“First and foremost I am a mum to three wonderful children and am passionate about babies and birthing since my daughter was born at home in early 2006. I started my career as a primary school teacher and since then my focus changed to pregnancy, birth and babies. I’ve facilitated home birth and positive birth support groups, chaired my local Maternity Voices Partnership, run a birth pool hire scheme, trained as a hypnobirthing teacher, a hypnotherapist and a Babywearing consultant. I currently chair East Kent Slings, a volunteer run sling library.
I was introduced to the concept of placenta encapsulation in 2010 while teaching hypnobirthing. When I found out I was pregnant with my third child a couple of years later I knew I wanted to consume my placenta and decided to train as a specialist at 37 weeks pregnant in December 2012. The first placenta I had a pleasure of encapsulating was my own. I could not believe the difference placenta remedies made to my third postpartum period especially as my son required more attention because of health issues.
I have always loved teaching from being in the classroom or a parent helper to teaching parents and carers how to safely and comfortably carry their babies using a carrier. It made sense to combine two of my passions, placentas and teaching, to become an instructor and I leapt at the opportunity when a position became available. I am looking forward to working with wonderful people passionate about placentas and training them to IPEN’s high standard.”