Chilled Mama is all about feeling calm, confident and in control. The women I work with are used to being in control, at work and in their home life. They do their research, know their options, and make their own minds up.
Here you'll both find the space and time to get your questions answered and explore your options. Not just 'this is what happens', but why, what does the research say, are there any other options?
Maybe you will go with the recommendations, but you'd like to make that decision from an informed place, especially if you didn't have a good experience the first time around. Or may be you want something off the standard path, whether that's a water birth after caesarean, or a home birth with twins, or ...
A bit like a life coach, but for birth and babies, I have individual and group services. I can give you the science and understanding, but also the emotional and moral support from an experienced and down-to-earth mother/big sister who respects your approach, and doesn't judge or interfere.
You can start today! Sign up for my three free tools to help you feel more calm, confident and in control in pregnancy and birth.
For a Chilled Bump and Birth
These are my two key programmes. One will help you be calm (and prepare your body and mind for birth), the other will help you feel confident. Together they will result in you feeling in control, whatever happens.
If you want help working out your options,
if you'd like to know what the evidence/research says,
if you want a birth option that isn't being offered, or is 'outside of guidelines'
if you're looking back over the past birth wondering what happened and what you can do differently, or want support to make a complaint or move on,
if you want help with your birth plan,
if you want skills to help you keep calm and cope with labour and birth,
if your partner would like to feel more confident supporting you ....
I offer 1-1 sessions by video call or phone. I specialise in supporting people who want more knowledge and confidence to help them explore all their options, who perhaps are wanting an option that is not being offered, or would like to know if there are more options than are being presented. Also they want to have tools to negotiate their care, to know who to talk to, and useful phrases to use.
First appointment is £67 (discounted if on low income). This includes follow up email with more information and relevant links, and ongoing support by email. Further sessions are £49. Appointments available day times, evenings, and weekends. It can be with you, your partner, or both of you. Drop me an email, or call, to arrange.
"Thanks to our discussions I felt more able to advocate for myself and write a birth plan that was really upfront about my last experience and ensure that the MWs took me seriously about what I wanted this time." Fay
"Thank you for all your support during my pregnancy, especially for all of your fantastic advice just hours before D's birth. What would I have done without you." Daisy
"I found our sessions invaluable. I appreciated the thorough information, and the references and links to research. It was very reassuring, and helped us to make our own decisions." Tony
Just drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you will find other services and freebies, to help you prepare to meet your baby, on your terms, putting yourself in the best position for all to go well, prepared for curve balls. I help pregnant peeps & couples find their own path, so here you'll find information to support that, whether that's a vbac, a home birth, or a vbac at home!
It is your baby's birth not mine. Here is the information, I'm here to support you in whatever is right for you.
HBAC Home birth after caesarean
FREE online course
Planning a home birth after a previous caesarean is a sensible decision as it maximises chance of vbac. Find out the research behind the guidelines.
Online courses, local group and info
Home birth rocks! Birth unfolds differently at home. Home birth is safe even for some higher risk women. It is one of your options so worth checking it out. Plus there are benefits to planning a home birth even if you intend to give birth in hospital. More info.
Last weeks of pregnancy plan
The last few weeks of pregnancy are called the 'place of in between'. Waiting. Preparing. Tiring. My guide will give you great tips, and help you draw up a plan of what to do.
Birth after trauma/caesarean
Dealing with previous births, and planning for the next, including vbac. This is my speciality. I can give you free info and support by email, as a one off, or book a 1-1 session with me. See below.
1-1 Video Call
£65 (Reduction for low income.)
Want to talk over your options with me? Let's chat! This could be just what you need to feel more confident, calm, and in control. Approximately 45 mins. Follow up support via email. Email me to arrange.
I work with women all over the country, and across the world through my online courses and services.
I live in Toddington, Bedfordshire & deliver workshops and courses in Luton, Dunstable, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard & areas in between.