• Birth doula

    For expectant families in Frome

  • What is a doula?

    Support for expectant families

    Traditionally, families would have the support of the extended family and community during this important stage, however the way we live now mean families are often more spread out and lives busy, while the need for help remains. Doula support can nurture and support parents during this intense time of change; offering whatever combination of practical and emotional support is needed for the birth and postnatal care.


    I am happy to support all types of birth, and will help you find any information you need to have your best possible birth and postnatal experience.

    Why a doula?

    Doulas offer support through pregnancy, during birth and to new parents. Studies have shown that the presence of a doula at a birth can have a significant positive impact on birth outcomes.

    • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin
    • 28% decrease in the risk of Cesarean
    • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
    • 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
    • 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
    • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

      - find out more about these figures and the evidence for doula support on Evidence Based Birth website.


    Continuity of Care

    I can be there for you throughout pregnancy, during your birth and for the first 6 weeks of life with your new baby (or longer if you need it).


    Mind and body support

    Every doula has a different approach and specialisms. I am a yoga teacher and practice pregnancy and postnatal massage so can be included in my doula packages.



    Being an advocate for you means: I will support your choices, listen to you and help you gather information to make informed decisions.


    Birth Coach

    A doula can help coach and cheerlead you through labour and birth. It's important to get to know your doula and to feel comfortable with them during these big moments.

  • what i can offer

    Your package may include some or all of the following:

    Continuity of care

    I'll be there before, during and after the birth for you

    Birth Preparation

    Bespoke birth preparation in your own home.

    Help for your partner

    So they can be at their best. Doulas can help


    Get reduced rates for classes and courses. Pregnancy Yoga and Baby and Me classes in Frome.

    Help with siblings

    I’ll get to know the whole family and have a little library of books that can help siblings understand changes as their family grows. I’m DBS checked for your peace of mind.

    Support your decisions

    practical help with your choices

    Postnatal Help

    See the 'Postnatal Doula' section for full info


    to nurture and support in pregnancy and postnatal.

    Access to information

    I have an extensive library of my own, books to lend and will help you find other information you may need.

    Borrow my kit

    Provided it’s available I have a birth pool, TENS machine, slings are more available for doula clients to borrow.


    Emilie has a digital DBS (CRB check) that you are welcome to check online.

    Yoga Teacher

    Pregnancy and Postnatal training completed at Triyoga London.

    Motherslove Massage

    Trained with Elaine Stillerman in 2015.

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    Nurturing Birth Doula

    Trained with Nurturing Birth Doulas in 2012.

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    Relaxed Birth & Parenting

    Trained with Relaxed Birth & Parenting in 2008.

    Antenatal Teacher

    Registered with FEDANT since 2008.

    Birth Crisis Training

    Trained with Sheila Kitzinger in 2012.

    Specialist Yoga

    Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

    Embodied Yoga Principles.

    Pregnancy & postnatal yoga training at Triyoga London.

    Cloth nappy info

    Familiar with old school folds and all-in-one type nappies.

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    Classes and Workshops

    1. Block Bookings (i.e. a course of classes) may be cancelled in certain medical circumstances by arrangement. If there is a waiting list for your course we will try and fill your place if a cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of the course start date. No refunds will be made for cancellations within 2 weeks of the course start date or after a course has begun.

    2. Private Classes will be refunded or rescheduled if 7 full days notice is given, a 30% refund or alternative booking will be offered if more than 48 hours notice is given.

    3. Concessionary Discounts are available - please discuss with Emilie to get a discount code.

    4. A booking is confirmed once motherslove and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location for a the class.

    5. motherslove reserves the right to refuse admission.     

    6. motherslove reserves the right to alter the programme delivery or teaching staff if circumstances are beyond my control.

    7. If a class or workshop has to end or is interrupted for reasons beyond our control sessions will not be refunded.

    8. Latecomers may be admitted at the discretion of management and teacher/workshop leader.

    9. Our timetable may be subject to change during the school holidays.

    10. Refunds will be issues or an alternative offered is sessions are cancelled by motherslove.

    11. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.

        1. All treatments provided by motherslove will last for the specified duration purchased - consultation is an important part of the treatment and will for part of the time.

        2. Treatments will only be conducted if motherslove deems the treatment safe for the client to receive.

       3. GP/Consultant permission may be required before treatments can be provided.

        4. motherslove reserves the right to terminate a treatment immediately if the client demonstrates inappropriate  behavior.
      5. Payment will be collected for the full treatment price, provided more than 10 minutes has been spent massaging the client.

       6.  If the therapist is unable to collect money before leaving, an invoice will be sent to the client’s address.

        7. All invoices must be paid within 7 days of issue date.

        8.  A booking is confirmed once motherslove and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location for a treatment.

       9. If a cancellation is made more than 24 hours before a treatment, the client will not be charged.

       10.  If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the treatment, they will be expected to pay a cancellation fee for each hour cancelled.

       11.  The cancellation fee must be paid within 7 days of the cancellation.

        12. motherslove has the right to cancel a treatment by giving 24 hours notice.

        13. motherslove has the right to cancel a treatment without notice if the room or environment is unsuitable for the treatment to be provided, or if the therapist is taken ill.

        14. motherslove commits to rearranging treatments to a new time and date within two weeks of the cancelled treatment where possible.


motherslove is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

motherslove may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:

    basic information about your baby (e.g. name / age)
    contact information including email address
    emergency contact including GP/midwife details
    demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
    other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather:

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

    Internal record keeping & in case of medical emergency.

    • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
    • We are obliged to keep records secure and confidentially held for 7 years.
    • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided. 
    • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

We will NOT allow this information to be used by third parties

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. 
Privacy matters 

When you signup for a course, workshop or massage with me I take down some personal details in order to understand your needs and to help us communicate well.

Your privacy matters to me, so this information is kept under lock and key if it’s on paper or password protected if digital. It’s a condition of my insurance that I keep records for 7 years. This website is connected to Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Acuity and Facebook. 

I do my best to ensure that services I use (e.g. Acuity) also uphold your privacy. I cannot be responsible for data breaches elsewhere, if you prefer records to be kept on paper please let me know and we can make that happen.

You are entitled to request copies of data held on you by any organisation. Simply ask and they are obliged to let you know.