Hi my name is Lynsey, I’m a Postnatal doula based in Belfast, Northern Ireland I cover areas around Newtownabbey and Antrim.
I am offering Postnatal Doula services with the option of Antenatal support too.
I focus my support on families who have experienced baby loss by providing emotional and practical support in those days when you may not really know how to navigate your next step.
I can fully understand how difficult this postnatal period can be which is why I want to provide this type of support.
Within my support services I also offer emotional and practical support to families who are pregnant after loss whether that be pregnancy after miscarriage or infertility. I am fully aware due to my own experiences how difficult and anxious pregnancy after loss can be and would love to help you navigate those early days to help you feel heard and feel empowered.
I have almost 20 years experience supporting families some with multiple children within their homes during my roles as a Nanny and a Sleep coach.
My availability will be weekends for in person support until Autumn/Winter when I may have more weekday availability during the day.
My hourly rate is £18 per hour. The length of time I will stay will depend on your needs
Just like Mary Poppins when asked when she will leave … ‘when the wind changes’ meaning now that we have worked together to help your family ‘find their feet’ I can move on
You can find me on the Nurturing Birth Directory
You can also find me on social media
Instagram : @thebabyguruni
Facebook : The Baby Guru N.I.
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Alice Rose – Mother of Reggie
“Lynsey’s approach is so gentle but really empowering! We really struggled with Reggie but knowing we had someone to ask what to do and getting support in our choices – without ever feeling like it was a prescription or that we ‘should’ be doing things in a certain way was just wonderful at a very challenging time.”
Claire – Mother of Elis
“Let’s talk about postnatal depression and breastfeeding...
I was warned about this a while ago from an amazing lady who has literally been with me every single step of the way through my breastfeeding journey.
This isn’t a post about my breastfeeding journey from start to finish - but more so what I’ve been going through recently.
A couple of weeks ago I decided that it was time to stop BFing Elis, for many reasons, but above all, I thought that we were both ready.
Although we did sort of wean ‘feeds’ I still ‘fed’ on demand. By all means, it wasn’t ‘feeding’ it was comfort, as he has gotten his nutrition from food for at least the last year...but we still call it a feed 😆
Elis adapted to it amazingly, and so did I - so I thought! No more boobie, no more waking up in the night and pulling my vest down. No more people asking why I still breastfed a 2 year old - because, of course, that’s weird 🙄
But truth is, I obviously hormonally and emotionally hadn’t adapted to it overnight, like I thought.
For the last couple of weeks I have been lost. My head has been all over the place. My emotions...well, erm, let’s not ask my friends and family what I’ve put them through 😂
I honestly thought I was going nuts. I couldn’t put a finger on what was making me sad, aggressive, irrational...to say the least 🙈
Then I remembered a conversation that I had with my AMAZING breastfeeding consultant Lynsey - she warned me of the emotional changes I would go through once I stopped BFing. These emotional/hormonal changes can display as postnatal depression!
At the time I actually thought ‘surely not, that won’t be me, I’ll be fine.’
But my god was she right! And I am more thankful than ever that I have had this lady on my BFing journey with me. To guide me through the highs and lows, giving me advice as and when I needed it.
I may have been lost the last couple of weeks, but I’m so glad she has found the reason.
Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and Elis through this journey Lynsey we love you endlessly and can’t wait to see you again”
Jessica – Mother of Logan
“My baby had never been an amazing sleeper but when the 4 month sleep regression hit and never left, I was at the end of my rope- constantly exhausted and dreading the night time knowing I was going to be up 4/5 times during the night only to start the day at 5am.
Then we got in contact with The Baby Guru NI and in just 8 days of following their sleep plan, my baby was going to bed earlier, only wakening once for a feed, and not waking in the morning ‘til after 6am. Sticking with the plan was hard at some points when I was so exhausted, but it was so, so worth it. Getting help from The Baby Guru NI has honestly changed our lives for the better! Thank you!”