Charlotte Bailey

  • 2016-08-13-12.07.16-1

Listing Category: Doula and Night Support

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  • I offer support to pregnant women and their partners throughout labour and the postnatal period as a Mentored Doula.

    If you choose to work with me, I will:

    Help to allay or reduce any fears you have about childbirth;

    Work with you to create an ideal birthing plan – whilst considering a range of possible eventualities;

    Create the optimal environment that supports you to labour well;

    Be available for you 24/7 from 38 weeks of pregnancy to support and encourage you throughout your labour;

    Assist and coach you to successfully breastfeed;

    Empower your partner to take a leading and active role in the labour process;

    Help you and your partner during the first few weeks after birth by providing cares for mum and baby, supporting with feeding, or helping care for other children.

  • About Me:

    Firstly may I say congratulations on your pregnancy!

    I have supported hundreds of pregnant, labouring and postnatal women, at home, in Birthing Centres, Maternity Wards and Theatres. I have always been captivated by the wonder of pregnancy and childbirth and I felt from a young age the passion for working with women.

    My career began 12 years ago as a Mothers Help – assisting mums in caring for their children and helping around the home. I went on to become a Sole-Charge Nanny and cared for numerous babies and children from Newborns to Teenagers.

    I became increasingly focussed on promoting women’s health and working with pregnant women and new mums and so began training as a Midwife and whilst I absolutely loved being a Student Midwife, as I approached qualifying I found it almost impossible to visualise working as a Midwife. I realised I wanted the freedom to be with women for a long as they needed supporting, without the pressures of working on busy hospital ward. And so my journey led me to becoming a Doula, Birth Trauma Coach and founder of Positive Birth Movement - Lyndhurst.

    Some describe being with women as a calling – I get that. Having birthed my own child I feel very strongly that all women have the right and ability to be the masters of their birthing stories and I have a deep-rooted belief that I have a role to play in facilitating that. I enable women and their partners through giving time, promoting self-advocacy and providing continuous care.

    My mission in life is to connect women, with themselves, each other and their babies because connected women thrive.

    I live in the peaceful New Forest with my daughter and our beloved cat.
    I will work in the New Forest, Southampton, Winchester, Salisbury and Bournemouth.

    Here's what some of the parents I have worked with have said about me (names have been changed to protect confidentiality)...

    Nora:
    "Charlotte was an amazingly supportive and calming force for me at the birth of my 4th child. The delivery was somewhat traumatic, and although I had preferred to have a natural birth without epidural, complications arose and I was nearly passing out from pain. Charlotte was completely there for me, supporting whatever I wanted and needed, in the most soothing and reassuring manner. She encouraged me, held my hand, and cheered me on. I felt safe in the knowledge that she was looking out for me and would ensure that I was getting the best possible care for the circumstances. Her knowledge, professionalism, manner and assertiveness were exactly what I wanted and needed. I would use her again in a heartbeat."

    Daniel:
    "Charlotte was excellent and I would rate her extremely highly. She clearly had a lot of knowledge on a subject we were in need of learning about. She was very patient with hearing our questions and provided good answers for us. She was very friendly and clearly passionate about helping parents bring up their babies. We would highly recommend her to anyone who has a new born and is struggling with breast feeding and wants some help and reassurance".

    Caroline:
    "Charlotte was amazing and really caring and so thoughtful – she was my birthing partner and she stayed with me whole 24 hours – and she came to help me at home and get my baby in a great routine – she was fantastic in every way, I would highly recommend her".

    Angela:
    "Charlotte is fabulous and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone. I was going through such difficulties and she came in and was always so helpful and so pleasant and just the sweetest thing with the babies. She would do dinner and always pitched in and did more than asked. I was so overwhelmed and she has the calmest demeanor and always responded to my babies needs with absolute professionalism. We even invited her to Christmas with us – she became such a part of our family."

    Rebecca:
    "I am still grateful for what she did to this day. We had terrible issues - it was out of control and she stood by and guided us through everything. I was in a terrible state and she was absolutely brilliant. She is a very sensitive person and was very helpful. She is very easy to have in your home and knows when you need your space. She knew what she was doing and I felt we were in safe hands with her, she really is amazing. She saved our day. It was just what we needed."

  • Certified Nurturing Birth Doula (Mentored)
    Bsc - Midwifery INCOMPLETE (2/3 years passed)
    MA Participatory Practice (Pass)

  • About Me:

    Firstly may I say congratulations on your pregnancy!

    I have supported hundreds of pregnant, labouring and postnatal women, at home, in Birthing Centres, Maternity Wards and Theatres. I have always been captivated by the wonder of pregnancy and childbirth and I felt from a young age the passion for working with women.

    My career began 12 years ago as a Mothers Help – assisting mums in caring for their children and helping around the home. I went on to become a Sole-Charge Nanny and cared for numerous babies and children from Newborns to Teenagers.

    I became increasingly focussed on promoting women’s health and working with pregnant women and new mums and so began training as a Midwife and whilst I absolutely loved being a Student Midwife, as I approached qualifying I found it almost impossible to visualise working as a Midwife. I realised I wanted the freedom to be with women for a long as they needed supporting, without the pressures of working on busy hospital ward. And so my journey led me to becoming a Doula, Birth Trauma Coach and founder of Positive Birth Movement - Lyndhurst.

    Some describe being with women as a calling – I get that. Having birthed my own child I feel very strongly that all women have the right and ability to be the masters of their birthing stories and I have a deep-rooted belief that I have a role to play in facilitating that. I enable women and their partners through giving time, promoting self-advocacy and providing continuous care.

    My mission in life is to connect women, with themselves, each other and their babies because connected women thrive.

    I live in the peaceful New Forest with my daughter and our beloved cat.
    I will work in the New Forest, Southampton, Winchester, Salisbury and Bournemouth.

    Here's what some of the parents I have worked with have said about me (names have been changed to protect confidentiality)...

    Nora:
    "Charlotte was an amazingly supportive and calming force for me at the birth of my 4th child. The delivery was somewhat traumatic, and although I had preferred to have a natural birth without epidural, complications arose and I was nearly passing out from pain. Charlotte was completely there for me, supporting whatever I wanted and needed, in the most soothing and reassuring manner. She encouraged me, held my hand, and cheered me on. I felt safe in the knowledge that she was looking out for me and would ensure that I was getting the best possible care for the circumstances. Her knowledge, professionalism, manner and assertiveness were exactly what I wanted and needed. I would use her again in a heartbeat."

    Daniel:
    "Charlotte was excellent and I would rate her extremely highly. She clearly had a lot of knowledge on a subject we were in need of learning about. She was very patient with hearing our questions and provided good answers for us. She was very friendly and clearly passionate about helping parents bring up their babies. We would highly recommend her to anyone who has a new born and is struggling with breast feeding and wants some help and reassurance".

    Caroline:
    "Charlotte was amazing and really caring and so thoughtful – she was my birthing partner and she stayed with me whole 24 hours – and she came to help me at home and get my baby in a great routine – she was fantastic in every way, I would highly recommend her".

    Angela:
    "Charlotte is fabulous and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone. I was going through such difficulties and she came in and was always so helpful and so pleasant and just the sweetest thing with the babies. She would do dinner and always pitched in and did more than asked. I was so overwhelmed and she has the calmest demeanor and always responded to my babies needs with absolute professionalism. We even invited her to Christmas with us – she became such a part of our family."

    Rebecca:
    "I am still grateful for what she did to this day. We had terrible issues - it was out of control and she stood by and guided us through everything. I was in a terrible state and she was absolutely brilliant. She is a very sensitive person and was very helpful. She is very easy to have in your home and knows when you need your space. She knew what she was doing and I felt we were in safe hands with her, she really is amazing. She saved our day. It was just what we needed."