I am a Mother, daughter, sister, auntie, friend and a strong advocate of community and have an Overstanding of how it takes….A village to build a child.
I have lived a vegetarian way of life for 37 years, also brought up my children as vegetarians and, in recent years, a more plant-based way of living. I love cooking and enjoy using herbs, herbal teas and recipes that nourish and care for my own family and friends, as well as the families I support. I use holistic remedies, traditional and cultural practices in my birth work and give full cultural acknowledgement and appreciation to the cultures they originate from.
I enjoy a variety of music genres, especially hip hop and reggae and can often be found dancing to loud music in the kitchen whilst preparing food. Another passion is gardening, I am very fortunate to have an urban garden where I have a small vegetable patch…..the garden is my happy place!
I advocate for all birthing people to understand their rights and options. I aim to hold, nurture and love the families I work with however they look and for them to have a calm, loving and smooth transition into parenthood. I aim to bridge the gap of disparity in birth culture today, with a culturally safe practice particularly for black, brown and overlooked marginalised birthing people.
I felt birth work was my vocation for many years so, when I reached the wise age of 50 and, my children were older, I decided it was now my time to follow my heart. Gradually one step at a time, my journey into birth work began. I became a Postnatal Breastfeeding Peer Supporter for Barnardo’s and, I completed a Foundation Degree in Birth and Beyond at Worcester University. I trained with Mars Lord of Abuela Doulas the first Black-owned, UK doula course, where you can find me on the Abuela Doula Directory.