My name is Caroline and I am a recognised birth & postnatal doula, a sleep consultant, breastfeeding counsellor and a certified maternity nurse. I believe that there is no greater privilege than supporting families as they welcome a new life into the world and learn how to become parents.
I enjoy constantly learning about birth, breastfeeding, baby sleep and infant development and am a keen advocate of research-based practice.
I combine emotional and practical support with evidence based information for new parents and families.
As well as birth doula and postnatal doula/maternity nurse support I provide holistic sleep coaching and parent coaching sessions . I lead training for postnatal professionals with Gingham Kids Nanny Agency, work with BabyEm Childcare Training Agency to plan and assess their training courses, and provide support to trainees on the Holistic Sleep Coaching programme. I also work as a parenting 'expert' for the Mush parenting app. In my spare time, I volunteer in the area of breastfeeding support both locally and on a national helpline, and chair my local Maternity Voices Partnership.
Training and qualifications
- Recognised birth doula with Doula UK
- Recognised postnatal doula with Doula UK
- Doula preparation course with Developing Doulas
- Level 4 certified Maternity Nurse course with BabyEm
- Level 6 Holistic Sleep Coach
- Breastfeeding Counsellor with ABM
- Queer Birth Club training 2020
- Cultural Competency training 2021
- Waterbirth study day 2017
- Twins and more training 2018
- Loving the Multiple Mama training 2017
- Spinning Babies training 2017 & 2018
- Closing the Bones Massage training 2018
- Baby-Led Weaning Parent course 2018
- European Doula Conference 2017
- VBAC (Vaginal birth after caesarean) Supporter training 2017
- Bachelor and Masters degrees in Education
- Paediatric First aid qualification
- DBS police check
- Food Handling Level 2
- Public Liability insurance to £5 million
http://doulamamababa.blogspot.co.uk/ Blog about my experiences
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https://doula.org.uk/doula/caroline-zwierzchowska-dod/?cred_referrer_form_id=6667 My profile on Doula UK
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