Pregnancy & childbirth is a time of transformation on all levels: physical, mental, emotional & spiritual. It is a rite of passage, through which once passed we are forever changed. It is up to us how we prepare for and approach these intense periods of change. With the virtual world at our fingertips we are able to research innumerable amounts of information, as never before. Yet in our time hungry world I feel it is up-most importance that we give ourselves, and our growing child the precious gift of time. The presence of our attention increases self-awareness, which in turn is extremely important when preparing for birth & parenting. Many answers we seek, lie within. My work is about holding a safe, sacred space for you.
I have been working with the energy of birth since 2004 when my beautiful son was born. Then, in 2006 I started supporting others through this life-changing process, as a birth doula. I am recognised by Doula UK, I am also author of the booklet: A Birth Path: Stages & states of Consciousness. You can read more about me HERE
Birth doula – individual support during pregnancy, labour & birth, and postpartum. See below for more details.
Mother Blessing Ceremony – This is usually held towards the end of pregnancy. It honours the transition into motherhood, offering the mother-to-be a wonderfully rich experience to support her through childbirth and early parenting. See HERE for more details
Postpartum Ceremony – An intimate ceremony to ritually reclaim & close your body after the opening experience of giving birth. See HERE for more details
Naming / Welcoming Ceremony – A ceremony to ritually present a new child to the community, after childbirth or adoption. See HERE for more details
Weekly Pregnancy Circle – Wednesday evenings 7pm-9.30pm. All pregnant women welcome. For six weeks we will share sacred space around preparing for birth & mothering. The group is closed for each 6-week block, but you can return for as many 6-weeks blocks as you like.
Upcoming term dates:
- February 27th, March 6th, March 13th, March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th 2019.
- May 8th, May 15th, May 22nd, June 5th, June 12th, June 19th 2019.
Cost for all six sessions: (Sliding scale pay what you can afford) £30 (unwaged) – £60 (waged) – £120 (abundant – this helps cover unwaged attendees)
Location – The Full Circle Sacred Yurt Space. near Exeter. EX5 3JN. Driving directions given after booking.
Topics we’ll cover
- Exploring birth culture
- Childbirth as a rite of passage
- Holistic stages of labour & birth
- Breath work
- Birth art
- Postpartum period
- Intuitive parenting
My full *gold* doula package includes
- At least four antenatal visits
- Continuous labour and birth support
- At least two postnatal visits
- Ongoing email / phone support from when we start meeting to 6 weeks postnatally
- Access to my extensive lending library of pregnancy, birth, parenting and positive living books
- Signposting to local groups, practitioners, national organisations & useful websites
- A complementary copy of my book – A Birth Path: Stages & States of consciousness
- Optional extras: Mother blessing Ceremony and/or Baby welcoming ceremony
Retaining fee 50% of full fee is payable when contract is signed. The remainder of the full fee, payable by 38 weeks into the pregnancy. Talk to me about payment by instalments.
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