I'm Amy, a Mama Bamba trained Birth Doula who passionately empowers and nurtures women through their birth journey.I am in awe of the power and strength of our fearlessly and wonderfully made bodies and I love sharing with women that beautiful, positive births are absolutely possible and doable. I guide my clients to trust the process, trust their power and to stay present and loving however their birth unfolds.
Why hire me as your Doula?
In my role as your doula I will;
Encourage, nurture & support you through out your pregnancy, labour & birth. During your pregnancy I am always just at the other end of the phone to answer your questions and offer emotional support. Throughout your labour I offer continuous guidance and attention to both you and your partner
Offer evidence based information. In my role as your doula I strive to offer you evidence based recourses and information. I encourage you to consider all your options and ask lots of questions to enable you to make informed decisions about your birth and to feel comfortable & confident advocating for the very best care.
Not replace your Birth Partner. In fact a vital part of my role as your doula will be to help your partner to recognise how important their involvement is in creating a satisfying and positive birth experience for you all.
Provide physical Support. I'm able to offer position suggestions for comfort and labor progression as well as hands-on comfort measures like comforting touch, counter pressure and breathing techniques. A doula’s skilled hands and positioning tools can often help a malpositioned baby find its way through the pelvis and into the birthing parent’s arms.
Give emotional Support. As your doula I help your family to feel supported and ease the emotional experience of birth, helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best. Whether a birth is completely unmedicated or medically very complex, every family can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredibly sacred time in their lives.
WHY HIRE ME AS YOUR DOULA?
As your doula I help your family to feel supported and ease the emotional experience of birth, helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best. Whether a birth is completely unmedicated or medically very complex, every family can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredibly sacred time in their lives. Text
"Your beautiful approach to pregnancy & parenthood laid the foundation for the dreams we built for our birth story. Thank you for guiding us in how to trust our instincts, to trust my body and our babe's to do what they are equipped to. And then on the day of Hannah's birth - every single suggestion you made, the way you supported my body and showed Ross how to support me, every affirmation you spoke over us was like the most beautiful prayer."
"I felt cherished, at peace and in control. Amy was an amazing doula, she was there when I needed it and when she saw how calm and supportive Walter was she stepped away to give us space. I highly recommend getting a doula. She will hold the space for you, without being obtrusive, she will show your partner how to support you and in a situation like mine where hubby goes with the baby – you will have her there, supporting you and you will be glad for it. Top tip – their (Souls in Motion) birthing workshops are AMAZING!"
"We were lucky enough to meet Amy, a doula from Souls in Motion, recommended by our midwife, Natasha. After meeting Amy, we found her to be warm, funny and just all round lovely, and we were so happy with our birthing team going forward."
Mama Bamba Antenatal Classes
Birth preparation that honours the deep wisdom and soul beauty of birth, and helps parents-to-be find ways to incorporate this into their birth plans.
Mindful Birthing Workshops
Personalised workshops designed to bring you to a place of understanding your birthing body, offering practical tools for birthing with ease.
Weekly prenatal yoga practise not only helps you strengthen, stretch and prepare for birth but creates a beautiful space to connect more deeply to your babe.
Mama Bamba doulas are taught to hold a strong, still, supportive space for their clients in labour. Together with my colleague Angela Morton & working closely with Robyn Sheldon we offer Doula Training Programmes .