I am a relaxed mum of 5 who is passionate about supporting others in times of crisis. I care about women and families who experience baby loss and I choose to create spaces for them to share their story and find support. In offering time I encourage individuals to explore their own needs and to have confidence to follow their instincts.
Having delivered four healthy babies (3 girls and 1 boy) my fifth baby died when I was 20 weeks pregnant. This experience of miscarriage deeply affected me and has given me an empathy for others who find themselves losing their baby. I am a volunteer for Miscarriage Association and run the Manchester support group.
I have completed the Child Bereavement UK course ‘Supporting Parents Through Pregnancy Loss and Death of a Baby’..
I endeavor to support in a releasing and empowering way that facilitates grieving. Whilst this often involves practical help I also offer emotional support, and am a good listener.
As a birth and post natal doula I have attended both hospital and home births. Since training in 2007 I have been privileged to provide support for over 100 families. This includes supporting families suffering all stages of baby loss.
I am Head of Mentoring for Nurturing Birth and also offer 1-2-1 mentoring Skype sessions for Doulas, birth workers and anyone involved in supporting loss.
I am the writer and facilitator of "Supporting Every Birth", an interactive workshop for health professionals and Doulas looking at supporting both clients and themselves through all birth journeys including baby loss. For more information click here.