Relaxed Birth & Parenting antenatal yoga and birth preparation classes in Bristol and Bath • Home Birth & Beyond birth preparation workshops • Doula covering Clifton, Redland, Hotwells, Bishopston, Cotham and Kingsdown • Mothers Love Hooping postnatal hoop dance classes
Welcome to motherslove
Providing support for parents in pregnancy, birth and postnatal.
Emilie is a Relaxed Birth & Parenting trained and FEDANT registered doula and antenatal teacher. She is works with Catherine Waters to offer 'Home Birth & Beyond' birth and parenting preparation workshops and teaches weekly hoop dance classes for mums in Bristol. Emilie runs Relaxed Birth & Parenting antenatal sessions weekly in Redland Bristol and central Bath.
As well as weekly relaxation and birth preparation classes, I offer one-to-one sessions and birth preparation workshops.
Pregnancy class Bristol & Bath
Home Birth & Beyond
What is a Doula?
Doulas are women who offer support during pregnancy, birth and postnatally. Some work for births or just for the postnatal period, others do a mixture - adapting to the needs of the women they work with. Doulas are not medically trained, but are able to offer physical and emotional support as well as providing continuity of care.
I believe that birth is a natural process and that, with the right information and support, women can have empowering birth experiences. Finding what is right for the individual/couple is important and I aim to support expectant parents find while they find what works best for them.
I work with women and their partners offering support during:
Pregnancy - working with you and your partner to prepare for birth and/or help write a birth plan.
Birth - As well as support during pregnancy I will be there for your birth. I can be 'on call', 24 hours a day, for 2 weeks either side of your estimated date.
Postnatal - offering you support with your new baby/older children in the weeks following birth.
Training & Qualifications
I trained with Dominique Sakoilsky and Louise Bennett on the Relaxed Birth and Parenting course. Between them they have a wealth of knowledge and 38 years of doula and antenatal teaching experience. For more information on the Relaxed Birth and Parenting approach please visit the website. I am registered and insured through the Federation of Antenatal Teachers (FEDANT) my registered no is 11957.
December 2009 'Gentle Birth' with Michel Odent & Liliana Lammers (of Paramana Doula) December 2009 'Natal Hypnotherapy Study Day' with Maggie Howell of Natal Hypnotherapy
2008 Relaxed Birth & Parenting doula and teacher training
FEDANT Registered no. 11957
Doulas, Pregnancy Yoga