Hello my name is Jaimie, I am a mentored birth and postnatal doula supporting families in and around North Surrey. I am at the beginning of my doula journey, and am really passionate about supporting families and seeing new mothers blossom.
Growing up in New Zealand, but having my children in the UK has really made me appreciate how important it is to grow your own little “village” of support when you have a baby, whether this be family, friends, other new mums, or doulas! Understanding how valuable this support network is is probably what lead me to becoming a doula.
I am able to provide antenatal, birth and postnatal packages to be flexible around your family’s wants and needs. I support you emotionally, physically and practically during your pregnancy, birth, and postnatally. I am available for you to ask any questions and talk over any concerns you may have, ensuring you have information and options that enable you to make the choices that are best for you and your family.
Postnatally, I have experience in providing a night nanny service, and also of looking after twins.
I am a trained baby massage instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM).
I am working with Kingston Hospital’s Maternity Voices group to help improve maternity services provided by the hospital. I also work with my local NCT branch organising antenatal and postnatal meets ups for mums and babies.
I have over two and a half years experience of breastfeeding my own children, facing a variety of challenges including poor latch, non-stop feeding, engorgement, mastitis, combination feeding, weaning and perseverance!
I believe in mothering the mother; building her confidence, enabling her to have the most satisfying and empowering experience of pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn.
I am passionate about enabling families to make well-informed choices, and there’s nothing I love more than baby snuggles!
I have three children of my own; Sophie born in 2007, Heidi born in 2009, and Thomas born in 2014. Heidi and Thomas were both born at home, their births were among the best experiences of my life.
Much love xxx
Nurturing Birth birth and postnatal doula preparation course, completed May 2017.
AIAM baby massage instructor training completed September 2018.
I am also DBS checked.