"Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life."
Hi, I'm Yvonne!
Thank you for visiting my website.
I live in Woodford Green, East London. I'm a married mother of 3. My first child was born in a stand alone midwife led unit, second was at a hospital birth centre, and my third was a homebirth in 2020 during covid19 restrictions.
Prior to becoming a Doula I had worked as a healthcare practitioner within the NHS for over 10 years. So I'm fully aware of how the system works and how over medicalised things have become.
After experiencing my own childbirths as well as supporting friends and family (I am the oldest of 5 girls) through their personal childbirth and post partum journeys I realised that empowering women and their partners during this process ignited something within me.
I completed my training to become a Birth and Postnatal Doula with Kicki Hansard’s Birth Bliss Academy. I have supported a variety of births including natural physiological births, caesareans, and VBACS (vaginal birth after caesarean).
I am a recognised member of Doula UK, Abuela Doulas, and The Doula Association. I am also a fully trained Hypnobirthing teacher. I have an enhanced DBS and I am fully insured.
I still have working links with the NHS as I am the Chair for Waltham Forest Maternity Voices Partnership covering Whipps Cross Hospital. I strive to ensure that the voices of women and birthing people who access maternity services are heard. I am passionate about working to improve our local maternity services.
To provide support and share the joy as new parents are born is what fuels my soul as a Doula!
As a Doula I provide practical, emotional and informational support before, during and after the birth of your baby. I can help you navigate the maternity system, enabling you to make informed decisions when it comes to your choices.
My Birth package includes antenatal preparation, on call from 38 weeks, continuous support throughout your labour and birth, and a postnatal visit.
As your postnatal doula, my aim is to build your confidence in caring for yourself and your new family.
" My husband and I clicked with Yvonne, the moment we met her (on zoom). Yvonne has such a calm and non-judgemental aura, but she also had a great sense of humour, which was very much appreciated, as this made us feel so at ease with her. Yvonne has such a wealth of knowledge varying from medical procedures, an understanding of human behaviour (particularly in terms of how that can play out in the context of the NHS) to bringing in her previous pharmaceutical experience.
She brings so much to the role of being a doula. My husband and I always felt like Yvonne was there for both of us, from preparing us for how our relationship may change, to being there throughout my (very long!) labour.Yvonne is the perfect mixture of reflective thought and calm; however, she also has a wonderful protective quality that really transformed my birthing experience. I will forever be grateful to her for how she was so present, in the most respectful and caring way, during our birthing experience."
Get in touch with any questions you may have.
I work in the following regions:
Central and City of London
Essex and surrounding areas within M25
I look forward to hearing from you!