THE BIRTH DOULA
HI, I'M JADE,
A MOTHER OF 5, ORIGINALLY
FROM A CHILDCARE & EDUCATION BACKGROUND (NNEB)
INCLUDING MATERNITY NURSING
I completely understand how having a baby is both
is a joyful, challenging & life changing experience.
A born & bred Londoner now living up North, our family
moved to the pretty market town of Nantwich Cheshire
in 2018 from South West London.
Having trained as a Doula in 2017, I relocated my already successful Doula business, started again from scratch &
have been busily enjoying supporting expectant & new
families as a Doula in both Cheshire & London ever since.
Fulham palace london
on my due date with my
Eldest son STEFAN
I HAVE 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE
LOVINGLY SUPPORTING FAMILIES THROUGH PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH, THOSE WITH
NEWBORNS & YOUNG CHILDREN
Frst as a certified NNEB Nanny and a Maternity Nanny, then as a Registered Childminder throughout the 90's & later
as a Home-Start Family Support Worker,
in London in 2010.
These were such rewarding roles, fitted around my own growing family & taught
me many key skills.
It is always a privilege to work so
closely with families & make a
before our youngest,
BACK IN 1990 WHEN MY FIRST SON WAS A YEAR OLD,
I QUALIFIED AS A BREASTFEEDING
COUNSELLOR WITH THE NCT.
My Breastfeeding Support experience now spans 30 years, including regularly updating my knowledge and skills with further training during this time.
I provided mothers with essential breastfeeding support & evidence-based information in NHS and Private London hospitals and within my professional roles working with families.
When pregnant with my 4th baby in 2010, at the grand old age of 41! I offered voluntary support at local children’s centres in London & in the community as a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter alongside Health Professionals
But most importantly for all the mothers I supported over many years, I was someone who listened, gave reassurance, understood & cared how they were feeling.
CITY OF LONDON LAWYER TO BIRTH DOULA
IN BETWEEN MY PROFESSIONAL & VOLUNTARY
ROLES, HAVING MY3RD BABY IN 1995
& MY 4TH IN 2011
I had a complete change of career & trained as a Legal Executive, with the Institute of Legal Executives, initially working part-time in local firms to fit around raising my 3 older children on my own.
Whilst completing a Law Degree I went on to work full time in the City of London for 9 years. Working with high profile clients & complex cases was challenging but exhilarating.
during these years, gave me a valuable insight into how a negative Birth experience impacts on Breastfeeding success & new mothers overall mental & physical wellbeing.
This sparked a passion to want to provide new mothers with the positive start to motherhood they deserve.
Although I loved my job & I was proud of what I had achieved in my Legal Career whilst being a single mum of 3, still, something was missing. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
It wasn’t until the first time a friend called me to support her through a complicated labour and birth, that I realised what I actually should be doing with my life; a Doula’s role, mothering the mother, it felt like coming home.
CONTINUING TO BE INVOLVED
IN BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
MY TRAINING AS A DOULA
in 2017 was with The Birth Bliss Academy London, under the guidance of Kicki Hansard (Doula of the Year 2009 & Award-winning Author of The Secrets of Birth).
My Hypnobirthing Practioner Training was with Dani Diosi DipHe, DypHyp LHS of Mama Serene. Dani is a Hypnotherapist & International Hypnosis for Birth Trainer & trained with Maggie Howell, Founder of Natal Hypnotherapy.
We have a secret in our culture, it's not that birth is painful.
Its that women are strong
• Laura Stavoe Harm •
PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH &
THE POSTNATAL PERIOD ARE
SIGNIFICANT LIFE EVENTS
with enormous potential to have a positive
or negative impact on the mother’s well-being, and by extension, her child(ren & family.
Woman centered care, compassionate caring support for positive childbearing & postnatal experiences sadly is regularly
compromised in our over stretched &
under funded NHS Maternity Services.
HAVING SOMEBODY THERE BY YOUR SIDE, WHO NOT ONLY KNOWS YOU
but also has an in-depth knowledge of ChildBirth, Maternity Services, & Hospital Policies will make a huge positive difference to your experience.
I aim to fill the gap which traditionally always existed in families, experienced, wise & loving support for new parents.
I endeavor to provide my clients with the combination of information and compassionate support that should be available to all expecting parents, giving them the start to parenthood they deserve.
I approach pregnancy and childbirth as normal physiological functions that in low-risk women can remain normal and healthy with minimal intervention. Because birth and parenting are intensely personal, meaningful rites of passage,
I believe my clients are at all times capable of making, and best positioned to make, the decisions that are right for them and their babies.
I ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE & SUPPORT
THE WOMEN & BABIES WHO
REQUIRE OR DESIRE MEDICAL
or who face challenges & I believe growing, having & mothering a baby requires great strength, beauty & sacrifice, no matter the path or outcome.
I feel strongly all women deserve to feel cared for, respected & have their voice heard throughout pregnancy, and birth. I’ve seen first hand the huge positive difference it makes to their experience and it is what I’ve always cared deeply about.
Working with expectant parents is my true calling. My specialty areas have grown organically from my experience of working with families & my deep desire to see parents receive a full & positive spectrum of support.
And of course birthing, breastfeeding & raising my own 5 children, definitely adds to what I can bring to you as your Doula. I understand completely, the joy & challenges a new baby brings.
I am well-practiced in the care & behaviour of newborns & how you will be feeling postnatally. I want to ease your transition into motherhood with warmth & kindness, sharing with you the secrets of birth & all the lessons I have learned about babies!
I believe every mother deserves the best start to motherhood, all my clients will tell you that I happily go above & beyond to ensure they have this.
• EATER OF CAKE • PROTECTOR OF OXYTOCIN •
• QUEEN OF THE BOXSET •
It seems that many health professionals involved in antenatal care have not
realised that one of their role should be to protect the
emotional state of pregnant women
Doula UK Approved Doula Course
The course covered in-depth study of Childbirth, Breastfeeding Support & Parenting Education. Emotional & Practical Support,
How to prepare Parents for Labour Birth & the Postnatal Period alongside Maternity Services
Information Knowledge was combined with hands-
on skills of supporting families before,
during & after childbirth.
Practical knowledge on setting up
& running your Doula Business
* I hold a current DBS &
I am insured with Morton Michel
Dani Diosi DipHe, DypHyp LHS
Independent Hypnobirthing Practitioner Training teaching how to create confidence in clients to enjoy their pregnancy, look forward to the birth and feel the experience has been a positive one however their babies are born.
The Course included extensive study of Hypnobirthing, how it works & how to use effective & practical techniques to ensure clients feel calm relaxed & in control throughout Labour & Birth
Practical knowledge of how to set up & run your Hypnobirthing Courses & Business
* I am insured with Holistc Health
Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
3 Day Course to update my skills & enable me to provide Breastfeeding support at Local Children's Centres
& in the Community
National Childbirth Trust London 1990
12 Week Course training to support new mothers with basic Breastfeeding issues under supervision. Referring complex issues to a specialist.
National Childbirth Trust London 1990 - 91
1 Year Course of in-depth study & training to support new mothers with common breastfeeding problems.
Consulting & referring to further
professional information as needed. Supervision & Regular Continued
Professional Training updating
Information & skills within NCT
JADE LAWRENCE LLB • NNEB • BFC