• The Doulas

    Maddie McMahon

    ONLINE SUPPORT AVAILABLE If you are confined to the house right now, get in touch if you feel you could do with some emotional and informational support. Being pregnant of a new parent at the moment is particularly challenging – getting some extra support and having that on tap at the touch of a phone or computer might help just a little bit and stop you feeling isolated.~~~~~~~~~~I suspect you’ve been reading quite a few of these and hopefully some stuff on this website about what doulas do. So you’ll know by now that choosing a doula is about making a short list, having some chats on the phone, some…

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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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    Paula Smithers

    My name is Paula and I have lived in Norfolk all my days ! I have two grown up sons, one of which still lives at home. My family are of great importance to me. As are my friends. I enjoy cooking , reading, music and walking ( which is a great MUST being the owner of three dogs!!)I offer shared care with a dear like minded , family focused friend , who is also in full time occupation. We work as a team as  this enables us to offer our lovely ladies 24/7 response to their needs.We both have the same family values and would like to help you…

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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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    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

    STILL SUPPORTING FAMILIES THROUGH COVID-19 (Find out more HERE) 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. I will listen to…