About

"Alex was such a gift to us during the birthing of our fourth son" (Sam, 2017)

Alex holding new baby

A bit about me

Hey, I'm Alex. I live near Stroud, Gloucestershire with my husband, 3 kids and an assortment of much loved mutts and the odd pony.

I have given birth to three gorgeous kids and have four amazing step-children. I discovered my inner birth geek during my second pregnancy when I was supported and nurtured by an amazing birth worker.

My doula journey began when I trained with Michel Odent and Liliana Lammas on the Paramana Doula course in 2013. Michel Odent is a world renowned obstetrician who has, throughout his career, pioneered 'woman centred' maternity care. Liliana Lammas is an incredibly experienced doula.

I balance working as a doula with raising 3 kids, looking after our assortment of animals, riding my horse and hanging out with my husband and friends.

I became a doula because I believe that women should be nurtured and supported throughout pregnancy and birth, and their choices respected.

I cover all of Gloucestershire, Bristol, parts of Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

Professional development

  • Womb yoga and Yoga nidra with Uma Dinsmore Tumi (Oct 2014)
  • Heart womb workshop with Dominique Sakoilsky (Oct 2014)
  • Supporting Every Birth with Michelle Every (June 2015)
  • Motherwarming - Mothering the Mother (October 2015)
  • Spinning Babies (April 2016)
  • ​Practical Hypnosis for birth (Feb 2018)
  • Closing the Bones ritual (November 2018)

See what the research says about doulas

Take a look at the latest research about the positive effects on labour of having continuous support.

Some useful sites for more information about positive birth

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