Raising With Instinct
I believe passionately that every woman and birthing person should feel empowered to birth exactly as they would like to, and to be held through the postpartum they deserve.
The area I cover
South West London & Surrey – more than happy to travel up to 45 minutes drive from Kingston-upon-Thames
Getting in touch
If you would like to chat about how we could work together, with absolutely no pressure, please get in touch whichever way feels best for you - all my contact details are below.
More about me
Hello! I’m Charlotte, and I am a mentored birth and postnatal doula. I live in Kingston upon Thames with my husband and two-year-old daughter, who was born at the very start of the pandemic through my belly. My tricky (though positive) pregnancy, abdominal birth and tough postpartum has had such a monumental impact on who I am, and I have very much felt drawn to support other women and parents on their incredible journey to bringing a new human into the world.
I believe passionately that every woman and birthing person should feel empowered to birth exactly as they would like to. The supportive, calming and reassuring presence of a doula walking alongside you whilst you navigate the system in which you will birth your baby can make all the difference in allowing yourself to find your voice and your power. It is not within my remit to influence how you labour, where you give birth or how you approach your postpartum. As your doula, it only matters to me that your choices are yours, and that they are made upon a foundation of solid, evidence-based information and without fear or unwanted external influence. I care deeply that the birthing person feels they are at the very centre of everything, that they feel loved and that they believe in their body to birth their baby.
Crucially, I respect your right to personal choice, regardless of my opinions or beliefs. My support is holistic and client-led – the support I provide is tailored to you, as I am very aware that everyone has different emotional, physical and logistical needs.
In a nutshell, I offer the opportunity to explore what your perfect birth would be, and walk beside you whilst you achieve it. I am on hand to stand in your corner during antenatal appointments, and be in your pocket any time you have doubts, fears or questions. It is a privilege to support you in your birth space, and during the precious first hours of your baby’s life. I also believe strongly in planning for your postpartum, and can help you consider what this period of time will look like for you. And when the time comes, I can offer mother-centred, practical and emotional support.
I offer a range of services including:
- Antenatal coaching
- Postpartum planning
- Birth doula
- Postnatal doula
- Babywearing support
- Breastfeeding support
I am always really happy to have a relaxed, no obligations chat over the phone or on Zoom if you would like to find out more about me, my approach and the services I offer. Please do get in touch, whichever way feels best for you, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I am able to.