Leila - Croydon

As a mother of six, and a Birth and Postnatal Doula, I have had the privilege to see a large number of labours and deliveries. With the benefit of that experience I realised that a natural, woman-centred approach to relaxation combined with intuitive support from the partner can make a really positive impact on pregnancy, birth and the precious early postnatal time.

I first saw the Babies in Waiting course information when one of my clients asked me to support the birth of her second child. After a tricky first birth, the couple were keen to have a more positive and empowering experience. When the mother was in labour, I arrived to a peaceful, loving environment and very soon after I watched a beautiful birth with the woman supported so amazingly by her partner.

I had supported other clients before who were using hypnobirthing, but never had I seen it work so effectively as the Babies in Waiting method and I believe that is because the format is so accessible and straightforward.

Since I became a breastfeeding peer supporter in 2011, I have followed my heart towards more work with expectant and new parents. I became a Doula in 2014, and in 2015 trained as a pregnancy and postnatal massage therapist. And now I hope that providing this holistic, no-nonsense, comprehensive Antenatal Preparation course and Pregnancy Relaxation sessions will help me to support even more families to achieve a better birth.

Please contact leila@babiesinwaiting.co.uk to find out more about the Group and Private Hypnobirthing classes and the Pregnancy Relaxation sessions in Croydon, Crystal Palace and the surrounding areas.