Welcome

I have more than 30 years of experience in pregnancy, birth and supporting families in Bristol and the surrounding areas. I am a Birth and Postnatal Doula, Postnatal Breastfeeding Peer Supporter, and a qualified  Antenatal and Postnatal Educator, also known as Mamau Birth (pronounced Mam-eye) Welsh for Mother’s, inspired by my Welsh roots. I am Rastafari and, a proud Bristolian living in St.Pauls, where I have raised nine children, five girls and four boys, the youngest being identical twins. I have always felt a strong sense of responsibility to family and the role of being a mother.

I am passionate about human rights, advocacy, inclusivity and empowerment, an active ally and moved to communicate this energy into supporting birthing families. I bring dignity, respect, cultural sensitivity and competency with knowledge and practical expertise into all aspects of my work. My ultimate goal is to support and uplift parents to have positive, safe births and nurturing postpartum experiences.

 

Testimonials​

My pregnancy was a massive shock to me and really wasn’t planned. I felt in denial, undeserving and ungrateful for the blessing I would soon receive. I met with Jane in a hope to take some control and face the reality of what was going on inside of me. She was kind, gentle and mostly EXTREMELY knowledgeable on all things ‘pregnancy related.’ She listened, really listened and really cared. She made me feel so much calmer and in control of my situation. She drew from her own experiences of birthing and raising her own 9 children but also from all of the extensive work, training and research she has done. She gave me power, options and choices for my birth. I really couldn’t recommend anyone better. I will always be eternally grateful to Jane for the positive effect she has had on my pregnancy.

– Charlie

From the very beginning Jane has been supportive in my decisions to try and birth as naturally as possible. Jane has held a space for me to spend time working through how I was made to feel after a traumatic first birth ending in a c-section and gifted my confidence with making plans for a more positive experience. Jane has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she has been open to sharing with me, her down to earth approach has made me and my partner feel at ease from the start. After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes Jane spent the time making up a blend of herbs specific to my requirements and helped me make more sense of the situation, giving me clarity and confidence to make my own decisions on how to birth!! 

Every birthing woman deserves a Jane by their side!! 

– Bliss