Since becoming Doula, I have completed a workshop for Homeopathy during pregnancy, A basic reflexology techniques for pregnancy and labour course from a reflexology for pregnancy practitioner, a course on using a Rebozo, which is a Mexican scarf used during pregnancy, labour and once baby is born. The Rebozo is used to reduce some pregnancy discomfort. It can be used during labour to create comfort during contractions and can assist with positioning of baby in the later stages of pregnancy, and have recently attended a course in Belly Binding. The art of Belly Binding is useful to both pregnant mums and postnatal mums. The idea being that the muscles of the abdomen are supported and can aid in comfort and healing.
I am a Doula UK mentor, supporting new doulas in their new role.
I am also the Berkshire Doula UK representative.
“Sam is warm and caring. She clearly has extensive knowledge relating to pregnancy, birth and parenthood and shares her knowledge appropriately without judgement or pressure. She's very empathic and good at pre empting your needs. She was a brilliant support.”
J & J
I have been a Doula since January 2013 and have supported many parents on their journey into parenthood. Each family is unique and I pride myself on my ability to respond intuitively to what each family needs.
I am a very relaxed person who creates a huge amount of calm which many parents have commented on as it has made such a positive difference to them. My philosophy is very much based around being calm, happy, informed and enjoying your pregnancy and your baby so we look at the varying ways you can achieve this until we find a way that really works for your family.
We all learn new things all the time and I find keeping up to date with relevant evidence based information and practices ensures I am always offering good quality information and support to my clients.
I have a real passion for supporting those who have experienced birth trauma or postnatal depression and in addition to my Doula skills, I am currently training to use the rewind technique to support those who have had such experiences.
I am also qualified in Aromatherapy, Indian Head massage, Reiki, Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression therapy to compliment my Doula support and also to provide to anyone who may benefit.