Bebo Mia.
I have supported well over 200 new mothers and families in recent years. I have attended endless seminars on normal infant behaviour. And I firmly believe that new parents can thrive in their new and sometimes daunting role of New Parent, not just survive.
I aim to put the first 40 days of life outside the womb back to the place of importance where it belongs — as a sacred space that must be claimed by women and their families for themselves. Reclaimed from “experts” who undermine parental instinct and claim to be able to “fix” normal infant behaviour.
How can we do this in our modern fast-paced world? Let’s learn together.