• Alexandra Risebury

    Hello! I’m Alex and I’m a Birth and postnatal doula, infant massage instructor and hypnobirthing instructor (available from July 2018) covering Hampshire and surrounding counties (Wiltshire, Surrey) within 45 min drive from my home. I’m a Mummy of three wonderful children (born in 2006,2009 and 2014), married and live in the rural Hampshire countryside between Winchester and Basingstoke. I’m originally from Germany but moved to the UK in 2002. I’m passionate about pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period and as your birth doula, I provide continuous emotional, practical and informational support for you and your partner. Being able to make Read more [...]

  • Sophie Bartholomew

    I am a mentored post natal doula supporting families in South West London. A doula literally means ‘a woman who serves’. In the past, and still in traditional societies, this job would have been carried out by other mothers in the communities, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and neighbours. Today, particularly in London, new mums step away from what many perceive as the supportive networks of their busy work days and embark on a solitary journey as a mother, literally retreating into their homes and closing the door. The human race has never parented like this – it’s really crazy if you Read more [...]

  • Helen Hancock

    Hi, I am Helen. I am based in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. In 2015 I decided to establish my own business supporting families in my community. Cothú (meaning nurture in Irish) is my business name. I am a fully insured and qualified Doula, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Baby Massage Instructor and Baby & Toddler Yoga Instructor. I am also a Weleda wellbeing advisor and I am chief glass blower at Breastbowl.com (European Division) As a glassblower at Breastbowl I encase breast milk in molten glass. I work with postpartum mothers mainly.. Offering invaluable information about infant feeding. What to expect and Read more [...]

  • Sophie Brigstocke

    I work as a Birth and Postnatal Doula, Breastfeeding Peer Supporter and Baby Massage teacher. I am also a qualified Therapeutic Massage Practitioner, specialising in pregnancy and labour.  I recently won “Doula of the Year” at the MaMa Conference 2017. Birth can be a positive, satisfying and empowering experience for women and their partners. Having a baby is the most precious, life-changing time and all too often parents come away from it feeling traumatised and disappointed by their experience. I think that every woman deserves emotional and practical support before, during and after childbirth and believe that having a Doula Read more [...]