I am from London, UK and have lived in Dubai for over 6 years. I have a loving husband and two beautiful children. After graduating from the University of Kent, UK in 2006 with a Psychology Degree (Bsc Hons) I was selected for a Graduate Programme at a London based Recruitment company and followed a corporate career path within the Recruitment and HR industry for many years.
I have always had a passion for nursing, midwifery, health, child development and absolutely anything pregnancy or birth related! So, it was no surprise that after a fair stint in the corporate world, my underlying desire to work within a field I am truly passionate about could be suppressed no more!
I decided to retrain as a Birth Doula in 2017 through Nurturing Birth UK and I also flew back to the UK to attain certification to practice as an Infant Massage Instructor via the International Association of Infant Massage. The importance of nurturing touch between parent and baby through infant massage is fundamental and teaches skills for life.
My mother is a UK, NNEB trained nursery nursery and has spent over 37 years working with children and their families. She is a breastfeeding counsellor and also like me, a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. So having been exposed to this wonderful arena for many years, it is time to follow in her footsteps and fulfil my own passion to support others.
Having a passion for pregnancy and childbirth is one thing, but experiencing it first hand is quite incredible!
I absolutely loved my birthing experiences here in Dubai and was truly amazed by the physical and spiritual power of the body and mind as well as its overall capability to cope and deliver.
The inner strength, intuition and determination women have to trust their bodies and birth their babies is phenomenal, deserves upmost respect and celebration. My two births inspired me to want to want to become a Doula, and support women throughout their wonderful journey of pregnancy and parenthood, ensuring they are empowered to birth in whatever way feels right for them and their families, without fear.
As a Doula, I promise not to advise, judge, make decisions or express opinion relating to your choices but to be committed in ensuring you are always factually informed, emotionally cared for and physically comfortable. This will help optimise your birth experience making it as satisfying as possible.
I will always strive to help a woman reach her expectations and goals wherever possible, offer reassurance, encouragement, and empathy supporting both her and spouse where required no matter what choice of birthing plan is in place.
I feel proud and grateful to have found my calling and am thoroughly enjoying giving it 120% commitment. It is a privilege to be part of so many wonderful families lives and have the pleasure of meeting so many beautiful babies!