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About Me

Welcome! My name is Gigi, and I am a doula and trainee Child Psychotherapist based in West London. I have been working with children and families for several years, and my journey as a doula began when I trained at Nurturing Birth. I come from a large family of seven siblings, which continues to grow with nieces and nephews. 

 

The physiological process of pregnancy and giving birth continuously fascinates me, and I'm in constant admiration of the human body. Through my studies, I have learned the importance of supporting and protecting the caregiver-child dynamic and the long-term benefits of doing so. 

 

My passion lies in connecting with others on a personal level and understanding their unique stories. Pregnancy and birth is a transformative journey, but it can also be overwhelming, intimidating and lonely. My role as your doula is to guide, nourish, and empower you through individualised 1:1 support.  As someone who has witnessed a lack of support around a traumatic birth and subsequent baby loss, I understand the fear, devastation and isolation that can come with traumatic pregnancy and birth. 

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My Philosophy

I believe that the client knows best! Like other mammals, we have primal instincts and these are at the forefront of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. To quote Dr Gabor Mate, a renowned child development expert - “part of the art of parenting is just being in touch with your instincts.” I hope to encourage you to trust in yourself and help you work through your own processes, whatever they might be. I want to create a sense of community and bring back the village spirit that’s been lost in western society. 

 

I like to focus on the basic ingredients for a positive birth:

  1. Choice - Looking at all the options so that you can make an informed choice and the best one for you and your baby. 

  2. Control - When it comes to a positive birth experience (regardless of the outcome), control is reported to be one of the most important feelings -  helping reduce the likelihood of birth trauma and anxiety. Clearly there are things you can’t control when it comes to childbirth but there is also a whole host of things that you can!

  3. Birthrights - how you want your birth to look - where you choose to have your baby - positions - water - music - massage - essential oils - cord/placenta …..

  4. Hormones - here to help elevate stress and relax you, so we can get that oxytocin and serotonin pumping!

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