It is well recognised that being supported in your pregnancy by a midwife who expresses a strong belief in your ability to give birth has a profound impact on your birth experience. Having worked in the NHS as a nurse and then as a midwife for the last 20 years, and as an independent midwife for the last 5 years, I know that personalised coaching can make all the difference to a woman's birth experience. I bring together my knowledge and practical experience as a midwife, along with my understanding of positive psychology, hypnobirthing, yoga and naturopathic nutrition to help you in every way to THRIVE during your pregnancy. Coaching sessions are individually tailored to your needs and circumstances, delivered at a time that is convenient for you, either in person or over Skype, depending on where you are. My goal is that you will feel empowered and confident as you progress through your pregnancy, feel fully informed and calm about your choices around birth and most importantly feel FANTASTIC!
Why is holistic preparation important? because the way you feel during your pregnancy has an impact on how your pregnancy progresses, how your baby develops in the womb and how you feel as a parent. I want you to feel totally heard, supported, loved and empowered to move into this next stage of your life. Pregnancy is such a precious time in a woman's life, no one can emerge unchanged. It is a hugely transformative process. In my experience you need to feel totally surrounded with positivity and support so that your body can do the job it knows how to do and your state of mind will influence this.
Skills I incorporate into your personalised sessions include:
-Pregnancy yoga, meditation and aromatherapy
-Working through any fears or concerns, using positive psychology techniques to help you prepare for birth and motherhood
-Setting intentions for your pregnancy and birth
-Hypnobirthing techniques and positive affirmations
-Naturopathic nutrition consultation with ongoing tips and suggestions for optimising your pregnancy experience
-Humour and gratitude
-Birth advocacy: Helping you make the birth choices that are right for you and your family.
With regular positive coaching sessions you will feel reassured, supported and ready to tackle the challenges that motherhood can bring with a positive set of tools for being the mother that you want to be.