I am a Recognised Postnatal Doula with Doula UK and Developing Doulas. I am based in Warwickshire where I live with my husband and two children (and two dogs!). I also cover areas of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
I began training at the world-renowned Norland College in 2004 where I was Head Nurse. I graduated in 2007 with a Distinction, and was awarded The Gifford Hall Award for outstanding achievement and the Academic Award for the Diploma in Childcare and Education.
I worked for eight years as a Nanny in London caring for children from the day they were born up to five years of age. This has included working with twins, premature triplets and a nanny share where I had responsibility for four children all of differing ages.
I am a FEDANT registered Breastfeeding Counsellor, Author of ‘The Parent Prep Book’ and a Gentle Infant Sleep Practitioner. I graduated from the Doula UK Accredited Developing Doulas course in September 2020 and have since featured on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire.
Additional courses/seminars attended:
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium- Breastfeeding Aversion and Agitation (December 2022)
Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre- What’s New In Infant Sleep Safety? (November 2022)
The Infant Feeding Academy- The Truth About Low Milk Supply (November 2022)
Carol Smyth IBCLC- Reflux & Babies, Challenging The Acid Suppression Paradigm (October 2022)
The Sling Consultancy- Babywearing In Your Role As A Doula (July 2022)
Freddie’s Wish- Paediatric First Aid Awareness Training (May 2022)
Olivia Hinge RM IBCLC- Influences On Breastfeeding Through The Eyes Of An NHS Midwife/IBCLC (February 2022)
Maddie McMahon- Laid Back Breastfeeding (January 2022)
Gabi Parkham- An Introduction To LGBT+ Inclusive Care (January 2022)
BabyEm & Shel Banks BSc Hon, IBCLC- Discover How To Support Families Whose Babies Experience Symptoms Of Colic, Reflux & Infant Allergies, Without Resorting To Medication (May 2021)
Developing Doulas Postnatal Exploration- Attachment, Bonding And Fourth Trimester (March 2021)
Developing Doulas Postnatal Exploration- Understanding Infant Sleep (March 2021)
Jesus College Intellectual Forum- Normal Infant Sleep With Professor Helen Ball (March 2021)
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers- Breastfeeding Peer Supporter Course (January 2021)
Sarah Ockwell Smith Sleep Workshop (January 2017)
NEST Breastfeeding Course (June 2014)
NEST Non- medical Maternity Nurse Course (April 2012)