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Conscious Birth & Beyond

I am here to lovingly hold you and your sacred space as you transition through pregnancy and beyond 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Offering my bespoke care for an empowered birth in

London and Sussex


 
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The Doula

Although we live in a modern age I believe the role of the doula "birth keeper" is as vital as ever for all women as they transition into motherhood.
The doula role can be seen throughout history offering experience and loving support for women as they transition from pregnancy into birth and beyond.

The support and guidance I offer during this exiting and precious time of life will empower and lovingly hold you. I am here to inform and support you in making conscious choices, guiding you in planning your birth wishes and ensuring your birth will happen in the most comfortable way possible, in the environment of your choice. 

I will be here to lovingly support and hold you through this transition into mothering your new baby, whilst helping you to prepare and welcome your new born to your family so you can drink in this precious and amazing time as a new mother. 

I offer tailored made birth and postnatal packages that provide you and your partner with all the loving care and guidance for your journey into family life. 


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Doula Packages 

I am here to make sure you feel safe, informed, respected and comfortable in the birth environment you choose

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Wild Meadow

Antenatal care

 
 
 
  • Initial meeting, this a free consultation where we will discuss what support you are looking for and get to know each other

  • Two antenatal visits, together we will cover everything you need to enable you to feel confident and excited about your birth intentions

  • We will explore all your options for birth planning and preparations for breast feeding and much more

  • Unlimited email and text contact, I welcome you to contact me whenever you need


Birthing your baby

  • On call for you 24/7 from 38 - 42 weeks

  • Birth support during your labour for you and your partner, providing emotional physical and practical support during your birth

  • Offer comfort techniques

  • Stay with you for the first hour after birth

  • Photography (optional)


Postnatal

  • One postnatal visits that includes individual support that you may need such as breast feeding support, debriefing your birth story, supporting you and your new family.

Investment £1795

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cottage Garden

Antenatal care

 
 

Nourish yourself with my full birth and postnatal Cottage Garden package 

  • Three visits, preparing you and your partner for your babies birth, supporting you to feel confident

  • Childbirth education

  • Birth wishes / vision boarding session

  • Explore comfort measures

  • Rebozo - this work is traditionally used for pregnancy and birth. it provides a beautifully safe way to ease out aching backs and to allow more room in the womb for your baby to move into the best position for labour and birth. Using special techniques to create more comfort and relaxation for mother and baby.

  • Mother Blessing - helping you to prepare and hold a ceremony with friends and sisters (this is optional, the mothers blessing is part of one of the antennal sessions)

  • Access to my full birth library

  • Unlimited emails, text messaging & Skype calls

  • I will bring you herbs, oils and more to support your mind & body

  • Therapeutic touch and energy healing

  • Preparing your postnatal sanctuary

  • Use of one of my birth pools (optional if having a home birth)


Birthing your baby

  • On call for you 24 hours a day from 38 - 42 weeks (until your baby arrives

  • Reiki healing, EFT & massage during our sessions together or in labour (optional)

  • After your baby is born I will stay with you for the first golden hours to support you in establishing feeding and leave when you are ready to have quite and restful first hours with your new born

  • Teas and tinctures to support your labour

  • Photography (optional)


Postnatal



  • Four postnatal visits

  • Two visit to include a nursing organic meal (optional)

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Herbal infusion preparation

  • Therapeutic touch and energy healing

  • Closing the Bones massage (Included as one postnatal visit, optional)

  • Prepare a nurturing post massage rose petal and herbal bath to keep you warm and held whilst I care for your baby

  • Baby support, if you would like to nap I will care for your baby, I am fully DBS checked and a First Aider

  • Nourishing herbs and teas

  • Placenta encapsulations either Simple or TMC (optional)

  • Time to share your birth story

  • Supporting you with any appointments or outings that you may need to attend

  • Six weeks after your birth we will complete our doula journey together, unless you feel you'd like further support which we can discuss

Investment £2795

 

Extra Services

Devoted 24/7 Doula Support - For couples that want a deeper level of support and care I can block out entire periods to be at your side at any point day or night. You will be my only clients for the month of your birth. ( Price upon request )

Night Postnatal Service - For mums that may need that little extra support during the nights.

Postnatal Support - please contact for more details.

If you have a personal request please feel free to contact me and we can discuss.

 

My Doula services can be ordered as a gift from family members or a gift to yourself.

I offer gift vouchers of £50, £100 or £200 to friends and family that may wish to buy you this loving doula care, postnatal food package, placenta encapsulations or Closing the Bones postnatal massage instead of baby shower gifts.

 You are welcome to pay by instalments via a payment plan, the total fee is to be paid by 37 weeks. A non refundable deposit is required after our first meeting,

All travel is billed separately (maximum £20 per visit), Incurred parking and congestion charges will also be invoiced.)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Postnatal Sanctuary


The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother

 

Supporting new Mothers to create their own Postnatal Sanctuary.

In the past the first 40 days was held as a sacred time. Families and the local community would draw together to welcome and support the new arrival and the mother who completed her birthing journey.

After years of us loosing touch with rituals and the inherent wisdom they held for us, we are finding new ways to reclaim this connection both to each other and to our magical birth experiences.

As a postnatal doula I’m able to provide emotional, spiritual and practical support for you and your family. Mothering you so you can focus on mothering your baby. 

As your doula I’m here to protect your sacred space during the fourth trimester and beyond.

My role as your doula is to take away some of the day to day tasks, so you can fully embrace this bonding period with your new born. I also aim to assist new mothers to be as present to their own and their babies needs.

Its my passion to assist and facilitate your transition and I support the women in my care to create their own nurturing postnatal sanctuary as they enter the new mothering experience.

I hold an Enhanced DBS, I am a Paediatric first aider and a qualified holistic early years childhood practitioner (4 years training) and have worked with many families over the past 8 years. 

As a postnatal doula I can be with your family for a few hours per week or full time for a few months. We can agree an estimated number of hours from the onset (minimum booking 20 hours.

I also offer Mothers help beyond the 12 weeks postpartum period with the same warm, nurturing and loving support that is needed.


Postnatal support may include:

  • Birth stories / debriefing 

  • supporting you and your partner

  • A listening ear, sharing you thoughts, feelings and any concerns you may have

  • Supporting your feeding choices including breastfeeding support and expert referrals where necessary

  • Support with older siblings or taking your baby out

  • Collecting children from nursery or school

  • Caring for pets, going for walks

  • Allowing confidence to grow in your abilities without taking over.

  • Sling wearing advice and support

  • Herbal infusion preparation (Price upon request)

  • Therapeutic touch and energy healing 

  • Meal planning, shopping and other errands

  • Light housework, changing bed linen, washing & ironing

  • Home organisation

  • Nourishing herbs and teas (Price upon request)

  • Bengkung Belly binding

  • Baby support, if you would like to sleep or take a relaxing herbal bath I will care for your baby

  • EFT (pice upon request)

  • Matrix Reimprinting - healing birth trauma (Price upon request)

  • Unlimited email and text contact, I welcome you to contact me whenever you need

  • Closing the Bones postnatal womb and upper body massage (separate rate)

  • Lovingly prepared nourishing organic home cooked meal packages (Price upon request)

  • Placenta remedies & encapsulations (see remedies & price list)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Package one

The First 40 days postnatal packages

An investment in your postnatal recovery, giving yourself time to heal & bond with your baby

 

One visit per week for six weeks - £1200 (based on4 hours per visit)


Package two

Two visits per week for six weeks - £2400 (based on 4 hours per visit)


Package three

Three visits per week for six weeks - £3600 (based on 4 hours per visit)


I offer a free 45 minute meet up to discuss your needs and to get to know each other.

Postnatal doula care can be booked between 4 - 8 hours per session.

Night Support -

Some time clients need that little extra support during the nights, if you would like a full nights rest please contact me for further options regarding night support packages, Night session are from 9pm - 8am if you would like extended hours this can be discussed.


Payment plans are available upon request, message me to discuss further.


I offer gift vouchers of £50, £100 or £200 to friends and family that may wish to buy you this loving postnatal care instead of a baby gift. Please contact for more details. 

All travel is billed separately (maximum £20 per visit), Incurred parking and congestion charges will also be invoiced.)

A non refundable £200 deposit is required when booking and any canceled sessions are chargeable. 20 hours minimum booking.


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Placenta Remedies

 

What's so special about my placenta?

The placenta has long been thought of as a magical part of the creation of a baby. This incredible organ is uniquely designed for your baby and is an integral part of any pregnancy and birth. The placenta physically connects you to your unborn baby, providing essential oxygen, nutrients and vitamins. 

During and after birth women lose 1/8 to 1/10 of their blood supply from the bleeding wound left inside the uterus, where the placenta was attached during the pregnancy. Following careful, in-depth scientific study and research around the subject, it is believed that the mammalian placenta was made to be consumed to make up for this loss, by giving the new mother essential fats, proteins, vast amounts of iron and essential hormones to heal wounds and aid the body in self recovery after birth.

What other benefits have been reported by mums who have consumed their placenta?

Placenta remedies have been reported by mums to: 

  • reduce post-birth bleeding

  • encourage a quick and healthy milk supply

  • balance hormones (peaks and drops)

  • improve the appearance of the skin/hair/nails

  • reduce stress levels

  • prevent the baby blues and post-partum depression

  • provide energy to cope with a busy day after little sleep

The most important nutrients, hormones and chemicals found in plentiful supply in the placenta include:

  • Iron– essential for oxygen absorption in the cells.

  • Vitamins B6 - aids the making of antibodies.

  • Vitamin E – for healing damaged skin cells.

  • Oxytocin hormone – essential for facilitating birth and breastfeeding.

  • Corticotrophin – releasing hormone (CRH) responsible for reducing stress levels.

  • Cytokines – fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and the replacement of damaged cells and tissue.

  • Thyroxin – it helps you to return to your pre-birth weight in just half the time after birth.

  • Stem cells - helping to repair damaged skin and boost collagen production in the skin.

  • Oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone - contribute to mammary gland development, stabilise postnatal mood, regulate postnatal uterus cramping, decrease depression, and normalise and stimulate libido.

Depending on your needs your placenta can be collected after birth and returned by hand or via Special Delivery in capsule form within 1 - 3 days. For more information on the different placenta remedies, fees and booking please click on the button below.

Hypnobirthing

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What is Hynobirthing?

This course is in-depth antenatal preparation which not only teaches you hypnotherapy techniques but also equips you with all the practical information surrounding your pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period to best prepare you to be able to make the best choices.

This course gives you the tools for a calm and confident birth.

hypnobirthing course content:

  • Complete antenatal information - All the things you want to know about the birth process – science based evidence and the practicalities.

  • How to best work with your body to facilitate a quick and easy labour and birth.

  • Breathing Techniques

  • Visualisation Techniques

  • The Self Hypnosis Scripts

  • Language and how this affects our perception

  • The Birth Partners role

  • Massage: Perineal Massage (preventing tearing)

  • Importance of mind body connection

  • EFT exercises to help release any negative emotions you may have around childbirth 

  • The third stage/Postpartum:  Cord Clamping, delivery of the placenta, Skin-to-Skin

  • Breast Feeding :  Positions for effectively feeding your new-born baby

  • The Golden Hour and The first 40 days

You’ll leave feeling informed and empowered. It works alongside or instead of any other antenatal classes you choose to take.

HOW HYPNOBIRTHING BENEFITS YOU

  • Helps you to work with your body, which is designed to give birth

  • Empowers you to make informed choices

  • Supports confidence within the mother to replace fear & negativity

  • Supports a more relaxed and enjoyable pregnancy and birth

  • connecting deeply with your natural instincts and your baby

 

BIRTH PARTNER:

  • Gives them a well-defined role to play in the birth of your child

  • Inspires confidence in the birthing process

  • Equips them with practical tools and techniques to help mama relax before and during birth

  • Provides them with the necessary knowledge to ask midwives and doctors the right questions, helping the couple make informed choices

I offer several course options to work around your needs.

GROUP COURSE

I run once a month two day group course. You will meet like-minded expectant parents in London & Sussex.

  • 8 hour face to face sessions held on Saturday and Sunday

  • Access to KGH relaxation MP3S and additional learning materials

  • A copy of KGH book

  • Online support group and support from me until after your baby is born

Investment of £300 per couple

MINI 1-2-1 COURSE

If you are short on time or you are 36 weeks pregnant or beyond this could be a cause for you, there is less antennal education however we do cover KG Hypnobirthing techniques .

  • 30-Minute initial phone consultation to discuss your Hypnobirthing goals

  • 1 x 6 hour bespoke session tailored to your needs

  • Access to all the relaxation MP3S and learning materials

  • A copy of KG hypnobirthing book

  • 30-minute follow up phone call and support from me until after your baby is born

  • Investment of £490

FULL HYPNOBIRTHING PRIVATE CLASS

Perfect for anyone who needs complete flexibility and my one to one attention and support on their hypnobirthing coaching

  • 30-Minute initial phone consultation to discuss your Hypnobirthing goals

  • 10 hours of hypnobirthing course content tailored to your needs and timed to work around your busy schedule

  • Access to all the relaxation MP3S and learning materials

  • My unlimited support until after baby is born

£650 per couple  – Click below to contact me and book now

I recommend any time after 20 weeks of pregnancy to start the course.

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My Offerings

 

 
 
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Mother Blessing and Sacred Ceremonies 

This blessing ceremony is a pre-birth celebration where women gather in circle not only to support but also to empower the mother-to-be as she transitions into motherhood. To shower her with love and honour her and all those who have birthed before and will birth after, reminding her that she is not alone.

A blessing ceremony is a woman-centered celebration of the journey into motherhood. It is different from a baby shower in that it focuses on the femininity and power that comes through growing a baby and giving birth. The blessing ceremony is often segmented into several ceremonies that have been adapted from the traditional Navajo’s sacred fertility rites. These ceremonies bring the women in attendance together through sharing blessings or poems for the mother, singing or chanting, and symbolic rites such as smudging the space with burnt herbs, a yarn ceremony where everyone is connected to the mother through yarn and then the yarn bracelet is worn until the baby is born, bead ceremony where every woman brings a bead that is strung together into a necklace or bracelet to remind the mother of all of her power and strength during labor and birth.

Investment £250


Reiki Healing, Postnatal womb massage & Closing Ceremony

Closing the hips Massage formally known as Closing the Bones, originated in Ecuador and involves using a rebozo to rock and bind mother's hips, together with a massage of the abdomen, hips and upper body with very specific movements and a special warming oil. It is designed to help return new mothers to their centre both physically and energetically. Six block sessions includes five massages and the final session where you are welcome to bring your closest sisters or a one-to-one session and we will hold a full Closing the hips ceremony for you. 

The Closing Ceremony is designed for mothers from 2 weeks postpartum and beyond. Although the ceremony is open to all mothers at any time who wish to find some closure for themselves and wish to take part. The Rebozo massage is also particularly healing after the loss of a baby, a miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion, and/or to support women who suffer from anxiety, shock, trauma, or who feel overwhelmed or over-stimulated.

The massage also helps to mark major times of transition in all woman’s lives (irrespective of whether she has given birth or not), such as young girls starting their period – most women indicate to feel tremendous relief from period pains when receiving the massage on the first few days of their menstruation – , marriage, divorce or the end of a relationship, moving home, transitioning between jobs, around the menopause, ...

This process literally helps "close" a Mother's body, which "opens" in so many ways, both in preparation for, and during birth itself. The ritual can also help "close" a new Mother energetically, as both pregnancy, and particularly the intense process of labor and birth, can be very vulnerable times for a woman, psychologically and psychically. 

What types of healing modalities are used?

After five sessions of the closing message some women will choose to have a full Closing ceremony. The ceremony begins in welcoming the mother and family. There will be a short introduction and an offering towards creating personal intention. In the tradition the mother will be offered an internal steam bath with flowers and herbs to bring heat or “chi” back into her body. She is kept warm and then escorted to her bed where she will be nurtured by healing hands. A variety of healing modalities may be used involving massage, Reiki, and sound. There will be a ‘closing’ done by gently wrapping the cranium, the midsection and the pelvic area, helping to facilitate shrinkage of the uterus guide the bones back to their original positioning.  Once complete, she is allowed to lie quietly and integrate her experience.  

I ask you to choose one or a few close female companions or relatives to join in the ceremony and together, we become the women that “hold the space”.

Procedure – What to Expect?

During the Rebozo massage you are fully clothed and are comfortably lying on a yoga mat and/or blankets on the floor, supported by cushions and bolsters where needed. A Rebozo (shawl) is wrapped around your hips like a hammock and used to gently rock your hips in a distinctive rhythm – a process we call ‘sifting’ – , allowing the lower vertebrae to be released and allowing mobilisation of the pelvis and hips. We take our time for this process, and with all steps of the Closing the hips you as a client are in control and get to decide the pace, rhythm and intensity of the movement and touch. The sifting is followed by a gentle but firm abdominal massage which works from your pubic bone up to your ribs. I use a nourishing oil with a blend of warming essential oils for this massage to treat aching muscles and joints while relaxing the mind through the aromatherapy. The focus during the abdominal massage is to remove tension in the uterus and bladder, bring them back to their original position, and work into the hip bones, thus releasing blocked and stagnated energy. The massage includes the breaking up of adrenalin crystals which have formed on the hip bones and indicate unresolved emotion and trauma. Ultimately, the massage helps to draw your energy back to your creative centre: your womb. The treatment continues with a second round of ‘sifting’ (rocking the hips in the Rebozo shawl). Finally the Rebozo is wrapped around your hips and abdomen to hold the uterus and bladder in place. Once ‘closed’ you are able to lie quietly as long as you wish or need. Emotional release is possible and I will hold the space for you to go through this. The wrapping of the cloth allows you to let go and go deep inside. You decide when you are ready to be unwrapped. Afterwards we share a cup of tea and a chat to help integrate the experience.

In a ‘full’ Closing ceremony, which is offered as part of the 6th session, the skull/forehead, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are all closed using different Rebozos.

Benefits of the Rebozo Massage

On a purely physical level, the sifting of the hips with the Rebozo and the subsequent oil massage of the abdominal area help to loosen the lower vertebrae (which have been compressed during pregnancy) and release tension and stagnant energy that has built up during pregnancy in the hip area. The technique also offers an effective way to help mobilise the pubic bone back into the correct position whilst stimulating shrinkage of the uterus and helping to move the uterus and bladder back into their pre-pregnant place. All this can prevent serious hip problems in older age. The massage also stimulates the blood circulation which in turn cleans, renews and moves fluids (and may greatly help with milk supply and lochia); moves hormones, renews the immune system, tones the muscles and renews the tissues.

On a deeper emotional and spiritual level, unresolved emotional tension and trauma can be released in this massage and a woman’s energy is drawn back into her creative centre: her womb. A Closing the hips session leaves you feeling put back together, ‘sealed’, safe, nurtured and cared for by your sisters. It helps to ‘close’ a new mother energetically, after having gone through the deeply ‘opening’ processes of pregnancy, labour and childbirth, which can leave a woman feeling empowered yet also vulnerable (physically as well as psychologically and emotionally). Everything about labour and birthing revolves around opening up, but once the baby is born the mother’s body requires sealing or closing as it can be left feeling raw and vulnerable. Birth is an amazing experience but the extreme openness can leave new mothers feeling empty or ‘leaking’. The ceremony also gives a woman the opportunity to share or unburden her birthing story, should she feel called.

Dr Rocío has passed on her knowledge and indigenous wisdom in the hope of preserving this sacred ritual. I learnt directly from her and have been granted permission to carry out this work with my clients.

Rocio is a Ethnopharmacologist, Ethno-botanist, shamanic practitioner, powerful teacher and healer, Rocίo has spent over 30 years working with ethnic groups in the tropical rain forest and Andes Mountains of Ecuador and in the Basque Country, Spain. She has contributed to various Amazonian and Andes indigenous communities and has collaborated with international organizations including the Wildlife Conservation Society, Care and The Nature Conservancy establishing economic opportunities for local people with products from the forest. Rocίo is renowned and beloved. She practices and teaches about shamanic healing ceremonies, knowledge coming from her own ancestral knowledge and grandmother's wisdom, from the Andes Mountains in Ecuador.

Investment £100 - (a percentage of the investment will go back to Rocios foundation.)

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Matrix Reimprinting & EFT

Transforming your beliefs, Transforms your life - Trauma release

This is an extraordinary tool for creating wellbeing at every level. It has been developed using EFT and applies the same approach of gently tapping meridians to clear blocked energy pathways in our body. Matrix however, goes further in offering the possibility of deeply transforming past trauma that may be keeping us 'stuck' in our lives, this is achieved through working actively with specific memories and beliefs that are held in our conscious and subconscious mind. The impact of working with our conditional beliefs at this level can ripple out and bring positive change to many deep areas of our lives. Matrix Reimprinting has been shown to improve vitality and wellbeing and can be used to help change negative beliefs. (affecting self-confidence, self-worth and to effectively support people in overcoming fears, sleep issues, past traumas, relationship problems, physical pain, allergies and much more.

I have been using Matrix Reimprinting to support mothers in many different areas of their lives and I have also worked with clients to heal their memories of previous birth trauma or fears around birth, with wonderful results as well as releasing birth trauma The method of Matrix Reimprinting can bring us such great healing and resolution.

 “As you learn about Matrix Reimprinting, you stand on the threshold of a new adventure in healing… and releasing our vast human potential. (Gill Edwards)   

Investment - £90

“For close to forty weeks, you nourished the baby inside you; now it is you who must be nourished. This is the single thread that runs through each day to ensure your cup of giving does not run empty ” Heng Ou
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nourishing Food Service

Organic & locally sourced


In formulating the kind of food service I offer I've drawn from various traditions and have extracted what I see as the fundamentals for postpartum nourishment.

I lived in Asia for the first five years of my own mothering journey and witnessed how new mothers are honoured and cared for by their families and communities.

I source my ingredients from our local BioDynamic Organic farm shop, aiming for local and seasonal products wherever possible.

I aim to bring you lovingly home cooked and historically used foods specific to the nourishment that your body needs after giving birth.

Price upon request.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food
— Hippocrates
 

Mother Blessings

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Sacred Pregnancy Woodland Circle

Day: Fridays Time : 12.15 - 13.45 -

Stanmer Woods, Brighton, Woodland location

Come share sacred space with other pregnant women as you journey towards motherhood. In this circle we honor the sacred vessels you are. We will explore and celebrate the act of creatively growing and courageously bringing new life through your bodies. We will share all things around pregnancy, birth and motherhood. 

We meet weekly in our woodland location and share our journey whilst we sit in circle around the fire drinking herbal tea.


MeadowSweet Holistic Parent & Child Group

Day: Friday (term time) - 10.00am - 12.00pm
Age: Birth - 4 years
Location: Stamner Woods, Brighton

I have been holding this circle for the past three years. Parents, babies and children come together each week for a restorative Waldorf inspired gathering in the woods.


Each week follows a simple rhythm, we spend time together outside by the roaring fire, drinking warm herbal tea under the trees. connecting to both ourselves and our children. This is a time to relax in nature. We share a snack together, sing seasonal songs and make nourishing remedies, celebrated seasonal festivals, and make nature based crafts to take home. Spaces are limited booking required.


Mumma Pregnancy & Baby Circle

Day: Thursdays (West Hoathly / Forest Row)

Time: 10 am - 12 pm


This is a small women's sharing circle for pregnant mumas-to-be and mothers with babies.

We sit in the comfort of my home by the log burner, drinking nourishing herbal tea and share our journeys around motherhood. There is a basket of simple natural toys for babies. 

During the warmer weather we create our circles in the woods and wonderful field overlooking the South Downs.

This group provides a friendly, supportive environment. It’s a place where anyone can openly discuss the successes and honour each other's challenges of raising children and share your stories of pregnancies, birth, health, partnerships and more. 

Sometime the biggest and insightful moments that arise in these circles come from relating to other women's journeys.

At times you may wish to share your birth story, this can be a really healing and nourishing experience to share within a safe and supportive group of women. 
I also want to reassure you that at times we may not wish to share, this is totally ok and your space will be respected and honoured. 

This group is here to offer love and support at what ever stage of this mothering journey you are at. 

Block booking is required.


Positive Birth Groups

East Grinstead & Forest Row, Sussex

&

Fulham, London, SW10

I facilitate two Positive Birth group - East Grinstead and Forest Row Positive Birth Group & a new group in Fulham London.

Both groups are free to attend antenatal meet ups. We connect pregnant women together to share stories, expertise and positivity about childbirth. We aim to challenge the epidemic of negativity and fear that surrounds modern birth, and help change perceptions around birth for the better. Join us as we meet up, link up and shake up birth!

When: One Saturday per month from 10.15 am - 11.15 am, Like and follow our Facebook page for all updates, Please note as I am a busy on call doula, this group maybe canceled at short notice.


About Debbie your Doula

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The birth keeper…

I am passionate about all things birth, mother and baby related! 

I am a doula and a mother, I am fortunate to live both in Pimlico and the beautiful Ashdown Forest.

Conscious Birth and Beyond aims to empower women, create community and provide support for the mother-to-be, new mommas and women in general.

As your doula I will never judge you, I am here by your side as your advocate, a constant presence in this transitional period of your life, I will make you aware of the amazingly powerful inner knowledge that is always there when we can go beyond our fears. This is a sacred time and one what needs fully honouring.

 
 
 

 “We need to relearn what a birth can be like when it is not disturbed by the cultural milieu. We need a reference point from which we should try not to deviate too much. Lotus birth is such a reference point.”

- Michel Odent

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Testimonials

I knew as soon as I met Debbie that she was the right doula for us. Our principles completely aligned and I felt she would be a great advocate on behalf of me and my baby.
She gave emotional and practical support and advice in our antenatal sessions and was available for any questions or concerns I had, her support far outweighed that of my NHS midwife. I credit her experience and knowledge in helping me have a powerful and knowledge in helping me have a powerful, and enjoyable and intervention free birth and I don’t think I could have done it without her.
The postnatal sessions were also integral and provided a much needed sense of empowerment and team work ub rose fragile post birth days. Debbie support was invaluable and I’d love her to be present at my next birth and beyond.
— Ami - West London
Debbie was exactly the Doula I wanted and hoped for. She was knowledgeable, kind, empowering and totally supportive. She understood me and my wishes and I always felt protected in her care. Having Debbie alongside you at the birth of your baby coupled with the support and aftercare she provides is an investment into your baby and your own well being and one I would highly recommend. Thank you Debbie xx
— Carrie - Tunbridge Wells
having this loving support in my life as I began my mothering journey was incredible. You supported both my partner and I and I would highly recommend Debbie’s Cottage garden package as it offered me a rich amount of care and support
— Nikki R - East London
Thank you SO much for everything - your warm, welcoming, joyful group and all your guidance and support.
— Lucy Rose - Sussex
we couldn’t have done it without you, you offered us much needed support and guidance every step of the way, things didn’t quite go to plan however you offered us so much help, we are truly thankful. You provided amazing healing herbs, herbal steams to support my body during pregnancy, birth and postnatal recovery, I can not put what you have given our family into wards.
— Amy W - London
Through a chain of unexpected links, I was connected to Debbie Rayner.
I attended a birth preparation class at my local hospital at 35 weeks pregnant, where I spoke to a fellow participant who told me how she had attended a workshop led by Katherine Graves and an independent midwife , Kemi Johnson, which was so empowering...
I made sure I got Kemi’s number and called her the very next day. In the 20mins or more that I spoke with Kemi I was already completely inspired and convinced this was the way to go. She referred me to Debbie and to sign up for a KGhyp nobirthing class and I did both immediately.
The result? - my experience of being pregnant and my attitude to labour changed overnight.
On meeting Debbie I knew straight away that I wanted her to support me through the remainder of my pregnancy and labour.
She shone with a positive attitude and brimmed full of knowledge about what needed to be done for birthing and preparation for birth and it was all focused on being about my experience and what, ideally, I wanted for my birth. Although she was overbooked I managed to pursuade her to take me on!
Within a week or so, I attended the Katherine Graves hypnobirthing class with my Mum and sister as birth partners, we were all astounded as to the knowledge, awareness and confidence it gave us.
I listened to KGhypnobirthing meditation audios daily(which I never managed to listen to completely, because they instantly put me to sleep! Yet still they worked).
Following this class and two antenatal sessions with Debbie, I was as ready as I would ever be, and gave birth to a beautifully healthy baby girl at 40 plus weeks pregnant.
I laboured naturally, without having an induction, pain relief or any NHS interventions.
Through this powerful experience, I felt joyful and euphoric on holding my baby girl in my arms, in the birth pool where she was born. I was ecstatic at this result because as an older Mum, being pregnant for the first time at 47, with a string of mental health episodes throughout my adult life, I’d immediately been identified as “high risk” by the NHS and despite having a completely healthy pregnancy, I’d been told from the beginning that I would be induced the beginning that I would be induced at 39 weeks and would not be able to use the birth centre.
Up until meeting Debbie and doing Kghypnobirthing, I had never questioned this protocol, although feeling ill at ease with it, wanting to birth as naturally as possible. Now fully cognisant of my rights and taking responsibility for the decisions I was taking and knowing the risks, I was able to negotiate with midwives and consultants, putting off forced induction for weeks and being permitted to give birth in the previously off bounds birth centre.
Without Debbie giving me the confidence to negotiate this, and stand my ground, it would never have happened.
Her support during a night,(12 hours) , of labour to my birth partners and I, meant we all managed the whole event with confidence, and knew the exact right time to go to the hospital.
I will be forever grateful to Debbie for what she did for us, in the short space of four weeks.
I am now enjoying my amazing little bundle of joy, and have an unbelievable and wonderful birth story to tell her when she gets older.
If you are lucky enough to get Debbie, as I was, don’t let her go.
Her work and support is worth every penny and more. Thank you Debbie! We love you!
— Lorraine - North London

 

 

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