The Doula Manda

- make informed choices

ABM magazine guest writer
Doula UK Leadership Team

Qualifications & CPD

Choosing someone to support your family at this vulnerable and formative time can be daunting. Whilst it is of primary importance that you connect with me as a person, our communication styles match and we can be comfortable together, it’s also absolutely vital you know you can trust the information I am sharing with you.

If we choose to work together please know I have achieved the following recognised qualifications, CPD, and am active in the following voluntary roles.

Qualifications:
 – Doula UK Recognised Birth Doula
 – Doula UK Recognised Postnatal Doula
 – Doula Preparation Course with Leila Baker of “Side By Side Doulas”
 – Carrying Consultancy Training with Dr Rosie Knowles of “Carrying Matters” 
 – Babywearing Peer Supporter Training with Dr Rosie Knowles of “Carrying Matters”
 – NCT Sling Library Peer Supporter Training
 – ABM Breastfeeding Foundation Course
 – Infant Feeding Training with NHS Health Education England
 – Perinatal Mental Health with NHS Health Education England
 – Birth Trauma Training with Make Birth Better
 – Psychotherapy MA Goldsmiths University of London
 – Psychology MA University of Glasgow

Continuing and Professional Development Courses

 – Cultural Competency For Birth Workers with Mars Lord of Abuela Doulas
 – LGBTQ+ Competency For Birth Workers with AJ Silver of the Queer Birth Club
 – “Trauma and Loss” ADMP / UKCP

Voluntary Roles
 – Doula UK Leadership Team
 – Doula UK RCO
 – Seeds to Saplings (formerly NCT Bexley and District) Sling Library Volunteer
 – ABM Breastfeeding Peer Supporter