The Earth Doula
Full spectrum doula support, infant feeding counselling, and perinatal care for you and your family.
Hi! I'm Beth (they/them). I'm here to support you through pregnancy, birth, and beyond, whatever that looks like for you. The very core of all my work is holistic, person centred care and all of my services are inclusive, trauma informed, and neurodivergency friendly (read more about what that means here). Want to find out more? You can book a free birth planning workshop to get to know me and trial a bit of hypnobirthing, or a one on one consultation for doula services.
I can't thank you enough for everything. Having you at the birth was just amazing and made everything run so smoothly.
Laura, Birth client
Thank you SO MUCH for all your help and support and for believing in me when I didn't believe in myself.
Vikki, Birth client
I felt totally able to support my partner through birth without the fear that I wasn't going to be enough. Beth, you truly shaped our birthing experience and we will always remember that.
Alex, Birth partner client
A bit more about me.
Whether you've done a quick "doula near me" search and I popped up, or you've done intense research about what sort of doula you want and landed here, welcome! Hopefully you can navigate your way around my page and find out whether or not I'm the one for you. I'm Beth, a neurodivergent, Queer, and passionate birth worker, dedicated to protecting your rights and wants in the times you need it the most.
The first stepping stone that led me here was my first experience of birth, which was the birth of my first child. I was determined to have a home birth and fought against scepticism and coercion to get the birth I wanted. After my eldest was born in my tiny living room with just my husband and two midwives present, I knew that birth work was for me, but more specifically, that I wanted to be help amplify the voices of those who most need it within perinatal care. I now have 3 children, all born at home in very different ways and teaching me very different things each time. In between my three children, I experienced losses, which led me to learn that doulas aren't just for births and babies, but for miscarriages and terminations too, and my services reflect the need for support during these trying times too.
Since beginning my work as a doula, I have cared for many families in different circumstances, with the main focus being supporting families in their own choices, whatever those may be.
I have a particular interest in home births and free births, supporting people who are neurodivergent, helping LGBTQIA+ families navigate the maternity system and birth, and caring for people who are birthing "outside the guidelines". Why? Because I believe you are entitled to make your own informed decisions, free from judgement and coercion, with evidence based information guiding you through.
I originally trained with Red Tent Doulas, and then expanded my training with Badass Doulas. Red Tent gave me a deep understanding of physiological birth, a chance to connect with the spiritual side of pregnancy, birth, loss, and the perinatal period.
Badass Doulas gave me the chance to broaden my understanding of bringing birth back to basics in a modern world, breaking down biases, and being an activist within the birth world.
My hypnobirthing foundation came from The Birth Uprising in 2020, until I ventured out on my own, creating a course with the knowledge and skills I have gained over the years tailored to the specific needs of those on my course. I do small group courses and 1:1 sessions too.
I first obtained my breastfeeding counsellor qualification in 2015 with ReAmare, and then started volunteering with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. I am a breastfeeding counsellor with the ABM, volunteering on the National Breastfeeding Helpline and running our local free drop in.
I have over 10 years of babywearing experience and qualifications with the School Of Babywearing. I run our local sling library, and also teach my clients to wear their babies if this is something they're interested in.
Inclusivity and equality
My practice is proudly open minded and progressive, and I am in continual professional development to imrpiove the quality of care I can provide for my clients. I have been on Naila Martello's Cultural Competency workshop, and AJ Silver's LGBTQIA+ awareness workshop. In realising that there wasn't any training out their for birth workers supporting neurodivergent folk, I created a workshop teaching birth workers how to be inclusive of different brains. I have also completed Sheryl Wynne's Trauma Workshop.