Welcome to my site!
Welcome to my site!
Continuous support before, during and after birth I am a doula and a neuroscientist. That might sound like a crazy combination but I truly believe in the power of the mind to help you have your best birth experience. I can help you train your brain to relax, to let go of fears, to reframe… Continue reading About Me
Birth Doula 2+ Prenatal appointments -Learn about the stages of labour and birth -Debrief previous birth stories -Make personalized birth plan -Learn brain training techniques (neuroscience and hypnobirthing) Continuous support throughout labour and birth -Help with breathing techniques, massage, positioning, rebozo etc -Advocate solely for the Mother and her choices -Work with the birth partner… Continue reading Services
Growing up in the UK, breastfeeding was something that I almost never saw, and yet I somehow managed to have a lot of misconceptions about. I unconsciously picked up snippets of opinions from those around me. The message was confused; “breast is best”, boobs are funny/sexy, fluids that come out of bodies are gross/dirty/obscene, bottle… Continue reading Infant feeding
My postpartum doula-ing today made use of my new clothes folding skills learnt from Marie Kondo, and giving baby the full spa treatment with her second ever bath ❤️ It is a bit ironic spending time neatly folding other people’s kid’s clothes, knowing that my kid’s clothes are just crammed roughly into the drawer, that’s… Continue reading Postpartum doula musings
As much as we may be intelligent and sophisticated creatures, our brains have many levels of comprehension that are all working hard to understand the world at the same time. This is an important idea when talking about the language used in birth. For example, if an expecting parent is told that there is a… Continue reading Don’t think about a pink elephant…
I have posted before about the importance of believing in yourself. But what if the people around you don’t believe in you? I have heard from women about this feeling of not being listened to, trusted or believed in by their midwife or doctor, and I have had some experience of it myself. In my… Continue reading Being believed
We hear that you have to leave your dignity at the door when you go to give birth. How absurd! I mean, yeah, you will reveal parts of yourself that you normally keep private, there are bodily fluids involved, and there may not be another time that you feel more like an animal, more mammalian.… Continue reading Dignity in Birth
It’s about time I share one of my birth stories. I have always loved babies, I have always loved the idea of pregnancy and birth – but I never knew much about either! I realized when I was pregnant that almost all of the ideas about pregnancy, babies, but most especially birth, came from TV… Continue reading My Hypnobirthing Experience (1)
Telling someone to get more sleep when they’ve got a tiny baby waking them up every hour seems like a kick in the teeth, I know. But I write this because prioritizing your own sleep is one of the best things you can do for your mental and emotional health. This is not to say… Continue reading Looking after your mental health – Sleep
“I am so glad to have Georgia’s support in this pregnancy. Talking through stages of labour, relaxation techniques and preparing for labour positively has been motivational and inspiring. Her open approach encourages me to ask questions, truly explore my options and feel empowered when making decisions about the birth. The materials Georgia provided were fantastic when discussing the process with my husband and generated productive discussion and a clearer outlook for him. Having her on hand for expert knowledge and support is wonderful. I look forward to the coming weeks and approaching this birth with her support.”