Doula Surrey, Beverley Hinton
Having volunteered with the NCT for several years I decided, in 2012, to progress my involvement and train as a doula. I became a recognised doula in 2014, and have since supported families through a variety of different experiences, including hospital birth, homebirth, unplanned homebirth, elective caesarean birth, emergency caesarean birth, premature birth, water birth, VBAC and induction.
In 2017 I trained as a postnatal doula, becoming recognised in 2019 and going on to support families through the excitement and tears that a new addition to the family can bring.
I have also trained as a Mindful Mamma hypnobirthing instructor, Holistic infant sleep coach and Brazelton newborn baby observation practitioner, and am currently training as an NCT 1:1 breastfeeding counsellor. I am therefore able to offer a comprehensive service to the families I work with, giving evidence based support on the most commonly worried about topics!
Choosing to have a doula
Choosing to have a doula, means choosing to have someone with experience, knowledge and training by your side throughout your pregnancy, birth and baby’s early days, to navigate through the ups and downs, twists and turns and highs and lows with you. To share the laughter and joy as well as the tears.
I believe that if you have an abundance of support, love and care, you will better be able to engage with your body and mind’s ability to labour, birth and care for your new baby. Finding the courage and strength to make decisions that might become necessary along the way to best suit the needs of you and your baby.
This belief lead to the naming of my services as ‘Philia Birth’. Philia, translated from Greek means ‘friendship’ or’ affection’.
The doula services I offer aim to provide the additional support and care you need to make your birth and postnatal experience the most empowering, positive one possible.
I will walk with you on your journey towards meeting your baby, and nurture and support you during those precious months as you make the transition into parenthood, getting to know your new baby and yourself as parents.
I will help you to navigate your way through all the information and choices that you are faced with, providing evidence based resources, and be there for any unexpected ‘detours’ along the way.