Maddie McMahon

(she/her)

Developing Doulas

Doula, educator, breastfeeding specialist, co-founder of Developing Doulas, book-lover, wild swimmer, author and blogger.

The area I cover

I live in North Cambridge and will travel within an hour of my home

Getting in touch

Please pop me an email in the first instance and then we can arrange to chat on the phone. If you are enquiring about doula support, please note I am moving to North Norfolk in July 2021 and currently only have space for a birth client in June in Cambridge. I am only providing infant feeding support postnatally. For Companionship sessions, please use the booking system https://developingdoulas.co.uk/book-call/

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More about me

My name is Maddie McMahon and I’m a birth and postnatal doula in Cambridge UK, soon to be moving to the North Norfolk coast. I’m recognised by Doula UK . I’m also a Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. I am a founder-trustee of two small breastfeeding support charities –  Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance and Maddie’s Miracle. I own Developing Doulas, and have been training new doulas since 2008. I have written two books, Why Doulas Matter and Why Mothering Matters, published by Pinter and Martin. I am on the editorial board of The Practising Midwife Journal. The Birth Hub is my blog and ‘library’ of birth and infant feeding resources. You can read more about me and the services I offer on my website.

Information for new and experienced DDs looking for Companionship sessions:

I am not working as a primary Companion/mentor but as a Specialist Companion I am available for one-off coaching sessions. I am happy to offer a listening ear, time to work out where you’re going next with your birth business. Or perhaps there’s a tricky infant feeding experience you feel the need to debrief. Perhaps you’re embarking on writing, or any new project, or want to pick my particular brains as a doula who has been around the block more than once! Whatever the reason, just ping me an email and we can arrange to chat. Companionship sessions will carry my standard charge (please ask me for details) but do please tell me if you are in financial hardship.

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