I am an ambassador for compassionate birth and parenting practices. As a South African trained professional nurse and midwife, childbirth educator, doula and maternity nurse, I seek to understand and respond to both the needs of babies and their parents. I support and accompany them on their journey from pre-conception, through pregnancy, birth, the postnatal period and early childhood. My true education began when I started attending homebirths with women thirty five years ago. I humbly accept the lessons I continue to learn on my own life’s journey as a midwife and parenting educator.
I have an Honours Degree in Psychology and am particularly interested in the pre and perinatal period around birth. A published co-author in the International Journal of Infant Mental Health, I have also conducted research in the fields of Kangaroo Mother Care, Postnatal Depression and Attachment Parenting and write articles for parenting and health publications when I can.
I am also an Aware Parenting consultant and maternity nurse and I love babies and children. How babies and young children absorb information and what they need to develop into loving sociable human beings is core in my approach. I focus on calm connection and communication with both parents, babies and children.
I live in the UK and South Africa, supporting women in both continents on their special birth and parenting journeys in person or via skype, through workshops, seminars and mentoring.
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