Birth & Doula Services

I am an antenatal and postnatal doula and breastfeeding supporter based in West Wales.

 Invocation, by Jane Hardwicke Collings

We call the Divine Feminine

The inner knowing within each of us

Feminine wisdom, courage, strength

We call the women who have gone before us,

mothers, midwives, wise women

be with us. 

Remind us to trust our bodies

remind us to trust the birth process

and surrender our fears and worries,

remind us to simply be with what is

our awesome selves

powerful, creative, yielding and wielding.

(from the book, 10 Moons)

What is a Doula?

Doulas are women who offer support during pregnancy, birth and postnatally. Some work antenatally, attending births or just for the postnatal period, others do a mixture – adapting to the needs of the women they work with. Doulas are not medically trained, but are able to offer physical and emotional support as well as providing continuity of care.

“Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength.” Barbara Katz Rothman

About Me

My passion lies in Empowering Women through connection to the Womens Mysteries, supporting women to trust their inner wisdom, especially as they come to the Birth Altar. I trained with Dominique Sakoilsky and Louise Bennett on the Relaxed Birth and Parenting course. Between them they have a wealth of knowledge and over 35 years of doula and antenatal teaching experience. For more information on the Relaxed Birth and Parenting approach please visit the website…

Closing the Bones Ceremony

  Closing the Bones is a postpartum healing ceremony, which was created to nurture the mother after her passage through giving birth, and her journey into motherhood.  It is a celebration, a setting of sacred space, and a way to nurture Mama & baby. Closing the Bones is a tradition from Ecuador, where the postpartum mother is blessed, anointed, massaged and wrapped. There is a calling of her spirit back to herself as she has been a portal for carrying new life - as a Warrior…

Womb Blessings and Womb Healings:

“The Womb Blessing returns our female nature back to its sacredness and awakens and restores our female energies” Miranda Gray I am was trained in the UK by Miranda Gray in 2012 to give Womb Blessings and Healings, and I did the further "Advanced" training in Dec 2014 which includes deeper healing practices and "counselling" women through their cycle and its different aspects. I am honoured to be one of the pioneers in Wales for this wonderful womb gift. Womb Blessings and Womb…

Ante Natal & Birth Doula Support Sessions:

Congratulations on your pregnancy!  Invocation by Jane Hardwicke Collings We call the ancient Birth Goddesses that women have called on forever to guide us, nurture us, protect us and support us Brigid, Artemis, IxChel, Freya, Yemaya, Changing woman, Pukkeenegak, Sri Lakshmi, Kuan Yin, Tauret, Hathor, Gaia, Nungeena-tya Guardians of the gateway of birth we give thanks for you answering our call.     (from the book, 10 Moons) Having an ante natal doula means you will have continuity…

Post Natal Doula Support:

Welcome baby!  As a post natal Doula I will offer you a lot of practical and emotional support. Following the birth of your baby you may find it extremely helpful to have somebody just to listen. I will enjoy talking through any issues at all which you may have.I can also help with older children to give you time with your new baby. It is very important that you look after yourself in the postnatal period; I can help by looking after the baby so you can get some sleep, doing light household…

Massage

Massage is an ancient therapy, an extension of the instinctive urge to touch. It counteracts stress by providing an opportunity for deep relaxation. Massage has been found to introduce relaxation and reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs by increasing blood and lymph circulation, relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints (especially in the low back, hips and legs), reduce stress on weight-bearing joints and enhance the pliability of skin and underlying tissues. In…

Ante Natal Reiki

Reiki during pregnancy not only offers treatment for the mother but also for the development of the baby. Many pregnancy 'discomforts' can be alleviated by Reiki treatments, such as backache, headaches, stress and anxiety, nausea, etc. Reiki brings energy levels into balance, and often symptoms disappear. A Reiki treatment helps mum to relax deeply and cleanses her body and spirit. The deep relaxation and peacefulness many people experience during and after a Reiki treatment can be of huge…

Post Natal Reiki

Reiki can be effective in supporting restoration of the mind-body-spirit system after birth. Nourishing a mother supports her to fully nourish her infant! Fathers and birth partners can also benefit from Reiki treatments. Caring for a newborn can be draining to both partners. Reiki can help restore and balance energy levels as well as provide some much-needed time out during this busy time. Reiki can safely be given to baby- usually while babe rests on mama! Treatments are done in your…

Blessingways/Mother Blessing (spiritual baby showers):

I will help you create a beautiful Blessing for yourself and your unborn baby A Blessingway is a wonderful ritual for the mother-to-be. It celebrates her step into motherhood (or motherhood again!) Baby showers are fun and a wonderful way to gift new parents things they need for the baby. A blessingway, however, is a unique way to honour the mother. Women make candles to light when labour begins   Belly casting, painting and henna art can all be a part of a Blessingway…

Naming Ceremony:

A Naming Ceremony is an opportunity to declare before family and friends, your promises to be as good a parent as you can, and for adult friends or relatives to confirm their special relationship with your child. I can support you in creating a personal ceremony for you, your baby and your family. Parents often ask 'what happens at the ceremony?' The answer is that it's your ceremony and you choose what goes into it. However, the structure of most Naming Ceremonies is along the…

My Services and Charges in a nutshell:

Please note that I live near Maenclochog in Pembrokeshire, my prices cover a 12 mile radius including Narberth, Spittal, Dinas Cross, Newport and areas in-between.  Areas further afield- Cardigan, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Pembroke, Tenby etc will be subject to extra travel costs. Ante Natal Doula Services including attendance of birth 4 visits (2 hrs each) plus being on call for 4 weeks, attendance of labour and birth and 1 postnatal visit is £400 Ante Natal Doula Services only Each…