louise Oliver - The Peaceful Doula
- The Peaceful Doula
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I offer both private and class based KGHypnobirthing sessions. Private sessions can be in your own home and arranged at any time that suits you. Group classes are usually run in my comfortable home. Big sofas, squidgy beanbags. Lots of tea and biscuits.
Hi, my name is Louise and I live in Sandhurst with two of my three boys and our dog, Harry.
Take a look at my website http://www.thepeacefuldoula.co.uk
I gained my Hypnobirthing Diploma at KGHypnobirthing, “The Gold Standard” of the hypnobirthing world. A programme designed by the guru of Hypnobirthing, Katherine Graves and delivered by the aspiring Nancy Keen. I completed my Doula Training underneath the guidance and instruction of the very experienced Kicki Hansard at the BirthBliss Academy..
After having spent 20 years in the Corporate world, and my children able to be more independent, I was in the perfect position to reconsider my future career…..
One evening I was sat chatting with my girlfriends, who know me well. We were trying to figure out what I would ‘love’ to do and be good at. We talked about how practical I am, how I make people laugh, how I get on with everyone and seem to calm people, especially babies, and how I have a nurturing and comforting nature. I had always wanted to be a midwife, but it was way too late for me to go back to Uni!
It was then that one of my girlfriends who had just had a baby said “I’ve got it, you would make an amazing Doula” …….. and that’s how my incredible journey began.
I absolutely love what I do. Being able to help couples have the very best experience possible, before, during, and after their baby is born is simply magical for me.
As your Birth Doula, I will get to know you and your partner and fully understand the wishes you have for the birth of your baby. We will build a strong, trusting relationship in those first meetings, ensuring you feel completely comfortable with me being your Doula at this amazing time. I am here to give you all the practical and emotional support you need. Together we will overcome any concerns you and your partner may have. I will help you navigate the millions of sources of information available, to find you evidence-based information that is right for you and your baby. We will ensure you are both fully prepared and knowledgeable about the choices you have and ensure you are confident to enable the birth that you want, however and wherever that may be. We will finalise your birth preferences and help you to become calm and confident about the birth of your baby. We will also prepare for any changes to your preferences that may occur so that whatever the situation you are ready for however your baby’s birth unfolds. I will be with you every step of the way from the minute you call to say you want me, until your baby and you are settled and you say you are happy for me to leave. I will be hands on if you need me, helping to keep you calm and in control, or sat quietly in the corner allowing you and your partner to enjoy this amazing time together. I will protect your space and help you have a relaxed and enjoyable birth. For more details please follow this link.
As your Postnatal Doula, I will be there to during those vital first weeks while you decide how you want to parent your baby. I will never be judgemental or tell you what you should do, I will merely guide you as you develop your skills as a parent. I will be an emotional and physical support for you, your partner and your family. I will help you to feel relaxed and confident about caring for your baby. I will help in such a way that you will have more time to spend with your new baby and each other, and other children if you have them. I will do whatever I can to make your life easier. It’s different in every house and for every couple. If things go slightly off plan, I will be there to help you navigate a new direction. If you are struggling with sleep, breastfeeding or any of the other challenges a new baby can bring, I will be there to help you find your strength. You may wish to rest or spend time with other children while I care for the baby. Be assured I will always follow your wishes. My aim is to be as flexible as possible so that you will feel rested, relaxed and more able to enjoy the joy a new baby brings to your lives. For more details please follow this link.
My KG Hypnobirthing antenatal classes will quickly give you confidence in your body's capabilities. Easy to implement, the exercises are based on logical and scientific understanding of how birth, our bodies and minds work together...it just makes sense.
I aim to deliver my classes in a fun, relaxed and comfortable environment. I'm keeping my classes small and will be running them from the comfort of my home - comfy sofa's and squidgy beanbags!! Lots of tea and biscuits.
Like many parents, you probably want to find a comprehensive antenatal course that can provide you with relevant, evidence based, information, as well as give you tools and techniques to help you birth your baby in the best possible way. Whether that be a physiological birth at home or a medically supported birth in Hospital.
For more details please follow this link.
Please do look at my website https://www.thepeacefuldoula.co.uk and get in touch. Happy to meet for a coffee to see if I am be the Doula or Hypnobirthing Teacher for you ……..
Why KG Hypnobirthing?
It simply is the 'Gold' standard of hypnobirthing. It is the original UK Hypnobirthing course which was designed especially for mothers in the UK. The course is constantly evolving to keep up-to-date with the latest evidence and research. KGHypnobirthing not only equips you with the hypnobirthing information, but uniquely gives you the knowledge to understand your options and the implications of the choices you make. As well as teaching you the techniques you need for a successful hypnobirth, it gives you the information to navigate the system in which you find yourself to achieve the best outcome for you and your baby.
"I can not recommend Louise enough"
From our first conversation on the phone, when I was just trying to find out a little more information about hypnobirthing, I knew Louise was the right person for me & my fiancé..
We seemed to get on straight away & it just felt right, so I signed us up over the phone. Even though she was the first person I spoke to, I trusted in my gut & just went with it...
From then on I was so pleased about the decision I had made.
Me & my partner had many questions, as you can imagine being first time parents. Some not normally part of the course but Louise would always answer any of our questions.
By the end of the course as well as feeling very positive about going into our birthing experience using hypnobirthing, we both felt totally calm, knowledgeable and excited about everything else that comes with it!
We would truly recommend Louise from the bottom of our hearts and believe she will bring nothing but light & joy to this incredibly special time in your life. xxx
Located in: Berkshire