I love babies and I love mothers. A Mother’s Mind is mighty and at times a Mother's Mind is fragile as the process of pregnancy, birth and motherhood can be overwhelming.
Holding a baby in her womb, birthing that baby and becoming a mother is an amazing job and I aim to ensure mum, baby and family enjoy this sacred time.
Let me tell you a little about what I do. I provide support to mothers who are expecting or who have just had their baby. My role is to be on hand for mum, emotionally, mentally and physically during pregnancy, birth and motherhood. I am also on hand to assist fathers and family members with information, education and guidance which in turn helps mum and baby.
I trained with Abuela Doulas and I am a trainee Birth Educator with Red Tent Doulas.
What is a doula?
If you are on this page you may already know what a doula is but for those who are not quite sure, let me give you a quick overview. A doula is a person who gives support to mum through bump, birth and beyond. We are not medically trained and you will still have your health professional team on hand wherever you choose to birth your baby.
Antenatal & Birth Doula
4 visits during pregnancy for birth preparation. I want you to be calm, relaxed and confident during your pregnancy, while giving birth and the journey of motherhood.
This period can be a little bit overwhelming and I am here to provide practical, emotional and physical support to you while you navigate the new terrain of parenthood.
Perinatal Mental Health
As a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor and health and wellbeing specialist, I deliver a number of perinatal mental health workshops for families, communities and professionals working with mum and family during the perinatal period.
“Amanda Maryam was calm which really helped me”
For antenatal, birth or postnatal doula services or if you are interested in perinatal mental health workshops or our birth stories project please get in contact with me. I look forward to hearing from you.