My doula journey began in New York City, where I lived for 5 years and gave birth to my son Luca. It’s a city with a passionate and inspiring birth community. During my
pregnancy I felt strongly drawn to natural childbirth and I was lucky enough to have a forward-thinking obstetrician who supported my desire and recommended the support of a doula and to take classes in the Bradley technique. I did both and had a wonderful birth at NYU hospital, supported by my doula and husband. This powerful experience inspired me to help other women have similarly positive birth experiences.
I left my work in media to become a doula and have since supported over 30 families through the birth and postnatal period, providing non-judgmental, compassionate, evidence-based care. I am certified through DONA International in the US and recognized by Doula UK.
My breastfeeding journey was hugely influential on my new life path. After initial fears that I might not be able to breastfeed, I learned the value of having a wide support network and being able to share my struggles and joy with other breastfeeding mothers. I certified as a Lactation Councilor in the US and have studied with Indira Lopez-Bassols of Breastfeeding London for the past year to enhance my ability to support mothers who would like to breastfeed. I have also volunteered as an infant feeding peer supporter at the Royal Sussex Hospital.
I’m happy supporting all kinds of births: vaginal, caesarean, inductions, vbac, twins, epidurals, and I will assist you in whichever birthing environment you choose: a hospital, birthing unit, or at home. I have experience supporting mothers across the spectrum from ‘high risk’ to homebirth.
I am trained in acupressure, Spinning Babies, comfort techniques and Mexican rebozo. I will draw on all of these skills as I support you during your birth.
Having lived in many different countries including Italy, Japan, the US and the UK, I offer a very international approach, and will be by your side as you make the exciting, and complex transition to motherhood.