I have been a Community Midwife for 24 years. I live in Cam with my husband and miniature schnauzer, Poppy.
I also have two grown-up children, Charlie & Tom.
I trained as a hypnobirthing instructor in 2015 and began teaching classes in Dursley, aiming to enable as many women (and partners) as possible to access to the amazing world of hypnobirthing. It has been a total joy and privilege to play a positive part in their birth preparation and hear such positive stories about their births, no matter what path that birth took on the day.
In April 2017 I attended a course for Rewind Technique with the inspirational Alex Heath, which has enabled me to work with women and their partners following a traumatic birth experience to reduce their anxiety surrounding birth (both past & future). It can also be used with midwives or medical staff involved in a difficult birth.
In 2018 I was involved in arranging & fundraising to bring Alex Heath to Gloucestershire to train a further 24 local midwives & health visitors to learn this amazing skill and bring it to a wider area.