IPEN Placenta Remedies Instructor
East London, UK
Helen is double mama to two gorgeous little humans, founder of BirthWright, a massive advocate for positive birth and hugely passionate about supporting new mothers to thrive in the precious postnatal period.
Helen trained and certified with IPEN to be a Placenta Remedies Specialist following the unforgettable experience of consuming her placenta after the birth of her son. Immediately after drinking her first raw placenta smoothie, Helen’s partner witnessed a flood of colour return to her face following a beautiful, but lengthy and somewhat exhausting, first labour! Helen continued to reap the benefits of her placenta in capsule form and firmly believes that they were responsible for encouraging her milk to come in so quickly and plentifully; for bringing her post birth bleeding swiftly under control and for supplying her with a daily boost of much needed energy in those hazy early days!
Second time around, Helen encapsulated her own placenta, following her gentle home birth. The capsules offered invaluable support, providing energy, balance and a hearty milk supply, as she embarked on her tandem feeding journey and life with 2 under 2! She also consumed part of her placenta in raw smoothie form during the first week postpartum and created a Placenta Tincture which will serve her as a life-long remedy. Helen has also created some beautiful creams and balms with which to pamper herself and her baby; she has received endless compliments about her glowing complexion this time round, despite the wicked sleep deprivation!
Helen is also an experienced KG Hypnobirthing Teacher, Positive Birth Coach and Creative Genius behind BirthWright Affirmation Cards; she also volunteers her time as a Registered Breastfeeding Helper with the Breastfeeding Network and co-hosts a monthly Family Meet up & Support Group in the East End of London. In her previous life, Helen worked as an assistant head teacher and early years’ specialist, having taught in primary schools across Kent and East London for over 15 years.
Helen is absolutely thrilled to be an IPEN Instructor and leads Part 3 IPEN training workshops from her home in Wapping, East London.