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 and their families who felt they needed to complement their birth team with care that was consistent throughout.
Whether you're considering pregnancy, pregnant, a parent already or simply interested in all things birthy, my hope is that the space I have created here will resonate with you.
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 instinctive 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, gently into Motherhood. This support extends to the Father, birth partner and wider family, knowing that by supporting them I am supporting you too.
Being listened to without time constraints or pressure, while considering thoughts, feelings and decisions for birth, allows balanced information around maternal choices to be explored.
This then helps you to prepare for the birth you'd like, better enabling a positive experience.
How a woman feels during her birthing journey matters greatly. Birth stays with us and shapes our transition to becoming a Mother. 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.
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 utilise these holistic modalities intuitively during my work with women, if they so wish.
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 and has allowed me to further connect with women's post partum recovery, the threads of placenta healing weaving back through history; deeply embedded in traditions and cultures around the world.
I admin my local Positive Birth Group, where we meet monthly and benefit from an active, supportive and responsive facebook group too.
Birth is a rite of passage, a transformational journey, a time to tap into your intuitive birthing wisdom. We all hold this deep within and now is the time to claim your power and birth the way you choose to.
"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.