Ebony Gilbert - http://doulasineastlondon.co.uk/?page_id=305
- 20 Gowan House
- Chambord Street
- E2 7LR
- Contact Details:
- 07863 224173
Hello :-) I'm a hypnobirthing teacher and birth doula based in Shoreditch, East London. I also hold an Access to Midwifery diploma and love supporting women and couples to achieve a calm, confident birth.
I have always found women, pregnancy, birth and babies awe-inspiring and I believe bringing a brand new little person into the world is one of the most amazing things a woman can do. I believe in your innate capacity to birth and care for your baby; you are powerful! It is my absolute pleasure to care for mums and babies and my job is to encourage you to know your own strength and capability, that which is there in all of us. Every woman has the right to feel safe, relaxed and cared for and this enables the best possible birth experience and helps with the early attachment process. I also believe every woman has the right to choose how and where she births her baby whenever possible; I support your decision, be it a home birth, birth centre or hospital. So, a bit about me...I love my job! It is a real privilege to support families on such a precious journey. I love being outside in the sunshine, reading a great book with a ridiculously huge skinny caramel latte (and the odd cake here and there...). I enjoy my "me-time" and I also love to spend time with my wonderful friends going for dinner (Fondue night, dinner parties at mine, Mexican, Diner... I'm not a foodie, honestly) and also relaxing with my wonderful partner of eight years, Steve, at home, and spending time with my family. I may be getting old as I've really got into going for a slow walk everyday lately and looking at the trees (I never thought I'd see the day!) Oh, and I love a good box-set and my wild vice is...wait for it...aromatherapy candles. Whoooooo!
I offer private Hypnobirthing Training consisting usually of 2 x 5 hr sessions, or 4 shorter sessions at a time to suit you in your own home and I include the KG Hypnobirthing book and CD. Research statistics show that 85% of Hypnobirths are completely unmedicated compared to 30% of non-Hypnobirths. 84% have normal births (no forceps/C-section) compared to 64% without Hypnobirthing. 51% of first time mums had an average of 4.5 hrs active labour compared to the usual 12 hrs. It also REDUCES the risk of postnatal depression, fatigue, fear and anxiety about birth. Hypnobirthing INCREASES: natural birth rates, confidence and relaxation, baby's APGAR score due to a peaceful birth, baby's ability to feed and sleep due to a calm birth experience, the father/partner's active role enabling inclusion in the birth and bonding between both parents and baby. The difference I have witnessed in mothers using hypnobirthing is phenomenal and I personally wouldn't consider giving birth without these invaluable techniques. Hypnobirthing also provides much practical information to help you make informed choices around your birth so that you feel confident and calm. The cost for private training is £550 per couple. If you know someone else who would like to do hypnobirthing, or would like to do this in a small group,please contact me. I offer a reduced rate of £295 per couple.
One lovely client, Adrienne said: "I liked Ebony's energy, enthusiasm and flexibility. She was very encouraging and helped me stay positive and was 100% behind my decision for a natural birth after two c-sections and with diabetes type-1. I sold my car to pay for her services and it was well worth it to have a natural birth. She really took time and effort to understand my specific needs at a very vulnerable time."
Mallory said: "I chose Ebony because she seemed laid back and open-minded and someone I could see being a friend. She supported all our decisions and suggested different methods to progress contractions and deal with pain. She also provided moral support for my husband which took the pressure off him in labour. Ebony is an excellent listener and really easy to talk to and offers support without judgement. She works so hard and you can tell she wants to do the best job possible."
I run courses for Hypnobirthing; if you'd prefer to do the training as a small group, please get in touch and I can let you know available dates and locations.
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