Flexible support & a mind Body approach to birth
Doula packages for pregnant people and their birth partners during covid-19.
HOW IT WORKS
Body Mind approaches to pregnancy, birth and postnatal life
Find ways you can help yourself & your birth partner to have your best possible experience of pregnancy, meeting baby & early months with your baby.
I can support you to can explore options for a more comfortable pregnancy, including easing pelvic girdle pain, sciatica, stress incontinence and back pain.
We can explore options and information for making choices in birth. Learn helpful biomechanics informed movements for labour, techniques you can practice in pregnancy that can be used during labour if things aren't quite going to plan, plus simple massage techniques that can be done with a birth partner.
As an extra I can be on call for your birth via video call, and hold your hand virtually (or in person if you're local and things chance with access in maternity wards). Space for this is more limited. Talk to me about the TLC option if you're interested.
Space for straight talking, where you can be honest about feelings, fears and expectations. Debrief on previous birth experiences and make plans for beyond the birth.
I will listen to how things are going, and offer you ideas, provide information and signpost you to other services. I can also help with movement and mindfulness practices to help you come home to your body after baby is born. As well as a doula I'm an NCT trained breastfeeding peer supporter.
How does it work?
I'm offering this on a 3 month minimum basis and priced on a sliding scale.
Some low and no cost places are available and a free 30 minute call is available to help you decide if it's a good fit to work together, or to get in the moment support if that's what you need.
What do you get?
Book a free half hour call
Grab a cuppa and something tasty and we can have a video call or a telephone chat to see if this is a good fit.
If you're local a socially distanced cuppa and meet up can work for an intro chat and or for sessions.
In the mean time you can read more about me and my training here.
More than Pregnancy Yoga
movement for life
Rather than just teaching you pregnancy yoga poses and breathing, I would love to give you a deeper experience and understanding of the changes in your body. I'm adapting my doula and movement practice to offer you continuity, connection and a more individual service.
It's not going to be anything like doing a youtube yoga video on your own. That said, we'll still do some stuff that looks and feels like yoga as part of this.
When to start?
whenever you're ready...
You can join us while you're trying to conceive, after baby has arrived, or weeks before birth. Join whenever you're ready.
Before conception and in early pregnancy we can look at habits that can help you balance your pelvis and pelvic floor. Setting you up for more ease in pregnancy.
In the second trimester it might be more about keeping you moving and adapting to your shifting center of gravity as baby grows.
Approaching birth exlporing approaches to birth, movement and massage techniques that can help you and baby get in the best possible place for birth.
Postnatal adapting to life with a newborn and starting to come home to your body after birth.
Life as a parent hands up - it's not just the immediate birth and postnatal bit that support can be useful for. I'm happy to help with a holistic approach to mind and body for the longer term, any time into the first year of parenting.
The Embodied Doula Approach
holistic, embodied and adaptable
This approach is all about getting to know your body better. Not just the biomechanics of how you move, but the lived emotional landscape of you.
Becoming a parent (or growing your family) is a massive shift.
I'd love to help you gather up a toolkit of
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