My name is Meg and I know that every woman deserves to have a truly positive experience as she takes her journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
I am a Mum to three children, Harriet, Philippa and Ezra and they motivate me every day to keep pushing forward in my mission for a world where women and families are given truly individualised care and treated with the utmost respect along every step of their way to parenthood.
Before becoming pregnant I believed that birthing a baby was just a fleeting, uncomfortable experience that you had to go through in order to get to the best bit; meeting your baby and becoming a new parent. After finding out I was pregnant I realised I wanted the pregnancy and birth of my baby to be something more powerful than that. I wanted to feel connected to my baby, being mindful of how they would experience their first moments in the world outside my body. I wanted my husband to be involved at every step. I wanted to feel confident that I could do it. I wanted to have faith in my body; the same way women have had faith in their bodies for thousands of years. As much as it went against what modern society seemed to want me to believe, I wanted to enjoy it.
I discovered Hypnobirthing and the whole philosophy fit with everything I had been thinking about. Hypnobirthing enabled me to experience the last months of pregnancy with a deep sense of calm and confidence and the birth of my first daughter was just what I had hoped for.
I became a certified Hypnobirthing practitioner so that I could help other families to experience the wonderful positivity of birth but I became increasingly aware that once their baby is born, despite the joy and elation of that tiny little bundle, women can be left feeling isolated, anxious, confused, pressured and unsupported. Who is there to nurture these Mothers after the visitors have gone and the congratulations cards are taken down?
After the birth of my second daughter I made the decision to dedicate myself to empowering women and their families in the name of positive birth and early parenthood. I resigned from my job as a secondary school teacher and completed my doula training. In the years that followed I worked closely with a Doula mentor and am now a fully recognised Doula UK Birth and Postnatal Doula.
From my own experience I realise how important it is to feel supported, informed and cared for by someone you trust and can feel comfortable with. I am committed to supporting women and their families in having an experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood that is satisfying, positive and free from fear and anxiety.
If you are looking for someone to walk alongside you, listen to you, inform you, advocate for you and enable you to advocate for yourself, reassure you, respect you and empower you then get in touch. I would love to meet you and your family and we can discuss if I am right for you and design a package that fits YOU.
It is important to me that everything I teach is up to date and evidence based. I love to learn and so I will always continue to build my knowledge and expertise in order to provide you with the best support possible.
My training Includes:
- Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator training with the Hypnobirthing Institute – June 2015
- Doula training with Nurturing Births – March 2017
- Rebozo workshop with Selina Wallis – August 2017
- Closing the Bones workshop with Sophie Messager – September 2017
- NCT Breastfeeding Peer Supporter training – January 2018
- Attendance at Bursting the Bubble II: Bereavement Care and Support in Maternity conference – March 2018
- The Rewind Technique for easing birth trauma with Mia Scotland of MAM Learning – April 2018
- Essential Skills in Hypnosis for Birth Workers with Ruth Olayinka and Nigel Hetherington – February 2020