I offer unconditional, non-judgemental support, self-help strategies and evidence-based information to parents-to-be and newborn families across Derbyshire and beyond.
The area I cover
Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire - Ideally up to one hour drive from Belper. Areas further afield will be considered and I can provide many of my services via Zoom to anywhere in the world.
Getting in touch
You can contact me via my website or email me directly (links below)
Alternatively, you are welcome to book a free 15-minute clarity call, via phone or Zoom, so you can tell me about your situation and find out more about how we might be able to work together. https://doulalucy.as.me/
More about me
The role of a doula is to provide support where support is needed. To be a friend, an advocate, a non-judgemental listener. To hold a safe space and enable self-exploration and personal growth. To be a calm companion or a staunch gatekeeper, as needed.
I live in Belper with my partner, two children, a dog and two cats and I’ve been working with parents in the transition to parenthood since 2006 when my first baby was born. Following a career in higher education (I taught anatomy and physiology at City University) I found myself on maternity leave. Inspired by my NCT antenatal course, I joined NCT as a volunteer and was soon running postnatal support groups, organising branch events, and working on my face painting skills. I quickly realised that I needed to do more to support other parents so, following the birth of my second child, I trained with ABM as a mother supporter and with UNICEF and the NHS as a Breastfeeding Buddy. By 2015 I was training with NCT to become an Antenatal Practitioner, and in 2017 I added Postnatal Practitioner to my qualifications.
I currently run antenatal and postnatal courses across the region for NCT, as well as working privately as an antenatal, birth and postnatal doula having trained with Developing Doulas. I am an accredited Rebozo practitioner and a 3-Step Rewind birth trauma release practitioner. I am also a Slingababy babywearing consultant.
I can work with you to design a bespoke package of support, drawing on multiple strands to give you a truly personalized doulaship which is completely adaptable to your changing needs and that of your family. No doula-client relationship is the same and I can’t wait to hear from you about what you need most to feel truly empowered and supported.