Pregnant woman in nature

Tailored  pregnancy and birth support

Creating calm environments for baby to grow, birth and thrive.

 

Birth Matters... It matters because it is the way we all begin our lives outside of our source, our mother's bodies. It's the means from which we enter and feel our first impression of the wider world. For each mother, it is an event that shakes and shapes her to her innermost core. Women's perceptions about their bodies and their babies' capabilities will be deeply influenced by the care they receive around the time of birth.    
                                                        Ina May Gaskin

 

My story

The birth of my son over twenty years ago should have been one of the most wonderful experiences of my life.  Instead I was left feeling traumatised and struggling to bond with my new baby and maintain relationships trying to support me. 

Once I recovered, I looked at how I could try to ensure that other women would not have to have the experience that I did, so I trained to become a midwife. 

I have worked as an NHS midwife (specialising in home birth) for  twenty one years now and it is indeed a wonderful role  and I feel very privileged to have been  involved in women's lives at such a life changing time for them. 

In these times, it seems to have become more difficult to advocate for women and their families within the NHS structure. 


My passion is to empower women to have a positive birth and parenting experience.  Being a private midwife and doula allows me to do this.  Becoming involved in a woman's journey of birth is the most wonderful experience and I feel extremely proud to be involved in this. 

Caring for women and babies in a holistic and cooperative way should be the priority. Listening to their wishes, teaching women to listen to their bodies.


I feel it is so important for women and babies to be honoured, empowered and respected. 

 

“If you’re worried about being a good mother, it means you already are one.” 


proud happy mama

 

My Services

All pregnancies are different, and that’s why I work with each client to develop a customized plan for pregnancy, birth and beyond. If I sound like a good fit, look at the services I offer below, and get in touch with me to schedule an initial consultation.

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Pregnancy, and after birth support for mother and her family

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Non touch technique that uses Usui Reiki energy  to bring calmness and promote healing during pregnancy after baby's birth.

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I have a passion for support newborn feeding. I am trained through Baby Friendly Initiative.

I can offer antenatal classes, one-to-one support in your home.

 

Antenatal  Classes

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Hypnobirthing course

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Breastfeeding classes

 

Contact - Jo
Midwife and doula

Please do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to arrange a chat. 

For all your pregnancy, and after birth appointments, I will visit you in your home.  

I cover most areas of East Kent including Whitstable, Canterbury, Faversham and Herne Bay. 

Whitstable, Kent. Uk

123-456-7890

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