Your Abuela

Your Abuela

Choosing a doula is a very personal thing. Your birthkeeper will walk alongside you as you welcome new life into your home. They bring the wisdom of the Abuelas with them. Here are some wonderful Abuela Doulas to choose from:

Leona Gibbons

Their Services

Bio

I’m Leona, mother of two based in South West London. I’ve recently completed my Birth preparation course with Abuela Doulas and provide Breastfeeding, Birth and Postnatal support for pregnant women, men and their families. I enjoy nature and travelling and take pride in my vegan lifestyle of 7 years.
I would describe my self as spiritual and follow a holistic approach with anything I do, taking into account the mental and emotional care as well as physical.

Contact Details

07960910617

Area Covered

SE and SW London

Jane Holder

Their Services

Bio

Hello, my name is Jane and I live in Bristol. Mother of nine, the youngest of who are identical twins.
A passionate advocate of birth choices and supporting pregnant women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. I am a Birth Doula, Antenatal and Postnatal Practitioner.

Contact Details

07971636855

Area Covered

Bristol and surrounding area

Kim Roberts (They/Them)

Bio

I am a full spectrum queer doula. I have worked within the childcare industry for 20 years. I am one of 9 children and I have 19 nieces and nephews. I was called to doula life after helping my youngest sibling through postnatal depression. I trained initially with Younique Postnatal and then with Abuela Doula for a more culturally competent approach. I have also attended a workshop with Trystan Reese on how to work with transgender and non-binary parents.

Contact Details

07397869910

Area Covered

West London but willing to travel further.

Carron Adams

Their Services

Bio

I’m a music loving urban gardener, yoga enthusiast, and where there’s music you’ll find me on the dance floor. I entered the world of birth and babies in 2019 as a volunteer supporting vulnerable pregnant women including refugees and those with limited or no family support.
As a previous headteacher I have loving memories of working alongside families with children aged 4 – 18 including those with Special Needs. Since becoming part of the birthing world, very few of those memories compare with the joys of supporting birth and transition. Through my previous career, I’ve learnt to be flexible and adaptable especially when having to deal with sometimes unpredictable situations.I’ve completed the Abuela Birth Preparation and Postnatal Sankofa training and I’m open to providing antenatal, birth and postnatal support. I’m here to walk beside you, hold your hand (if you want me to), and to have your back when you’re at your most vulnerable, but most of all I want to be the doula suited to your needs.

Contact Details

07595836921

Area Covered

good transport links to the A12 and A13 making it easy to access areas within a 5 – 10 mile, radius of North London by car or public transport.

Vanisha Virgo

Bio

Doula, Breastfeeding peer helper and Baby wearing peer supporter. Having worked in childcare for over 25 years and looking after various children in the family and professionally I have always felt that I hadn’t quite found the exact fit for me. I love supporting parents of new babies on their parenting journey and supporting them and have always felt supporting them from the beginning of their journey

Contact Details

07543199289

Area Covered

North London and surrounding areas, For virtual support I cover all areas

Kalefa Cullum

Their Services

Bio

Birth and Postnatal Doula. I view myself as a lighthouse, I’m here to support you on your journey, you’re in control you are sailing this ship. I’m here to support observe making sure that you are not alone and blind anybody who tries to make you sink.

Contact Details

07368980887

Area Covered

West Midlands, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

Dione Goldson

Their Services

Bio

I’m passionate about birth and pregnancy education, I take great pride in tailoring the support to the families I work with. I gravitate towards full spectrum, continual support (even when I was an NHS Midwife), taking great satisfaction from “walking” the path with individual families, witnessing them grow, develop and be empowered.
I’m confident and calm in various birth settings and truly dedicated to infant feeding support.
Due to recent events I have had to make adjustments in my care to ensure we all stay safe; but families are still supported and reassured. This is why I am providing online support in comprehensive packages to suit varying lifestyles and budgets.

Contact Details

07597 302493

Area Covered

Liverpool and London

Jolande Spear

Bio

Hello and a big warm welcome! My name’s Jolande and I’m a birth and postnatal Doula based in Birmingham.
I’m a Holistic Massage Therapist and Reflexologist who became obsessed with all things pregnancy and birth through my own lived experiences with my two children.
I enjoy a lot of music, in particular Jazz, Reggae, Folk, Alternative, Indie & Kirtan. I’m also partial to a nice orchestral cello piece! I love to cook, so be warned, you WILL end up with delicious meals and decadent bakes on a regular basis. I also appreciate a good theatrical production.
I completed my Doula training under the instruction of Abuela Doula’s Mars Lord in June 2020. And I provide support to pregnant people, birthing individuals, new parents and their partners/families across the West & East Midlands. (International clients are welcome. Please contact me directly to discuss your needs).
I’m passionate about supporting people through fertility, pregnancy, birth and beyond. And I truly believe that everyone deserves to have a positive birth experience and a nurturing postnatal period no matter what that may look like for you.
My main area of interest is surrounding postnatal care. Often overlooked but not to be undervalued, the postnatal period is a time for rest, recovery, bonding & nurturing.
I often describe myself as a home away from home. So come on in, put your feet up and let’s enjoy a cuppa whilst we discuss your wants, needs and desires.

Contact Details

07581397127

Area Covered

West & East Midlands

Pinar K.Aksu

Their Services

Bio

I am a birth and postnatal doula based in SE London, Lewisham. I was born and raised in Izmir, Turkey, and since 2010, I’ve been living in London, which is now my second home.
It was through the birth of my son, that I first experienced the transformative power of birth. I was fortunate to have a doula to support me, and I experienced the incredible support doulas offer not only during labour but also during the whole pregnancy and the fourth trimester, when one feels most vulnerable.
Working with pregnant people and families is my greatest passion. I qualified as a pregnancy yoga teacher soon after becoming a mum myself, and also completed courses on Well woman yoga therapy. My offerings include breathing/meditation/ yoga programs for pregnant people as well as hormone/fertility-friendly yoga and womb healing practices for mums-to-be to help prepare for pregnancy and conscious conception. I also facilitate circles for new mums to help them find their tribes and get the sisterly support they need while raising their babies.
Inclusivity is at the heart of my offerings to you. Having spent nearly 20 years in higher education as a teacher and supporting students from different walks of life and backgrounds, including refugees, immigrants and LGBTQ community, I offer a down to earth, non-judgemental space to hear you and support your choices to have an empowered birthing experience.

Contact Details

07768219673

Area Covered

Lewisham, Blackheath, Deptford, Greenwich, Hither Green, Grove Park, Bromley

Natelie Henriques

Bio

My name is Natelie Henriques I am a full spectrum doula who supports all and recognises the differences we all have so can adapt to whomever I work with. My work for sure is a calling as I have worked with pregnant and people for the past twelve years and have worked as a birth and postnatal doula for the past eight years. I have had the experience of working with a diverse mix of parents to be. My support always aims for birthing people and birth partners to feel emotionally and physically supported so that they are able to make informed choices on where they wish to give birth and have their baby as well as in helping them to make informed choices and decisions about their care and their own unique journey. I personally have no agenda in how a person chooses to give birth I am solely there to walk alongside you respecting your choices offering you evidence-based information. I am honored and privileged to have been invited into so many families as trusted support, and I have and do love watching parents blossom and find their power and confidence which I might add we already have. I am based now in South East London and North Kent.

Contact Details

07983967737

Area Covered

South East London and North Kent

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