Elly Glass – The Clapton Doula

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Hello, I am a mum of two and live in Hackney with my family. I provide doula support to people going through fertility treatment, pregnancy and birth, and during the postpartum period. I am a trained KG Hypnobirthing teacher and have re-trained with Birth Uprising and provide group and private hypnobirthing courses.

I came to train as a doula after the birth of my first child. Going through fertility treatment and loss, I didn’t know if I would ever be lucky enough to carry a child and give birth. Once it was a reality, I realised more than ever how transformative it can be, and I wanted to relive it every day! I also felt a need to provide support to those going through what I had been through.

During pregnancy, I was very conscious of the importance of feeling empowered, particularly as it had felt that so much power had been taken away during fertility treatment. I made it my aim to know as much as possible and to challenge attempts to pigeon-hole me into having a birth that took no account of my preferences or feelings. Having been able to do this for myself, I wanted to be able to help others to also. Coming from a human rights law background, advocating on behalf of my clients and supporting them from life-changing moments has long been an important part of my own life.

For clients who are going or who have gone through fertility treatment or loss, I recognise that each of our journeys are different but perhaps there is some shared experience that means I can appreciate the potential challenges or complexities that it can bring to life, and to pregnancy if it happens.

For birth clients, my role is to assist you to have the tools and support you need to feel that you can make the right decisions for your individual circumstances, no matter what those might be.

For post-natal clients, the days and weeks after birth are ones to be protected – my role is to help ease your transition into parenthood (whether for the first time or whether you have done it all before).

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to chat about any of the services I offer!

Hello, I am a mum of two and live in Hackney with my family. I provide doula support to people going through fertility treatment, pregnancy and birth, and during the postpartum period. I am a trained KG Hypnobirthing teacher and have re-trained with Birth Uprising and provide group and private hypnobirthing courses.

I came to train as a doula after the birth of my first child. Going through fertility treatment and loss, I didn't know if I would ever be lucky enough to carry a child and give birth. Once it was a reality, I realised more than ever how transformative it can be, and I wanted to relive it every day! I also felt a need to provide support to those going through what I had been through.

During pregnancy, I was very conscious of the importance of feeling empowered, particularly as it had felt that so much power had been taken away during fertility treatment. I made it my aim to know as much as possible and to challenge attempts to pigeon-hole me into having a birth that took no account of my preferences or feelings. Having been able to do this for myself, I wanted to be able to help others to also. Coming from a human rights law background, advocating on behalf of my clients and supporting them from life-changing moments has long been an important part of my own life.

For clients who are going or who have gone through fertility treatment or loss, I recognise that each of our journeys are different but perhaps there is some shared experience that means I can appreciate the potential challenges or complexities that it can bring to life, and to pregnancy if it happens.

For birth clients, my role is to assist you to have the tools and support you need to feel that you can make the right decisions for your individual circumstances, no matter what those might be.

For post-natal clients, the days and weeks after birth are ones to be protected - my role is to help ease your transition into parenthood (whether for the first time or whether you have done it all before).

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to chat about any of the services I offer!

Qualifications:
Nurturing Birth Training Course, June 2019
KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training, April 2020
Abuela Doula Mentoring, ongoing 2020-2021
LBGT+ Competency Training - The Queer Birth Club, July 2020
Supporting Every Birth, Sep 2020
Aromatherapy for Childbirth, Nov 2020
Postnatal Planning Workshop, Feb 2021
Breastfeeding Course with IBCLC Practitioner, March to May 2021
Allyship Workshop - Mars Lord, July 2021
Biomechanics for Birth - 2023
All Nurturing Birth doulas have completed our approved preparation course and adhere to the Nurturing Birth code of ethics.
Completed Course:
01-2020

"I would 100% recommend Elly as a postnatal doula. She joined us for the first day after we brought our baby home from the hospital and set a calm, positive, and loving tone to those first weeks together as a family. During her visits to our home, Elly helped us understand the transition our baby was making from the womb to the outside world, and had lots of tips to make him feel comfortable and safe. In turn, this helped calm our first-time parent nerves and enjoy being a new family of three. She is a great listener, attentive to what needs to be done around the house, and has a very soothing way with babies – and adults! We cannot recommend her highly enough and we're so glad she was part of welcoming our little one into the world."
- Anita, Walthamstow, London

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