Your Abuela Doula Directory

Your Doula Directory

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:

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Rosie Carter Suso

07543280171 | rosiecartersuso@gmail.com | http://rosiecartersuso.com

Bio

I am a nature-inspired birthkeeper/traditional birth attendant supporting families to have loving and empowered pregnancy, birth and early bonding experiences. Since starting to support families in 2018, I’m very thankful to have worked and learnt with some incredible birthing families, midwives, educators and activists as well as enjoying a rich network of wise birthworkers who I collaborate and share support with. How we birth and care for one another has far reaching consequences for us all. My aim when working with families is to provide a safe space and support for you to connect to your innate intuition to birth and parent. Everyone’s needs are different. My practice is rooted in body sovereignty, anti-racism and decolonising birth. Blessings for your journey.

Bedfordshire | Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes, North Herts and parts of North London

Arlene Dunkley-Wood (she/her)

07976903003 | info@arlenedunkley-wood.co.uk | https://www.doulaessence.com

Bio

Arlene is a birth doula and activist for the empowerment of birth justice for women and in particular women of colour.  She has been a birth worker for almost 3 decades and has guided and supported women not only as doula, but in their preparation for birth through, yoga and antenatal workshops that she offers to couples.  She believes that knowledge is power, but also that the body holds the wisdom and that given the right support and trust that the woman will be able to tap into that internal wisdom to birth powerfully.  She creates the safe space needed.  Arlene is a advocate of breastfeeding and she will help you get off to a good start with breastfeeding. She has currently participated in many zoom discussions through this covid19 pandemic with her local MVP and East London Maternity Services.  Arlene also teaches Yoga Workshops for Retreats and runs regular Yoga Nidra sessions.

East London | Most of Central & North East London and Queens Romford and Barking and Newham, also Lewisham and some of South East London.

Tricia King (she/her)

07742082575 | triciaking22@gmail.com | https://www.triciaking.co.uk

Bio

I offer birth and postnatal doula support in and around Hertfordshire, including in London. I’ve been a breastfeeding counsellor since 2013 and breastfeeding support is interwoven throughout my postnatal visits. I’m also a baby massage instructor, babywearing peer supporter and holistic sleep coach, and can offer these skills to my clients as well. I especially love to cook for clients and am happy to suggest dishes or use your recipes to create your favourite foods. When I’m not at work, you will probably find me at home, with my husband, three sons, and three dogs!

Hertfordshire | Herts, Beds, Bucks and North London and virtual support.

Tekie Quaye

07930753768 | tekiequaye@gmail.com | https://borntogether.co.uk/

Bio

I’m a mum of one, originally from Melbourne but living in London these last six years. Becoming a mother, moving through the journey of pregnancy and birth changed and redirected my life. It has pushed me to become a birth keeper and to focus on advocacy within the birthing landscape. Working to equip birthing people with the knowledge they need to situate them in an optimum space for an empowering birth experience. Together we can navigate concerns, options and rights that may influence your birth. Placing knowledge of your body, hand in hand, with a robust understanding of your birthing landscape. I have always been passionate about rights, advocacy and empowerment and am excited to channel this energy into supporting birthing persons!

SE London | South East London, South West London and Borough of Bromley and surrounds

Sara Bakr (she/her, they/them)

Please email in the first instance | sara.bakr@aol.co.uk | https://www.ancestralbirth.com/

Bio

Hey you! My name is Sara Bakr and I am a full spectrum birth worker (Doula).
I support families in London during pregnancy, birth and postpartum to help them feel empowered and heard during this wonderful transition into parenthood. I felt a calling to do this work so here I am!

North London | North, East and parts of South East London (max 90 min travel from N18)

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