May 2024 University Update

This month brings an end to the Midwifery Interviews at the University of Northampton for the 2023/24 cohorts. 
I have also been in contact with Anglian Ruskin University with ongoing discussion on  how they can bring up to date their Service User Group in line with other universities in the UK.  I hope to be discussing this with the University of Worcester also as        ` part of the requirement of the NMC Guidelines

April 2024

28TH April – start of Maternal Mental Health Week
As we enter this week I will be posting lots of links for information and support groups on my
Lincolnshire Doula and Northants Doula FB Pages
Links below:

April is C – Birth Awareness Month – take a look at my fb page for details of the births I have supported in theatre

Baby Connie – born over 7 years ago. This was a planned C-section after a great deal of heartbreak.  Connie  was long awaited and is a funny and loving sister to Poppy

Baby Fletcher was an category 1 emergency c-birth –  born in May 2016, he is my 1st Grandson.  How is he now 8 years old??

Baby Bertie born by elective c section in  August 2019 – he’s my 2nd Grandson! He was a big baby and immediately snuggled onto his mummy’s chest for skin to skin

Baby B, a gentle c-birth after a long labour following a cancelled homebirth due to covid staff shortages.  Daddy S was unsure how he would be in theatre so before the birth we agreed doula Gabby would support mummy R

Baby W – born last July, a planned C-birth at Northampton General Hospital.  Up until 10pm the night before her birth I was planning to support in theatre then at the last minute B’s mummy’s best friend was free and able to join them for the birth.  Doula care doesn’t stop if the plans change.  I was on call to take the placenta home to put if the fridge and let lovely pet dog out!

The Wonderful Serenity Hub at Serenibaby, Moulton nr Spalding

I am so delighted to be involved with the planning and progression of this wonderful venue owned and managed by Sarah Drury.  Having taught my first NCT Antenatal Course here in December, 2023 I shall be holding bi-monthly NCT Antenatal Courses here throughout the year.
The venue be offering a bi-monthly space for the Lincolnshire Maternity Voices Partnership to hold a drop in for local parents to feed back on their birth experiences.  At these sessions the Lincoln NCT Nappy Library will be available to support and demonstrate cloth nappy use.  The local Sling Library will also be visiting along with the local NCT Breast Feeding Practitioner who can advise on all feeding methods, positions etc.

Many local birth and family practitioners and counsellors plan to use the venue to offer various pre-booked courses, workshops and one to one sessions.  When the Summer Timetable is available I will post full details both here on my blog page and my Facebook page

March 2024

I continue to be a Licensed NCT Doula and Antenatal Practitioner

Having maintained my LTP with the NCT I will be continuing to support women and their birth partners through pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period. NCT Doulas meet twice yearly for update days and as part of our ongoing CPD,  we also have a  brilliant WA group for support (not forgetting the amazing NCT Crisis Team). 

I am delighted to bring NCT Antenatal Courses to Spalding – We have currently run two separate courses and plan bi-monthly courses throughout the year.  We are now able to take bookings for 2024 and early  2025

Now booking Spring, Summer and Autumn  NCT Antenatal Courses

For NCT Antenatal Classes in the Spalding  area you can click the link below for information and to book

February  2024  The Serenity Hub, Moulton, Spalding

We are working on the  timetable for Spring and Summer 2024
Watch this space for so many wonderful groups, workshops, drop-ins and listening circles.

I plan to offer:


  • NCT Antenatal Courses
  • Mindfullness for All – not just parents and carers
  • Early Days Nurture and Listening Circle – 8 to 12 weeks
  • Early Days Nurture and Listening Circle – 12 weeks to 6 months
  • Let's Talk About -  Your Baby’s Sleep
  • Let's Talk About – Introducing Solids
  • Let's Talk About - A second baby, How do you feel?