Every birth is unique so it is important to me that women explore their birth options and are able to make informed decisions for the birth of their choice. I will help you explore and research those options so that you can make choices. I support you and your partner throughout, whether you decide to give birth at home or in hospital.
Today new mums are often rushed back to normal activities and this can be very overwhelming. I support mums with their parenting choices and help with the normal household duties to ease them into their new role. The whole family can then relax and enjoy the experience. I can also offer overnight baby care for you if you need to get that extra rest.
The Wise Hippo hypnobirthing classes are an excellent way to prepare for your birth experience and I offer group and private sessions.
I’m Tonia and I’m a Doula !
I love my job and it all started in 2008 when I was really lucky to be at the birth of my first Grandson. A truly wonderful experience.
It started me thinking how I could have supported my daughter and son in law even more. I researched and discovered doulas.
In July 2009 I completed the Nurturing Birth doula training course and joined Doula UK achieving Recognised birth and postnatal doula status in September 2010.
I live in Blackheath, South East London and work in all surrounding areas.
DECEMBER 2017 - The Wise Hippo hypnobirthing instructor
SEPTEMBER 2016 - Natal Hypnotherapy practitioner training
JUNE 2016 - Herbs for women workshop
MARCH 2012 - Happiest Baby on the Block parent educator training - Homeopathy for childbirth workshop
JANUARY 2012 - Psychology of Hypnobirthing workshop
FEBRUARY 2011 - Mother and Baby and Child First Aid
MARCH 2010 - Supporting Twins workshop
MARCH 2010 - Experienced birth doula workshop
JULY 2009 - Nurturing Birth doula training