I am a British America mother of 3. I came to the doula world from my own experience with a wonderful doula who helped my family and I tremendously for the birth of my last child. Her calm happy energy was so powerful for me that I felt that more people should be able to have the ability for someone to be there as a sounding board, calm reassurance, and positive energy before during and after birth. To pursue this I attended the gurus of all things birth Michel Odent and Lilianna Lammers doula course and gained my accredited status (for Doula UK) with the fabulous Kicki Hansard’s course. I also had the joy of attending a lactation/breastfeeding course with Indira Lopez Bassols.
The courses indeed have an effect on the thoughts and feelings I had about the process and outcome of my own birthing experiences. It did make me wish I had had the glorious knowledge of what a doula was and what could be accomplished by understanding physiological birth and how very doable it is/was much ealier than my last child!
Knowledge is power and I do feel a tremendous need to pass on knowledge and therefore assist a couple in finding the right path for the happiest and safest birth for them.
Birth Bliss Doula trained 2014 (Doula UK recognised birth Doula and mentored postnatal)
Peer support baby wearing trained 2016