Hello, my name is Becky and I live in central Cambridge with my husband, James. Three of our five children still live at home with us, My youngest child was born at the Rosie in 2009.
The older two have now flown the nest and started families of their own; I have two wonderful grandchildren. In my personal experiences through pregnancy and motherhood I discovered that being supported and nurtured empowered me to make choices that were right for me and my family, whether that be highly medicalised, or home birth, both of which I have had. I find women and babies, birth and pregnancy awe inspiring and believe it is the most wonderful thing to bring a new little person into the world.
I have had the joy of supporting many women and their partners to navigate this exciting and sometimes bewildering experience in their family’s lives both as a doula and in my birth preparation classes, I have also worked outside the home in Sex and Relationship Education and supporting young people within the Education system. I love my allotment and spend any spare time that I have there; which is not a lot!
I am a Recognised Birth Doula. I trained with Developing Doulas in 2013. I work in
Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and sometimes beyond. I have a real passion for supporting women and their families . What is most important to me is that you feel confident informed and nurtured through the process of planning your birth, the birth itself, and that special time after your baby has arrived. I have supported many different types of families, and their very individual births, including home-births, births after caesarean, hypnobirths and water-births.My philosophy is that if a woman experiences a quiet, calm and nurturing environment, she is most likely to feel positive about her experience however the baby is born. I have supported medicalised births, including caesarian, induction of labour as well as many births when the mother needed no medical intervention at all.
I have found that when parents have access to evidenced based information they make choices that feel right for them. The calming presence of having your own doula alongside you,who you know and trust, gives reassurance and support to you and your partner however you choose to birth.
Alongside my doula service i also teach antenatal birth preparation classes and hypnobirthing preparation.