CONTACT DETAILS Mobile: 07957 636 177 Email: bevashwell1@hotmail.com
CONTACT DETAILS
Mobile: 07957 636 177
Email: bev@surreydoulas.co.uk
  • Recognised Birth Doula
  • Recognised Postnatal Doula
  • Breastfeeding Support

I live in Claygate, Surrey and have 3 grown-up children who I am extremely proud of! I come from a large close-knit family – I am one of 5 children and aunty to 13 and we rally around helping each other out with kids, pets and whatever else is thrown our way…Christmases are lively to say the least! My passions are my animals, cooking, crafting (knit & crochet), reading and watching good movies or documentaries.

I undertook my doula preparation course with Nurturing Birth in 2007 and have been an active member of Doula UK since then. I was Vice Chair of Doula UK 2009-2011 and I now mentor and assess new doulas working their way through the DUK Recognition process. I maintain ongoing training and development and have acquired many skills as a doula and breastfeeding. I have assisted with homebirths, waterbirths, VBAC’s, HBAC’s, totally natural undisturbed births as well as births in theatre for assisted deliveries and C/Sections. I have experience with twins both as a birth doula and postnatally.

I have been fortunate to have trained with renowned birth and breastfeeding professionals such as Shiela Kitzinger, Michel Odent, Ina May Gaskin and Dr Jack Newman. I also trained with Gail Tulley (of Spinning Babies) focussing on optimal foetal positioning and using techniques to help with malpositioned babies in pregnancy and labour, including use of the Rebozo. I have completed the Mother Supporter training with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and am passionate in supporting new mothers with breastfeeding. I keep up to date with First Aid and hold an enhanced CRB check. I am happy to provide references. Other courses, workshops and study days I have attended:

• Hypnobirthing Teacher Training with Katharine Graves. November 2013
• Mentoring Development Workshop. Sept 2013
• Techniques to help malpositioning in labour, including Rebozo use (workshop). Feb 2013
• Doula Workshop – Optimal Foetal Positioning: techniques for use in labour with Gail Tulley. March 2012
• Paediatric First Aid. April 2012
• Spinning Babies Workshop – Optimal Fetal Positioning with Gail Tulley. March 2012
• Doula Workshop: Debriefing, support, networking. Dec 2011
• Tongue Tie/Breastfeeding Workshop with Lactation Consultant Mary Griffiths. March 2011
• Mentoring Workshop: listening skills & reflection. Feb 2011
• Twins & Multiples Workshop with Naomi Kemmeny (TAMBA teacher) Oct 2011
• Homebirth Study Day. June 2010
• Breastfeeding Study Day with Dr Jack Newman. May 2010
• Introduction to EFT Workshop (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Nov 2009
• Study Day with Dr Michel Odent – Birth Physiology and the doula’s role. March 2009
• Red Cross Save a Life – for newborn, child & adult including CPR & Choking. Oct 2008
• Birth Crisis Workshop (Sheila Kitzinger, Oxfordshire) Oct 2008
• Insights from midwives study day (Hypnobirthing/Waterbirth) Sept 2008
• Helios Homeopathy for Birth Introductory Course. March 2008
• Waterbirth Study Day with midwife Dianne Garland (Darrent Valley Hospital) March 2008
• Advanced Birth Workshop (Nurturing Birth) Nov 2007
• Rebozo Workshop with Stacia Smales-Hill (Chelsea & Westminster Hosptial) Dec 2007
• Advanced Breastfeeding Workshop (Nurturing Birth) Nov 2007
• ABM (association of breastfeeding mothers) Recognised Mother Supporter. Nov 2007
• Expectancy Antenatal Course. Oct 2007
• Birth & Postnatal Doula Course (Nurturing Birth) April 2007

My birth doula package is tailor-made to your needs – but generally includes:
• 2 birth preparation sessions: complete antenatal preparation
• use of my lending library – books, dvd’s, TENS machine, homeopathy for childbirth kit, essential oils
• unlimited email & telephone support from time of booking
• on call for you from 38 weeks
• attendance at your birth
• 1 or 2 postnatal visits including breastfeeding support

one2one Hypnobirthing Package: private hypnobirthing preparation for you and your partner held over two days in the privacy of your home. Complete antenatal preparation.

My postnatal package is tailor-made to your needs and can be flexible but generally includes:
• meeting to discuss your needs and draw up an anticipated schedule
• breastfeeding support
• help with general baby care
• help settling baby
• troubleshooting
• help with siblings and/or pets
• maintain smooth running of the household
• cooking
• listening

Please contact me for more info on prices and packages or a no-obligation chat.

CONTACT DETAILS
Mobile: 07957 636177
Email: bev@surreydoulas.co.uk