However you've found your way here, welcome to birth roots
birth roots grew slowly, born out of my desire to offer support to women who felt they needed to complement their birth team with care that was consistent throughout.
Whether you are pre-baby, pregnant, a parent already or simply interested in all things birthy, then you're in the right place.
I completed my formal Doula training with Nurturing Birth in 2012, a Doula UK approved course. This added a name to something I've felt drawn to for a long time: simply being with and tending the needs of the birthing woman, while honouring, protecting and respecting her birth environment.
I offer time and open-hearted space as you journey through pregnancy and birth into Motherhood. This support extends to the Father, birth partner and wider family, knowing that by supporting them I am supporting the Mother.
Bring listened to without time constraints or pressure, while considering thoughts, feelings and preferences for birth, allows balanced information around maternal choices to be explored.
This then helps to prepare for the birth you want, defining your experience more positively.
How a woman feels during the birthing process matters greatly. Birth stays with us and influences our transition to becoming a Mother. As is the way with most things, if we nourish our roots they become strong, while being able to bend and sway with the changing winds.
My training in Anatomy and Physiology helps me to have detailed understanding and insight into how our bodies work physiologically. This prepared me well for my further training in Reflexology, Massage and Aromatherapy.
In 2015 I completed my training as a placenta specialist, one of two in Wales trained under IPEN and affiliated to Placenta Remedies Network. As part of this I hold certificates in Food Safety, HACCP and Infection Control.
I co-admin our local Positive Birth Group, where we meet monthly and also have an active, supportive and responsive facebook group.
Birth is a rite of passage, a time to tap into your intuitive birthing wisdom. I will work with you to help you achieve the birth that is right for you.
"If you don't know your options you don't have any"
A Good Birth, A Safe Birth (Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer)
I'm Lisa. Mother, Doula, placenta specialist and founder of
birth roots. I am committed to supporting women through their maternal year, through all choices. Birth shapes us, underpinning our step into parenthood .. let the journey be transformational, joyful and one where the woman recognises her power.