• The Doulas

    Claire Keen

    I am a mother of four, two daughters & two sons, ranging between the ages of 2 to 18, currently living on the Suffolk / Norfolk border. I have a background in childminding & over the last ten years, I have owned a village store & post office. Having four children of my own & working closely in my communities I have seen first hand how having a wider support network can greatly improve all aspects of family life. I am a mentored birth & postnatal doula. I trained with BirthBliss Academy in July 2018. Being a doula means I’m there to offer emotional & physical support as well as…

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    Kayla Bainger

    I am a doula to support all women to birth their ideas and dreams and support them through the transitions of life. I hold space in different ways through the circle groups that I run Red Tent Norfolk and Red Tent Pregnancy Group. I have been holding space for women since 2014 and decided to set up Sacred Sisterhood in January 2017 to support women to feel heard, loved and accepted. I wanted to create a community for all women to connect together and draw strength from their stories and shared experiences.Services that I currently offer are 1:1 Mother Blessing Ceremonies and holding space in Red Tent circle groups.  I…

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    Rachel Graveling

    I’m the mother of two wonderful young adults. I relax by singing, dancing and walking in nature and beside the sea.I became a doula over 20 years ago because, due to wonderful help from others, I had life changing and empowering birth experiences. I wanted to be part of the movement to return birth to the mother; where it belongs and is safest. I enjoy working with women and their partners to help them achieve their hopes and dreams but also to ensure that whatever happens, during birth, they are heard and respected. I have found from many years experience that couples benefit, during labour, from the presence of an…

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    Shauna Tate

    In 2011 and 2013 my children were born in a birth pool I borrowed from a mother I met on social media, this fantastic lady was a virtual doula to me. The births of my children at home transformed my entire outlook on childbirth and motherhood. The disapproval of my birth preferences from friends led to my curiosity of birth physiology and birth choices. I have learnt so much about the importance of love, understanding and knowledge. I identify as a Birth Doula, Postnatal Doula and gentle Maternity Nurse, but I pride myself on being the umbrella you need on a rainy day and can assist you from your positive…

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    Paula Cleary

    As a mother of five, experienced doula and homebirth campainer (I am the founder of Birthplace Matters, which successfully campaigned to have the homebirth service restored in Kings Lynn), I know first-hand what a difference it makes to receive loving, continuous support from a birth partner who really believes in you! My role as your doula encompasses different kinds of support… Psychological : helping you to build a positive birthing mindset Emotional – listening to you and exploring questions, feelings, fears if you wish to share them Practical – sometimes taking on practical things that need doing to free you up to focus on more important things Physical – being…

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    Siobhán Ridley

    Every path in my life has lead to becoming a doula. I have lived abroad, I have travelled, I have been a student, a support worker, an illustrator, a teacher, a wife, a mother and more besides. But each path has involved simply loving people and it wasn’t until I began my motherhood journey that I fully began to understand my purpose. Love is what I will bring to you when I support you. I want to walk through this part of your parenting journey with you, wrapping you in a warm blanket of care and nurture. How I do this is by truly listening to you; hearing your story,…