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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Lina Duncan

07908336784 | lina@globaldoula.com | https://www.globaldoula.com/

Bio

“Lina has been supporting birthing people since 1998. She’s a Birth & Postnatal doula and a childbirth educator. Her passion is to connect culture and childbirth, advocate for equitable births and support people to begin parenting, thriving. Lina speaks English, Hindi and Cantonese

London E3 | London

Nic Shepherd

07714311286 | nicky@westsussexhypnobirthing.co.uk | https://westsussexhypnobirthing.co.uk

Bio

I live in Selsey, by the sea, with my husband and my two children. My first daughter’s birth was traumatic and I felt as though I was not in control, with no knowledge or understanding of the process I was going through. I decided after the birth of my second daughter that I wanted to be involved in the birth world, to help other people giving birth to know their rights and to feel supported and powerful. When not supporting parents I can be found either taking photos or sipping a nice glass of prosecco (or sometimes both).

Chichester, West Sussex | West Sussex/East Hampshire/SW Surrey borders (Chichester +15 mile radius)

Amanda Maryam Smith

07425 141165 | info@maternityengagement.co.uk | https://maternityengagement.co.uk

Bio

Hi I am a Birth and Postnatal doula and Birth Educator, founder of Maternity Engagement Action which is a perinatal engagement organisation working with Black and Brown women. I am a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Emotional Emancipation Circle facilitator and a qualified Achievement Specialist coach. I am also an outreach consultant with Best Beginnings promoting the Baby Buddy app and the Parent Leaders and Parent Champions programmes. I have many years’ experience in community engagement, involvement and consultation.

Birmingham | West Midlands

Thando Zwane

07951511233 | info@paramanabirthkeeper.co.uk | https://paramanabirthkeeper.co.uk

Bio

I believe that birth is a sacred and powerful rite of passage that can be positive and empowering. Having a doula ensures that you have continuity of care, access to accurate information and an experienced guide along this journey who can hold and protect the space for you. I listen with an open heart helping you to identify your preferences and support your decisions. If you have a partner, I work with him/her to approach the birth with confidence. The feedback that I most receive from clients is that I bring a sense of calm. And we laugh a lot! I am a co-founder of Birthing in Colour.

Streatham | Working throughout London

Laura Rice

07486163398 08496163398 | hello@lauraricedoula.com | https://lauraricedoula.com

Bio

I live in the Southside of Glasgow with my son Sam and husband Steven. I am a yoga teacher and studio owner. I was brought up on a small holding so I’m an animal lover and I have a bulldog named Mogwai. I studied French and Spanish at university and lived and worked abroad before settling back in Scotland. I love cooking, swimming and yoga. Making my passion for yoga into a career has been a really rewarding experience and I chose to broaden this to include postnatal care. I passionately believe that the concept of a struggling mother doing everything on her own should be challenged. Modern day living is a solitary experience except motherhood was never set up to be that way. As the saying goes it takes a village and rightly so.

Glasgow |

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