Sarah Drawwater

(she/her)

The Nostalgic Doula

Birth Doula • Hypnobirthing Facilitator • Birth Photographer •
Supporting families in and around Cambridgeshire.
I am also a tea loving, chocolate eating, introvert Mum of two. ☕️ 🍫

The area I cover

Based central in Cambridgeshire I am able to travel to the whole county and beyond.

Getting in touch

Please do have a look around my website and my listing below to get a feel for me and how I work.

www.TheNostalgicDoula.co.uk

I would be very happy to then have a little phone/video chat to get to know eachother a little more before taking this any further…

Video bio

More about me

Thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. I live in the central Cambridgeshire town of Ramsey, enabling me to offer care to most of the County and often branching into Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire and Norfolk too. I am a Developing Doulas graduate, a Birth & Postnatal Doula and a trained Breastfeeding Supporter and a Hypnobirthing Facilitator.

I have always been passionate about pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, right from when I was an early teen I had a fascination with birth and it’s incredible power. Since having my family and feeling the intensity of parenthood myself I have found a love for supporting women & birthing people and their families while they find their way in their own family story. After I began my family and birth photography business in 2016, connecting with families in this way inspired me to continue on to be able to support them even further in the awesomely varied role of a Doula. So, in what can be an intense time in our lives, with such a steep learning curve as we not only learn about our babies but also so much about ourselves and our partners too: I love to be your sounding board, your go-to cushion for a yell or a cuddle. Your window and filter onto a world of research and knowledge that lurks everywhere around us from the moment we step foot on our parenting story board. I go on with the aim to offer you and your family practical and emotional support whilst signposting you to evidence based information to support and empower you in reaching your goals. I support the individual needs of each family I work with and recognise that Pregnancy, birth and the years beyond are different for each and every family.

Doula support without the cherry
When good antenatal education, information and support is the cake and in person birth support is the cherry.
As well as my all encompassing doula package I offer ‘doula support without the cherry’ for families wanting more than an antenatal/Hypnobirthing teacher but less than a full birth doula.
Ask me about my ‘doula without the cherry’ deal for more info.

A little more about my story…

My journey to becoming a Doula has been a true evolution that has taken me through so many experiences, at the time I didn’t truly know where this was leading me to, but now I am here as a birth and postnatal Doula I feel that I am in the most positive of places to support the families I have the privilege of working with. In my search for my true calling, after having my boys, I began my photography business. I’m not what you may expect from a family photographer though. I shoot what it feels like, not what it looks like. I don’t photograph forced memories of coat-hanger-smiles in fancy clothes, my photos help families to remember the tiny moments, their story. For several years now my pathway has naturally led me into family, new baby and birth photography and a new world where I have found my tribe… Where ever you are on your journey, or wherever your story takes you I will aim to be with you, supporting you to find your own tribe, something that can be hard to do in the world we live in today. I would welcome a chat with anyone out there about how we can work together to best support you and your family. Please do hop over to my website if you’d like more information on me and what I do. Sarah

The Nostalgic Doula

x   www.TheNostalgicDoula.co.uk   Courses & workshops I have attended:

  • Bring Relief with your Debrief – May 2019
  • Developing Doulas – Sept 2019
  • Consent in birth Workshop – Feb 2020
  • Biomechanics for Birth – March 2020
  • Hypnosis for Birthworkers – March 2020
  • The Little Birth Company Instructor Training – April 2020
  • Waterbirth Workshop, with Midwife Expert – Sept 2020
  • Mother Blessing Ceremonies, Emma Ashworth – Nov 2020
  • Three Step Rewind, Birth Awareness – Nov 2020
  • BeyondBea – Babyloss awareness training
  • Mindful Breastfeeding Supporter – Apr 2021
  • BASIS Safe Infant Sleep – Jun 2021
  • Laid Back Breastfeeding – March 2022
  • Freebirth & Emergency Childbirth Course – Aug 2022
  • Moving for an Easier Birth – Aug 2022
  • My Vag, my right – Emma Ashworth – Oct 23
  • LGBTQ+ Competency in Birth & Beyond – Dec 23

 

DD Companionship

I am thrilled to add that I am also a DD Companion. Please do get in touch if you would like to organise a chat to get to know each other a little and ponder if I may be just the right companion for you and your own Doula journey.

I’m very happy to work with Doulas as a primary companion or one off for both Birth & Postnatal.
I have a particular interest in antenatal education, biomechanics for birth and diversifying your Doula business into online courses and other products.
I am trained in BF peer support/Mindful Breastfeeding, Three Step Rewind, Biomechanics for birth, and Hypnobirthing. I also have my own Birth Prep & Hypnobirthing course.

Sarah

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