Birth Doula

COMBINING SCIENCE AND ANCESTRAL WISDOM TO GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE IN HAVING A NATURAL HOMEBIRTH AFTER PREVIOUS TRAUMA.

After supporting dozens of women to have peaceful, empowering, natural births that put them back in the driving seat of their life I have absolute confidence that it’s possible FOR YOU to have a birth like this too.

The Nourishing Motherhood approach is a harmonious balance of ancestral wisdom, tradition and modern science to help you thrive in body, mind and soul.

I KNOW WHEN YOU’RE LONGING FOR A NATURAL BIRTH AFTER PREVIOUS TRAUMA IT CAN SEEM IMPOSSIBLE.

Especially when it’s happened more than once.

—You feel your instincts failed and you got totally swept away in the moment.

—You’ve lost confidence in your ability to speak up and be heard.

Lost trust in your body, your sense of self, and the value of what you wanted.

You’re disappointed that the people in charge didn’t seem to listen to your fears and concerns…

…or you may blame yourself and be carrying around a heap of guilt.

I’ve successfully helped dozens of women to unpick these issues and connect to their strength. I help women with previous traumatic births heal and gain confidence that they really can have a natural homebirth.

For centuries we’ve had holistic traditions surrounding birth in every country and culture, and the current maternity system is a foreign body, instigated largely by male curiosity into the workings of the female body.

Whilst no one will argue with life saving operations, the current rate of (as of May 2019, NHS Monthly Statistics*) 10 per cent instrumental assistance, 13 per cent elective caesarean sections and 16 per cent emergency caesarean sections can surely be improved with 1-1 care.

Nourishing Motherhood invites you to a time when:

  • Women took care of women from pre-conception right through to the postnatal period.
  • Experienced mothers of large families in their middle age would offer hands-on bodywork, herbal remedies, emotional support and sharing the inherited wisdom about what has worked for other women of our tribe.

It was always essential to prepare for birth under the guidance of the wise woman of the village.

To steep ourselves in her knowledge for a smooth birth and recovery.

To benefit from her calm trust in the Creator, and her feminine wisdom of experience.

It’s an honour to have accompanied women and witness them have a calm, powerful birth where they felt fully in control, and supported to get the birth they really wanted.

Khadijah’s information, encouragement and wisdom enabled me to experience pregnancy and labour in its full beauty. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for her support. Not only is she well versed in explaining what to expect from the formal aspects of midwifery care, but she has a deep sense of intuition. Her love of nature, life and humanity allowed me to form a deep and everlasting connection with her based on trust and understanding. It was this very trust that allowed me to experience a calm, tranquil birth where I could allow my body to do its work and deliver my baby into the world.

Research shows that Black, Asian and Muslim women in particular can be neglected due to societal norms and habits, tragically increasing the statistical rate of poor outcomes in maternity services. However, many women have a poor experience at this hugely important time; regardless of their colour and creed, and this only changes when individuals of every background step up, get educated and create an environment to peacefully but powerfully disrupt the status quo.

So you’re not alone if your last experience has left you feeling shaken, full of uncertainty, and wondering how you will cope with birthing this baby.

What I liked about having Khadija by my side during my labour and the reason for why I asked her to accompany me for three of my births is her calmness and composure. It made me feel reassured.. I knew she was there IF I needed her but at the same time she didn’t fuss over me if I didn’t! She helped me to labour in my own way and never imposed her opinions or preferences about birthing on me.. I would never want anyone else by my side during labour!

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Yes, it’s RARE for modern women to have a 100% normal birth. There are hurdles to overcome…but with holistic support your confidence and trust that YOU will experience normality will be sky high and prayerfully hopeful.

When you undertake a journey of healing transformation I know that it’s possible for you to:

  • Have an exhilarating, energising labour and birth that leaves you feeling high and ready to bond with and feed your baby.
  • Cry with gratitude ‘I DID it!’ and enter a sacred postnatal period that protects you and your baby from harm.
  • Realign you with your ancestral inheritance of normality in order to pass on the wisdom to the younger women in your line who follow.
  • Embrace the Wise Woman WITHIN YOU and become the mother and matriarch you truly desire to be as a legacy to your family.

Hiring a Holistic Doula helps you towards total health for your family. I’m able to support you and your baby during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period with a wide range of challenges, and to protect your desire for normality further than birth.

Having Khadijah accompany me during my later stages of pregnancy and labour unfolds many cherished memories for me. Within those later moments when deep pain penetrated I have clear images of sweet giggly moments to numb the pain. I felt completely at ease and relieved having her within my space at such a precious time. She was ‘quietly there’ when I wanted her to be and picking up on my needs through a natural instinct given to someone whom clearly taps into and listens to what her clients feel.

This is an opportunity to physically and emotionally reclaim autonomy over your precious body, and set new beliefs in motion that will retell your family story.

AN UNDISTURBED, SPONTANEOUS BIRTH MAKES WOMEN STRONG.

And a strong woman makes a strong world.

Get in touch for a FREE chat to discover how our 5 point plan will fill you with confidence that you too can be a homebirthing natural Mama:

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I’ll be honest with you I didn’t know how I felt about hiring a stranger as a doula, but when I met you I felt so calm, and when you arrived for the birth it was really peaceful. My husband asked me if he would attend the birth if you were going to be there, and he was really reserved about it all, but when he met you he said he felt calm too. He was so grateful to have you there so we didn’t have a situation like last time. We both felt calm this time and it was really different.

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