I was born in Cambridge in 1959 and married in 1983. I am mum to Mathew, born in 1984 and Samantha, born in 1987. I’m now also a doting Nana to Thomas born 2016.
My background is in childcare. I am a trained NNEB Nursery Nurse and have worked in a variety of roles including nanny, child-minder, key worker on a children’s behavioural unit and a reception class assistant.
I did my doula training in Oct 2000 and have worked as a postnatal doula since January 2001. I have supported over 90 families since then, all with differing individual needs.
I joined Doula UK at its inception in 2001 and I was the Regional Representative for Cambridgeshire for two years. I was then the Treasurer for 5 years and am now a postnatal assessor/mentor for trainee doulas.
As a postnatal doula I am practically minded. I also read a good story, iron a good shirt and bake a mean cake. I also have experience of supporting families with twins.
Most of all, I am committed to making the time after birth as positive, enjoyable and stress free for the whole family as possible.
I am now semi-retired and will therefore only be available from mid-March to mid-October.