It’s your time

Peace, presence

and protection for

your journey into parenthood.

The #ListenUp Line

Facing Covid-19 together through listening

Concerned about changes in maternity care? Feeling anxious around what care you can expect during the coronavirus outback? 

Your emotional and mental well-being matters big time right now and perinatal well-being matters a lot to me so I’m offering a FREE listening service  for pregnant and postpartum folks to share your feels in response to the changes to maternity services during Covid-19 pandemic 

 1 – 3pm, every week day. 

This is a safe space to focus our way back to our centre and process our emotions, thoughts and feelings. We need to talk..

As a doula, I actively listen:
🤲🏾 open and curious
🙂 non judgemental
🤫 completely confidential
🙏🏾 no advice, fixing or minimising
🤲🏾 centring you as you care for your baby in utero or postpartum.
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While I am not a counsellor, therapist, psychiatrist (though I can signpost you on to some goodies)… I am a birth keeper, I hold space for your deepest fears and highest joys for yourself and your family.

New listening service starting tomorrow for those expecting and with new babes with myself a birth keeper / doula dedicated to emotional well-being and empowerment of mothers
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EVERY WEEKDAY, 1 – 3pm. DM to schedule your 30 min session.
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Given known inequalities in health care, service is open to all my peoples but priority is held for #POC.
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This is not an advice line though signposting is offered.
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This is a safe space for you to be centred, heard, valued, and held. It’s emotional and mental support to express on all levels that you need to.
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I am a doula not a trained mental health professional and will signpost you on request.
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Every week day you can schedule a 30 min session to talk whatever you want to share. Maybe you done talking about covid things and want to look at the future, maybe birth worries, maybe financial… You are not alone. You are supported.
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I am exploring with my doula colleagues developing this service to provide 24/7 support during birth as well as antenatally and postnatally. 

it’s your time

BESPOKE BIRTH & POSTNATAL DOULA SERVICES

Peace, presence

and protection for

your journey into motherhood

“Having a doula was the easily the best decision we made around the birth of our lovely boy. On the day of the birth, Rosie was great – reminding me about aspects of my birth plan and offering practical support both to my husband and me. . She even came by the next day with a much needed care package – mostly of delicious things for us to eat! I cannot recommend having a birth doula strongly enough and Rosie in particular. She’s an amazing woman and I’m so glad she was part of our little boy’s birth.”
Laura

BIRTH CLIENT

“Rosie was perfect, she arrived with an air of total tranquility and just knew what to do. Tea, meals, washing, tidying and bags of encouragement in those early days when I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to be doing. Total moral and practical support at a time when you need to be so kind to yourself.”
Dr Ruth Richardson

POSTNATAL CLIENT

“Rosie is such a rich resource for everything related to birth and breastfeeding. She has been incredible support for me with the perfect balance of educated knowledge and the most heartfelt guidance since my son was born.”
Dani Rosie

POSTNATAL CLIENT

My name is Rosie. I am a doula based in Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

I followed my passion of birth and the power of women after the birth of my second daughter and completed my birth and postnatal doula training in 2017.

I am here for women on their journey into motherhood, one that I consider to be pivotal and enriching.  You have everything within you to birth your baby and I believe that relaxing into that knowledge can have profound and empowering outcomes as well as support to navigate today’s maternity care system. Each woman I work with receives unwavering support, my peaceful presence and steadfast protection: for you, your baby and your family throughout this new life phase.

I serve Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and parts of North London – anywhere within an hour’s drive of Ampthill.

Please have a look around and drop me a line if you would like talk more.

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength."

– Barbara Kate Rothman

WHAT IS A DOULA?

Throughout history and across the world today women continue to support other women practically and emotionally through pregnancy and childbirth.

It is within the relatively recent medicalised history of childbirth that the need for a different type of care-giver has occurred; one that provides continuity of care, prioritises the mother’s emotional wellbeing throughout pregnancy, birth and postnatally; and trusts fully in a woman’s ability to birth her baby.

So while the term and role for doula have now become internationally recognised, the role of a doula is rooted in ancient traditions and wisdom.

A doula is a non-medical female companion, trained and experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother and her partner before, during and following on from childbirth.

YOU DON'T NEED A DOULA TO BIRTH YOUR BABY

but there are benefits of working with one

 

FIND OUT MORE

WORK WITH ME

If you are thinking of hiring me you can find out more about my packages and rates below:

PREGNANCY

Unbiased evidence based information and playful preparation for birthing and mothering on your terms

BIRTH

Complete package of antenatal, birth and postnatal support with continuous presence during the labour process

POSTNATAL

Mothering the mother through the fourth trimester. Emotional and practical support for you at home. Transition into motherhood as smoothly as possible.

Rosie has such empathy for women and as a doula wants to nurture women’s strength in pregnancy & birth to empower women to have the most positive birth experience possible. Her calm approach, unwavering support, passion and wide knowledge within this field makes her a perfect doula who I wholeheartedly recommend.

Harriet E. I. Jacobs

Midwife Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Practitioner - Contraception & Sexual Health

SERVING

Ampthill, Flitwick, Harlington, Leagrave, Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Shefford, Cranfield, Biggleswade, Woburn, St Albans. Bedfordshire, Northants, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and parts of North London

Trained with Nurturing Birth