Lauren Hotchkin-Jones

(She/Her)

The Stamford Doula

A mentored birth and postnatal doula, antenatal educator and birth rights activist, passionate about providing personalised, compassionate and holistic care to families in Stamford and South Lincs.

The area I cover

Stamford and surrounding areas (up to 45 minutes from Stamford town centre)

Getting in touch

If you'd like to find out more about how I can support you through pregnancy, birth and beyond, you can contact me on 07908402652 or [email protected]

You can also find out more about my services and how I work on my website: www.stamforddoula.co.uk

More about me

My name is Lauren (she/her), also known as The Stamford Doula. I am a Mentored Doula, offering birth and postnatal support in Stamford, Bourne, Peterborough, The Deepings, Grantham, Rutland, Sleaford, and beyond.

I have always been interested in the journey we take through pregnancy, birth and parenthood, but it was my own experience of becoming a mum in 2020 that put me on the path towards becoming a birthworker. Navigating pregnancy, birth and early postpartum during a pandemic made me realise just how important a strong support network is to new parents and their families. 

Whether you’re welcoming your first baby or your fifth, pregnancy, childbirth and the fourth trimester is a transformative time – usually joyful, often sprinkled with challenges, but always full of choices. I passionately believe that whatever your experience looks like and whatever choices you make, you deserve to know your rights, understand all the options, and have access to unconditional loving care and support on this journey.

Outside of my work as a doula, I’m wife to a very patient and supportive man, mum to a vivacious little girl, and wrangler of two sassy cats. I’m an outspoken advocate for informed consent and human rights in the birth room (and everywhere else, for that matter), an active member of the Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke Maternity Voices Partnership, and a voracious reader of everything from murder mysteries to feminist manifestos. I’m also an enthusiastic consumer of baked goods, a wannabe gardener, and an aspiring writer. I’m originally from the South East, but moved to South Lincolnshire in 2014 and now can’t imagine living anywhere else.

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