& interplay with religion.
I found this set of videos so interesting, most of this is relevant to many modern parents entering parenthood.
What was new to me, as a non-religious person, was to hear more about the interplay with depression & religious beliefs/culture (This is the best terminology I have for this, please tell me if there is a better phrase).
It makes me think of the complexity of others lives, when sat with my helping hats on, and the invisible lines of thoughts, we don’t know about..
I hope it is interesting to some of you too.
Real mums talking about real postnatal depression, it affects so many of us.
Ps. If you can get to Slough, UK @cafemamaslough
is incredible support with Amelie & Muslim mamas 💞
I trained for four years, in busy London Childrens hospitals as Paediatric nurse, qualifying in 2011.
After becoming a mother, I discovered a new thirst for knowledge in supporting mothers with carrying and feeding.
So in 2016 I started a sling library in High Wycombe, undertook peer support training with the School of Babywearing. At the same time, I also began training to be a breastfeeding counselor (BFc) with a national breastfeeding organisation.
“I wanted to become the supporter I needed”
Running two very busy voluntary groups, working part time AND being a mum, was too much for me and my family, so I handed over the sling library to its current custodian & it is still thriving.
I have spent years and a fair amount of money volunteering, and now it is time to offer my skills to you all, so I can save you some time and hard work.
In 2018, after a few years nurturing my growing family and supporting mothers in the voluntary sector as a BFc, I made the commitment to undertake a year long breastfeeding specialist course (self funded!), with the aim of becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
I sat the exam in Oct 2019 & the results are due end of Dec 2019..
I passed 😀 This wont be news to you if are reading this after 2020. I am excited to see what this new chapter will bring to my life.
I am supporting parents in their homes, and online with feeding and carrying.
I am teaching introduction to slings workshops with in The Village Midwives Postnatal course.
I am still also…
I am working one day a week in hospital as a Paediatric nurse.
I am podcasting about feeding at carrying.
as of 2020 I will be winding down my face to face breastfeeding counseling role.
Want to work with me?
If you feel I am a good fit to support you, I look forward to hearing from you soon 🙂