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As a Registered Midwife in the UK I have cared for women throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period since 2005. I always felt lucky to be part of such a profound phase in a woman’s life and supporting women and their families during this time was an incredible honor.
I feel increasingly that in countries where pregnancy and birth has become primarily doctor led and interventionist, women can feel they need to fight to make informed choices about their body (and their baby). As a Doula, I am very excited that I can concentrate solely on empowering women and their partners to find the right information to make these decisions in order to feel in control.
My role is to help you and your partner stay relaxed and focused, ensuring you feel empowered and free to concentrate on birthing your baby. My number one goal is for my clients to feel that their baby’s birth was their victory. I believe the way to achieve that is for her to feel calm, confident, and completely in charge of the decision making process. If all women could feel proud of their birth story and strong and powerful as a result, their mental health and enjoyment of parenthood would benefit significantly. I am committed to helping my clients to achieve this.
I have cared for women birthing their babies at home, in birth centers and in hospital settings. I have looked after women birthing breech babies and twins naturally as well as those choosing to birth their babies naturally following a previous Caesarean section (VBAC). I have cared for women undergoing both planned and unplanned Caesarean section as well as supporting LGBTQ+ women, single mothers and those with little or no support. Using measures such as Rebozo, massage and pressure point techniques as well as supporting hypnobirthing, homeopathy and aromatherapy, I will help you to feel calm, present and free to follow your body’s natural birthing instinct.
I am down to earth, calm, compassionate and loving with a good sense of fun. I love adventure and spontaneity and thrive off a challenge. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and two daughters aged 5 and 2. I am having a wonderful time exploring New York having moved here from London in May 2017.