Welcome here, Birth Roots .. a space to connect, share, be informed, nourished and to consider and plan well for your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey
birth roots unfurled slowly, born out of my desire to offer support to women, birthing people and their families who felt they needed to complement their birth team with continuity of care. Imagine the same, trusted person journeying with you through pregnancy, at birth and into the tender post-partum period .. this is possible, you're in the right place
Whether you're considering pregnancy, pregnant, a parent already or simply interested in all things birth, my hope is that the space I have created here will hold resonance, interest and a desire for you to explore further the power held in reclaiming our processes
I completed my formal Doula training with Nurturing Birth in 2012, a Doula UK approved course. This added a name to something that has felt innate to me for some time: simply being with and gently responding to the needs of the birthing person, while honouring, protecting and respecting their birthing environment
I offer my time and open-hearted space as you journey through pregnancy and birth, confidently into Parenthood. This support extends to the Father, birth partner, siblings and wider family, knowing that by supporting them I am supporting you too
Being listened to without time constraints, judgements or pressure, while considering your thoughts, feelings and decisions for birth, better invites balanced information to fully land around the choices you have. This then helps you to best prepare for the birth you'd like, with sharp focus on a positive experience
How a person feels during their birthing journey matters greatly. Birth stays with us and shapes our transition to becoming a Mother/Parent. As is the way with many things, if we nourish our roots they become strong, while being able to bend and sway with the changing winds and paths before us. Birth shows us how the juxtaposition of not feeling a loss of control while surrendering to the process of birth can co-exist beautifully
My training in Anatomy and Physiology enables me to have detailed understanding and insight into how our bodies work physiologically and prepared me well for my further learning in Reflexology, Massage and Aromatherapy. I may use these holistic modalities intuitively during my work, if this is invited in
In 2015 I completed my training as a Placenta Remedy Specialist under IPEN, Europe's leading placenta remedies training programme and am also affiliated to Placenta Remedies Network, UK based International network of specialists. I hold certificates in Food Safety, HACCP and Infection Control and have been awarded a 5* hygiene rating by my Local Authority.
This work holds great reverence, honour and importance for me and has allowed me to further connect with the journey of post partum recovery, the threads of placenta healing weaving back through history; deeply embedded in traditions and cultures around the world
In 2019 I added to my skill set by undertaking KG Hypnobirthing training, which companions my Doula work wonderfully and also serves as a stand alone antenatal programme too. Clients benefit from my layered knowledge of the labour and birthing journey, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of antenatal preparation. KG is a complete course, enabling sound and comprehensive learning that an in-depth course provides
I admin my local Birth Circle group, formed in 2015, where we meet monthly (currently paused) and benefit from an active, supportive and responsive facebook group too
Birth is a threshold, a deeply transformational journey, a time to tap into your birthing wisdom that is held in your bones and waiting to be welcomed
"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, hypnobirthing practitioner and founder of
birth roots. I am committed to supporting those moving through their maternal year, through all the choices they make. Birth shapes us, underpinning our step into parenthood .. let the journey be transformational, joyful and one where you stand firmly in your power.