Welcome to GOODBIRTH. Having the right support and finding up to date practical information through your pregnancy, will help you feel more relaxed and prepared for your birth. I offer KGH Hypnobirthing in your home, at my office in South Devon, or via video call/zoom sessions.
As a Doula, a former Midwife and a qualified Nursery Nurse I have over 25 years experience working with families and supporting births. GOODBIRTH aims to ensure that ALL parents feel safe, respected, informed and in control, wherever and whatever their circumstances. Everyone has different needs, and a private course can be individual to you, answering your personal concerns and focusing on your birth preferences.
I was privileged to attend a course at The Farm Midwifery Centre in Tennessee, USA, with the acclaimed midwife and author Ina May Gaskin and her colleagues. What I learned there shaped my Midwifery practice and continues to influence my practice as a Doula and Hypnobirthing teacher. I have complete respect for and belief in people’s ability to give birth naturally without intervention. If a pregnancy or labour takes a different path, and does require obstetric care, Hypnobirthing will help you to feel confident and in control of your choices.
I have worked in NHS trusts and Birth Centres, with experience in homebirths, water births, births on the labour ward and in Theatre. I support pregnancies under obstetric care, including VBAC (vaginal birth after Caesarean), IVF pregnancies, multiple births, and any medical concerns.
I am a Mum of three grown up daughters and was delighted to support my eldest daughter at the births of both her babies! I am a proud Nana! This has also deepened my understanding of the needs of new parents. I chose to leave Midwifery to focus on offering one to one care throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period as Doula. I trained with Nurturing Birth and am a Birth Doula and Postnatal Doula registered with Doula UK.
As your Hypnobirthing teacher and/or Doula I can offer non biased, non medical, practical support. Please visit my website to find out more about my services.
GOODBIRTH SERVICES INCLUDE:
Birth preparation courses.
Birth Doula Services
Postnatal Doula Services
Breastfeeding and night support.
Mother Blessing Ceremony
I offer video/zoom sessions in any area, and face to face courses in parts of SOUTH DEVON including
· Newton Abbott
and surrounding areas.
BSc(Hons) Midwifery (first)
NNEB Nursery Nursing
Doula preparation course- Nurturing Birth
Doula UK Registered
Midwifery Workshop at The Farm, Tennessee USA with Ina May Gaskin and colleagues
Rebozo technique with Nicola Mahdiyyah Goodall
Breast Feeding BFI
Goodbirth provides KGHypnobirthing courses for you (and if you have a birth partner they are encouraged to attend free of charge) to feel confident and prepared for your birth. The course is offered over two, three or four sessions depending on your preference. Group courses are occasionally available at my office ‘The Snug’ in Brixham, when restrictions allow.
Please contact me for information and to find out more about how hypnobirthing may help you. I look forward to hearing from you.