Welcome to my blog! Here I will be keeping you up to date with anything going on in my life as a single mum, Doula, NCT and Lamaze teacher, as well as home educator to my son with special needs. thanks for visiting!
I am a mother of five children, four daughters all born in hospital (two now grown up!) and my son, born at home. One thing I know is that I would have had much more positive birth experiences if I had been well informed and well supported. Many women are feeling the same way and are seeking out the extra care a Doula can give them. I have been a Birth and Postnatal Doula for several years now, and am also a Lamaze Childbirth Educator providing 1-1 classes in antenatal preparation and baby care. I have special classes to help parents prepare for twins, homebirth, waterbirth, and parenting a new baby/babies. I am also a qualified antenatal teacher with the NCT and facilitate group classes in the Rugby/Coventry area. As a single mother I have an affinity with the special challenges of one parent families, or families where one partner is unavailable much of the time to offer support.
I am very exited to be in the finishing touches of preparing to teach my first Lamaze classes next month and am really feeling positive about the Lamaze message helping to promote natural birthing. The six healthy birth practices are simple yet effective, and this is going to be the most wonderful way of bringing my yoga, massage and of course, Doula experience all together to establish courses which help women prepare for an empowered birth experience..