Training, Related Skills and Experience...
I have attended and completed the Birth and Postnatal Doula Training with Nurturing Birth.
I am also a registered member of Doula UK, adhering to their philosophy and code of conduct with a commitment to life-long learning and continuing personal/professional development.
Doula UK offers a mentorship process where a doula works with a mentor to gain recognition through reflection and experience.
I feel that a doula never stops learning. To help support my practical experience, I continue to keep myself well informed of any new information/articles and read appropriate books. I also ensure my skills develop through attending training courses and workshops, such as:
Birth and Postnatal Doula Training with Nurturing Birth
(Doula UK approved), 2013
"Art of Doula Listening" (Doula UK approved), 2013
Paediatric First Aid, 2013
Practical Skills to Prevent & Resolve Malposition
- Rebozo techniques
(Doula UK approved), 2014
UNICEF Breastfeeding Friendly Initiative, 2014
“Supporting Every Birth” (Doula UK approved), 2015
"Closing the Bones" workshop (Doula UK approved), 2016
"Spinning Babies" workshop (Doula UK approved), 2016
"Born to Carry" Peer Support Course, 2016
Clean driving licence
I have had four years’ experience living and working with young people and adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
I have also spent ten years working within the NHS in the community, as well as in hospitals.
These years in medical settings have taught me their benefits and shortcomings, and mean I am now comfortable supporting my clients in any venue they choose for their baby’s birth.
I have recently had a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check (previously CRB check).
When I support mothers as a doula, I’ve found it a very rewarding role to support the mother-to-be (and their partner), and to encourage them to embrace their birthing journey. I use each birth and doula experience to inform and educate my next.
And I pride my daughter’s birth and my parenting journey very highly as excellent experience, too!
Contact me if you want to know anymore about my training, skills and experience.