& welcome to Marvel Birth!
Finding out you are having a baby can totally blow your mind.
Where do you start?
What can help?
What do you do when you've had your baby?
I'm so happy that you're here and considering getting some support during your pregnancy or postnatal period.
It's an amazing time, so give yourself the gift of individual support with a compassionate teacher and carer (that's me!).
I am here to help, just let me know what you need.
A bit about me.
Hi, I'm Catrine and I live in South East London. I'm a hypnobirthing teacher, doula & reflexologist & I would love to help you navigate your way on your incredible journey with practical information & a non judgmental ear. I can support your body and mind with relaxing reflexology treatments, teach you and your birth partner the tools and techniques of compassionate hypnobirthing for a positive birth. I can help you plan for your postnatal period and as your postnatal doula I can support you in person while you get to grips with the business of becoming a parent.
Photo - Fria Brennan
The Way of the Koi Hypnobirthing course gives you the confidence to negotiate confidently with maternity services and work in partnership with your care givers to create the optimal birth environment. It equips you with lots of resources, simple self-hypnosis and deep relaxation techniques for maintaining your natural birth state-of-mind; it often surprises people just how practical and simple it is!
£250 online course
(not available in SE13 & SE6)
I can provide in person support during your postnatal period (subject to a risk assessment and pandemic permitting) in 2-3 hour chunks to suit your needs. This can include debriefing your birth experience, supporting you with breastfeeding, cooking you a nutritious meal, light domestic help, holding the baby while you sleep, taking the dog for a walk, whatever you need so you are able to recover and adjust to life as a new parent.
Included in this package is a one hour postnatal planning session before your birth (see above for details) and a little goody bag of postnatal treats from me.
A minimum booking of 3 hours is required at booking (not including your postnatal planning session) and if you book a block of sessions there is a reduction in price.
£20 per hour.
This course is a little like creating a birth plan but for your postnatal period rather than birth. It's a 1 hour 30 mins private session to discuss what you might like or need during the postnatal period.
Together we will cover self care and recovery, nutrition, what to expect from your baby and your body and what support you might need to help you get set up as a new family.
We will create your postnatal plan developed by postnatal doula Sarah Tessier with all the course support materials, recipe suggestions, a postnatal birth plan template and a support pack of local parenting supporters included.
I'm happy to say that these sessions are still running via zoom due to the pandemic but will be back in person as soon as I am able.
Many birthing people are now choosing to have reflexology throughout their pregnancy and beyond as it can offer many benefits including relaxation, reducing anxiety, generally de-stressing, improving sleep and even helping to start labour. However you view reflexology there is no doubt that it provides a period of time where you have one to one attention, relaxation and supportive touch in an understanding and non-judgemental environment. This can help build confidence and give you the time to leave your worries behind.
£50 per hour
When you find out you are pregnant & after your baby has arrived you are likely to receive a tonne of useless expensive gifts; from nappy disposal units, baby clothes that they'll grow out of in weeks to cakes made entirely from nappies! Why not buy them a gift that will make a positive difference to their day?
Taking a hypnobirthing course, booking a relaxing reflexology session or planning for your postnatal period should not be a luxury. It's easy to arrange. Buy your preferred voucher for your loved ones to help cover the cost of investing in their positive birth and postnatal experience.
We saw Catrine on the lead up to our daughters birth. She was amazing. So calm, understanding and knowledgeable! She was there all the way though, during with kind thoughtfulness and after with advice and reassurance. We are so grateful to have worked with her during that precious time. Thank you for everything Catrine.