Recognised Birth & Postnatal Doula based in South West London.
Placenta services, Birth Photography & Baby Massage
I live in Kew, South West London with my rugby-mad, injury rehab specialist Husband Michael and our gorgeous dog Suki.
I have been working with mothers and babies for just over 10 years, in various different roles; nanny, early years specialist, baby massage instructor, nanny co-ordinator and for the past almost 4 and a half years, as a birth and postnatal Doula.
I have experience supporting first time Mothers, all the way through to 4th time Mothers, singletons and twins.
I am half Moroccan, which I feel underpins my style of doula-ing. (Food is a big part of it)!! But essentially, I believe that pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period is such a sacred time, in which mothers-to-be should be supported, nurtured and empowered to birth their babies and write their own opening chapter of their motherhood story.
BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies – 2011
MSc International Childhood Studies – 2012
Baby Massage instructor – October 2013
Nurturing Birth Doula preparation Course – 2014
Paediatric First Aid Trained – 2015
Giving Mothers a Map workshop – 2015
Belrobics Baby Bumps instructor – 2015
Rebozo workshop – 2015
Loving the Multiple Mamas workshop – 2015
Younique Postnatal Workshop – 2015
Born to Carry – Peer Sling Support – 2016
Breastfeeding London Course – 2016-2017
IPEN Placenta Network – Placenta Specialist – 2017
"Tama was my postnatal doula for both my children and she was amazing. She has a warm friendly nature and great intuition about what you need as a mother with a newborn. I would highly recommend her and the Doulas of Kew." Mrs Davenport - October 2017
"My daughter enlisted Tama to be her birthing Doula and postnatal help and she wasn’t disappointed as Tama was amazing.
When my husband and I first met Tama , we were struck by her easy, friendly manner and how knowledgeable she was. Nothing was too much trouble and she went the extra mile in explaining every stage to us, whilst reassuring my daughter and keeping her calm when her birthing plan didn’t go as expected and she needed a c- section. Tama’s calmness and reassurance was very comforting for both my daughter and myself. She kept us informed on what was happening the entire time, showing great confidence and compassion, liaising with the midwives and advising and assisting my daughter to make her decisions. Her never failing cheerfulness and encouragement kept my daughter calm and enabled her to safely deliver her beautiful baby son. She also ensured that I had plenty of cups of tea and coffee, along with providing us with her home made birthing cake.
Tama is also a very skilled photographer and captured the birth with a photo of my grandson still attached to the cord, having just been delivered into the world. She then took photos of the first moment that my daughter and baby met each other, photos which will be treasured forever.
Postnatally, Tama was just as amazing and her help and sensible advice was invaluable. She was at my daughters side whenever needed, even spending an entire evening in the hospital’s Paediatric Department when my grandson and daughter were admitted as he had feeding problems. She helped my daughter to learn to breastfeed, and her knowledge and endless patience was so reassuring. When we were so tired, she spent an afternoon taking care of baby, sending my daughter to bed for some much needed sleep whilst she baked her a cake. With Tama’s help my daughter is now a confident first time mum, experiencing all the joys of motherhood.
Tama’s talents are vast, and my grandson and daughter now enjoy attending baby massage classes which she runs.
Tama is a very passionate and dedicated Doula, a natural with both babies and their mothers, showing a very kind, caring and sensitive nature. She is the whole package, assisting mothers to be from making their birthing plans, right through to providing postnatal classes for mother and baby. My daughter and I, feel so lucky to have found her, and I know she will always be a friend and will always be a part of my grandson’s life. She is totally reliable and I can highly recommend her for both anti natal and postnatal services. A true gem." Mrs Nicoll - April 2018.