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A little something about me and my family...

I live in Sammamish with my two teenage daughters, Lucy and Katie, husband Roger, dogs Oscar and Winnie and mischievous cat Poppy.  We moved from England in 2003 when my younger daughter Katie was 3 months old. We absolutely love it here in the Pacific Northwest and as a family we like to play board games, ski, hike and generally have a good time making the most of the outdoors.  

How it all began...

I am passionate about helping Seattle area couples prepare for the birth of their own families as a childbirth mentor and reflexologist. Having discovered the power of reflexology as a preparation for my second pregnancy, I trained as a reflexologist in Seattle and opened my own practice in 2008. My interest in maternity reflexology led me to doula care, and the vision of bringing together these skills. Taking my doula training in 2011 stirred up a whole new passion for birth and a different perspective from my personal birth experiences.

I wanted more...

After my first few births I felt a desire for skills to better guide women to give birth mindfully. There seemed to be too much reliance on external monitoring of the labor and medical input, disconnecting from a woman’s natural ability to be connected and all-knowing during her birth experience.  I had previously started reading Pam England's book Birthing from Within® and suddenly it all made sense. I knew that I needed to train as a Birthing from Within® Mentor and Doula to be better prepared to be able to support parents through their own personal birth experience enabling them to meet and deal with any challenges they may face on their path to parenthood, and to deeply enjoy the experience.

More about me...

I have discovered through my Birthing From Within journey, a new way of living; mindfully, with acceptance and understanding of others and finding an inner peace and confidence that I have been seeking for years. Outside of the birth world, I love to walk my dogs every day, do hot yoga, ski, read thrillers and have recently learnt to crochet.