Gillian Holmes

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Listing Category: Doula

  • I am an antenatal teacher with the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) and I teach Yoga for Pregnancy and Mother & Baby Yoga for NCT and privately. I have also worked in the NHS maternity service at my local midwife-led unit in Stroud.

    I have helped women having home and hospital births, and have experienced both myself. I believe that given supportive care a woman can be empowered to birth her baby in the way that is right for her on the day and that every birth should be a joyous and wonderful experience.

    I have three children, a husband and a dog and I live in Stroud. I am happy to cover the whole of Gloucestershire, and offer birth and postnatal doula services.

  • Nurturing Birth doula course certificate (January 2019)
    NCT Mother & Baby Yoga Practitioner (August 2016)
    NCT Yoga for Pregnancy Practitioner (December 2009)
    University of Bedfordshire Diploma of Higher Education in Antenatal Education (NCT) (March 2009)

  • Testimonials:

    "I feel so lucky to have had you with us. Thank you so much for being there... I know it took the pressure off Pete to remember all the different ways to support me in labour. It also helped us make important decisions leading up to the birth of our son... Best decision ever to have you as our doula.' Jess, Stroud

    "Meeting Gillian was one of the best parts of my pregnancy. She's not only a great yoga teacher but also a fountain of knowledge for all things pregnancy related and an all round lovely person. She always knows exactly the right thing to say and couldn't have been more supportive." SJ, Nailsworth