I am pleased to now offer independent advocacy for the women who do not wish to hire a doula for their labour and birth but wish to access independent support to navigate the maze of maternity services. I now offer one off consultations and/or to attend meetings with you and your midwife/consultant to support you to create an individualised care package with the NHS. No matter whether you are planning a caesarean or a freebirth, I can offer advocacy support.
I am proud to have 13 years experience as an advocate within the realms of public service. In 2003 I worked as an advocate and a mentor for volunteers, advocating within the learning disability sector and have been a Doula ever since 2007.
My aim is to support families to find their own voice and to pursue the care they need in the transition to parenthood. I will not speak on behalf of you but I will encourage you to speak up for yourself. I will run through researched evidence, your options and support you to find what is the best path for you.
I can offer birth debriefing sessions where we go through previous maternity notes and unpick events to create meaning and answers for you.
My fees are £50 per hour plus parking and mileage. I will email you any information after our meetings in my own time.