Kathryn Beale

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Listing Category: Doula

  • I am a birth and postnatal doula working in and around Swindon. As well as working as a doula I run antenatal workshops, a free antenatal support group called ‘Optimums-To-Be’ and a homebirth support group called ‘Swindon Homebirthers’. I hire out TENS machines and birthpools. I have recently completed my breastfeeding counsellor training and and in my probabtionary period. I have trained as a maternity and nursing bra fitter. I am also a fully qualified babywearing consultant and run Swindon and Devizes Sling Library.

    As your birth doula I will support you during your pregnancy, labour and birth as well as the first days after your baby is born. I will assist you in achieving your desired birth experience and prepare you for your new arrival.

    I am there to make you aware of the options available, enabling you to make your own informed choices, to listen to your concerns and to provide a calm and reassuring presence for you and your partner during labour.

    As your postnatal doula I will offer both practical and emotional support, as well as information and advice on caring for your new baby.

    If you want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to discuss my services in more detail, answer any questions you may have or to set up a free, no-obligation, face-to-face meeting.

  • • BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing (1993-1995)

    • Nurturing Birth Birth and Postnatal Doula Course (2011)

    • School of Babywearing Peer Supporter Course (2011-2012)

    • NCT Breastfeeding Peer Supporter Course (2012)

    • School of Babywearing Consultancy Course (2012-2013)

    • NCT Bra Fitters Workshop (2013)

    • IPEN Placenta Encapsulation Specilaist Training (2013)

    • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers - Mother Supporter Module (2014)

    • Royce Lingerie Advanced Bra Fitting Course (2016)

    • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers - Breastfeeding Counsellor Course (2014-2018)

  • Testimonials:

    "I tried, but I couldn't quite find the words to fully express how much your support has meant to us. . . You took my mind from a place of fear to a place of safety, and enabled me to have a positive birth that I would have only dreamed of and never thought possible without your help. I have no doubt in my mind that if it hadn't been for your support I would have had postnatal depression again." - Laura, 2015

    "My husband and I sought antenatal support from Kathryn before our first child. What was so amazing was having a more personal, tailored experience that I don't believe we would have got from a class. Kathryn was able to come to our home at a time that suited us. She stayed as long as we needed for each of the sessions which meant we could ask all the little questions without any pressure. The ability for us to borrow a fantastic array of books, and particularly the hyponobirthing dvds, was also really helpful. I would highly recommend Kathryn. She has a lovely, calm and open personality and has a plethora of knowledge that made us both feel confident about the birth of our first child. Thank you Kathryn for everything!" - Michelle, 2018