I completed the Red tent Doula preparation course (course work and ongoing self study) in June 2017
Now I am completing the mentorship process through Doula UK.
A highly experienced doula and trained Doula UK mentor works with me behind the scenes to refine my skills and services.
Two polar opposite births, one with a doula, one without.
My birth with my doula, empowered me to have the birth I wanted, my way.
Now I want to support other women to have their birth their way.
I completed the School of Babywearing consultant course in January 2015.
I’ve been working with families to carry their babies for over four years.
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My name is Ami, I’m a mentored birth and postnatal doula living in Rochford with my husband and two children.
My births were such polar opposites.
Isabel is 5 now and I still think back to how I wasn’t listened to, respected or believed throughout my pregnancy and my birth.
I had gestational diabetes and being over weight, I felt like I had no choice but to be induced, stuck on a bed, being told to be quiet.
When we finally fell with our second baby, I knew I wanted it to be different, it had to be.
I heard about these amazing women called Doulas and what they do, I knew I needed one!
Emma was born a week or so after her “due” date, at home into the water and finally birth was this amazing, empowering thing that I can do.
So since that day I knew that I wanted to be a doula, to support and empower women to have the birth that they want, the birth they need.
My friend asked me to be with her during her caesarean in January 2017. I came straight out of there and booked my course with red tent doulas for June.
Watching a mother be born, whilst being held, supported, trusted, loved and respected isn’t something you can do just once!
I’ve been working with families and their babies for nearly 5 years with my other business Southend sling library - as a baby wearing consultant.
Especially in those early days new families deserve so much support and love and where there are gaps in the world that we live in, postnatal doulas slip in and fill that gap with love and support.
So that’s me and why I’m here.
Get in touch if I can help x