I am based in Yorkshire and, as a doula , maternity nurse and childminder I provide holistic care throughout pregnancy and early family life .
I have used the insights of Rudolf Steiner 1861-1925 ,who was an extraordinary educationalist, philosopher, artist and visionary , as a starting point for many of my choices in life. Out of his insights Steiner Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, Weleda homeopathics ,Camphill Communities for children and adults with special needs ,and many other enterprises have developed . Steiner Waldorf baby/childcare is based on the spiritual perspective of child development given to us by Rudolf Steiner and developed further by many visionary educators and carers . It provides naturally holistic care in the broadest deepest sense .
As a holistic birth doula and childcarer I provide support to the whole family ,from the early days of pregnancy to being present during early or active labour, through birth, and following the birth. I am available to offer help and advice on comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, movement, positioning, and massage and also there to support the family. I respect the sanctity of pregnancy and birth . A doula’s most critical role is providing emotional reassurance and comfort, whilst empowering the mother to be to birth in her own way .
Doulas do not perform clinical tasks, or diagnose medical conditions.
We do not make decisions for our clients. Our goal is to provide the support and information needed to help the birthing mother have a safe and satisfying birth as the mother herself defines it and to be available in a non judgemental way.