About me

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 hold a doctorate in early childhood education.

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 and MANNTA, I 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 and Anya parenting apps. In my spare time, I volunteer in the area of breastfeeding support both locally and on a national helpline. My "day job" is leading my local Maternity & Neonatal Voices Partnership as well as working in an advisory capacity for NHS England.

Training and qualifications

  • PhD in early childhood education
  • 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
  • Saving Babies Lives training 2024
  • Brazleton Newborn Observation training 2023
  • 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


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