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about me

I’m a woman who has given birth by caesarean twice and left one of those births scrambling

and the other confident and strong.


I went through a huge educational journey between my births that led me to plan

a homebirth after caesarean with my second baby,

and when that pregnancy also culminated in a surgery that I didn’t want,

I knew one thing for certain:

I wouldn’t have done anything differently.

I stood by every decision and every choice I had made,

and I would have done it all again – exactly the same.


These experiences of birth and my subsequent education,

both personally and formally through training with Vicki Hobbs’ Doula Academy,

have given me a unique understanding of what impacts a birth

and a very firm belief that birth is about so much more than delivering a baby.


Birth is a transformation that not only brings a baby into the world,

but creates a mother in the process.

This is true whether you are having your first or tenth baby.

Each time, a new version of mother is created

as you birth a new soul.

As mothers,

our experience of this process of pregnancy, birth and postpartum,

is tethered to our feelings of safety and trust at every turn.


As a doula and a next birth after caesarean guide,

I want you to understand that you are the decider

of what happens to you in this journey.

I want you to feel confident

in making choices that are

right for you 

and your family,

not what it is

convenient or comfortable

for anyone else.

I want you to know that

your intuition,

your values,

and your experiences

are all relevant in your decision making.

I want you to enter motherhood feeling

strong, secure and capable,

because you are!


My experiences of birth both changed me in completely different ways.

I know the difference in how I felt as a mother

between having a birth where I was

supported and trusted to make decisions along the way

and one where I had decisions made for me,

despite my protests.

Every woman's circumstances are unique

when it comes to pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

It is so important for us to be seen beyond a set of criteria

and treated as the individual people that we are,

and that is what empowers us in our journey.

I want every single woman to enter motherhood

with that same sense of empowerment and strength that I did,

and to have the support they need

to rest, recover, and transition into the role of a mother -

whether for the first time, or the tenth.

I am here for you - your journey, and your needs,

however that looks


With increasing caesarean rates, particularly in first time mothers,  there are more and more women wrestling with decisions for their next birth and the journey to achieving their goals.


Much of the time, these women have been stripped of decision making and dignity during their prior births and often have suffered significant trauma. The process of then planning a birth after caesarean can be incredibly daunting, intimidating, even terrifying. Add in care providers who don't give honest, evidence-based information (either knowingly or in ignorance), family members who have strong opinions, horror stories from friends and acquaintances... It can be difficult to even determine what they want from their next birth, much less to tease apart fear from risk and understand what is relevant to their circumstances and what is not.  

I want these women to have someone in their corner.


My own birth experiences make me uniquely placed to help women in navigating the next birth after caesarean journey and decision-making process. I know that what is important is that women understand they have choices, and that includes the choice to have another caesarean where that is the right decision for them (not their care provider, not their partner, not their family and friends). 

The journey to a birth after caesarean will be different for every woman, but I'm here to walk that journey with you and make sure that you feel supported in your needs for your circumstances. 

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