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Do you want to navigate your Childbearing Year with confidence?

 

I offer practical, physical and emotional support to help you feel empowered, informed, respected and cared for throughout your journey.

What I can offer during pregnancy:

  • 2/3 prenatal sessions.

  • available for phone, text and email support during the day.

  • 1 prenatal session to show you active birth positions and massage techniques for use during pregnancy and labour.

  • on call for you, 24/7 for 2 weeks before your due date until your baby is born. 

  • offer guidance and signpost you to resources, organisations and individuals so you can be fully informed to make your own choices about your birth.

  • accompany you to hospital appointments, scans etc.

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During Birth:

  • available to come to you at any stage during labour.

  • offer massage techniques and traditional tools to help manage physical sensations.

  • offer physical comfort measures such as essential oils, guided breathing, visualisations. 

  • advocate for your rights, birth intentions and boundaries.

  • encourage and support you in finding positions and movements to help you birth your baby.

  • offer dedicated support for you (and your partner).

  • offer reassurance and encouragement.

  • be a trusted presence who is calm, grounded, present and peaceful.

  • stay with you until after your baby is born, encouraging you to enjoy skin to skin contact and helping to take care of your environment so that you can cherish the first "golden hour" to bond with your baby. 

  • manage arrangements previously planned for your placenta (encapsulation, lotus birth etc.)

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After your baby is born, I can offer:

  • home cooked, healthy food.

  • supportive herbal teas.

  • sitz baths, body massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, belly binding and ribozo rocking.

  • home made herbal massage oils.

  • looking after your baby while you take care of yourself.

  • collect other children from school, spend time with older children, collect groceries and do other light family chores.

  • someone to talk to and listen to you share your experience, fears, joy and birth story.

  • support for infant feeding and sign post you to additional help and local groups.

Each working relationship will be unique and the support I offer is tailored specifically to your own needs.

For more information about complementary therapies available for the antenatal time, click here.

I look forward to speaking with you and wish you the very best for your incredible journey.

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