Your pathway to a positive, supported pregnancy, birth & postnatal experience.

Hypnobirthing, Postnatal Support, Reflexology and Doula services.


You’re expecting a baby!

Brilliant! Now what?

Are you wondering what on earth you need to do to prepare for birth?

Are you apprehensive about what might happen during labour?

Concerned about the lack of support due to NHS staffing issues?

No one should have to suffer during birth or feel unsupported after their baby has arrived.

I understand how hard it can be during this crazy time and that’s why I became a birth supporter.

I’ve helped many families overcome their fears, navigate their way through the challenges of birthing within the NHS and supported them in person with their lovely new babies.

I would love to help you feel calmer during your pregnancy, safe in your birth and supported postnatally, surrounded by compassionate care so you can relax and enjoy your new baby.

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How I can

help you on your birth journey

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Birth Doula

If you’re looking for someone to help you navigate your way through pregnancy and labour, then a birth doula might be the perfect person to help you.

A birth doula provides unbiased, evidence-based information, continuity of care, compassionate and caring support, help navigating the NHS services, and can work as an advocate for you during your birth.

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Have you heard about hypnobirthing but you’re not entirely sure what it is or how it can help?

Far from being like a scary hypnosis stage show, hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal course providing you with evidence-based information about your pregnancy and labour.

You will also learn about the way your mind–body connection affects your labour, and will gain tools to help you manage during labour. 

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Postnatal Support

Are you looking for some extra support during your postnatal period?

As a fully qualified and recognised postnatal Doula, I can help you get to grips with the day-to-day challenges of being a new parent.

From helping you with breastfeeding and cooking you delicious meals, to giving you space to catch up on sleep and listening to your birth story, I’m here to support you.

get to know me

Hi, I’m Catrine

Catrine Marvel Birth Doula South East London

Finding out I was pregnant for the first time, I was utterly terrified and knew I had to do something so I didn’t freak out during labour.

This led me to the world of hypnobirthing and doulas. I booked onto a hypnobirthing course, hired a doula and came out of that birth feeling stronger than I ever had.

This led me to train as a hypnobirthing teacher, which then led me to become a Doula and now I’m a total birth geek.

I’ve not stopped learning since, from my own experience of giving birth to two beautiful daughters (one in hospital and one at home) to working with families of all different setups and cultures.

I know exactly what it is like to feel completely scared about birth and parenthood. Thankfully, I found some amazing ways to overcome that and I’m here to share that with you.

If you need urgent support please contact me.

Catrine Marvel Birth Doula South East London

Helping women and birthing people in the South London and Kent areas of:

Bromley, Beckenham, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, Lewisham, Croydon, Greenwich, Sevenoaks & Southwark


“informed, empowered and confident”

Working with Catrine was one of the best decisions we made during pregnancy.

My husband and I really enjoyed the sessions and felt so much more informed, empowered & confident by the end of the course.

Even though our birth plan had to change, I was still able to use many of the techniques Catrine taught in order to go with the flow and embrace the experience in the best way possible.

Thank you Catrine

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I am also a fully qualified reflexologist with 20 years experience. Reflexology can be particularly effective during pregnancy. It can help with back ache, bowel issues, and insomnia, while helping you to relax deeply.

Reflexology works on the principle that your feet are covered with points (reflex points) which correspond with different areas of your body.

Stimulating these points with gentle massage encourages your body’s innate healing abilities and provides a deep state of relaxation.

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News & Podcast Episodes

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What to Expect at Your First Midwife Appointment.

So you’ve pee’d on the stick and you’ve got your positive pregnancy test. Congratulations! You’re probably wondering what happens next. First thing to do is  call...
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5 hypnobirthing myths you need to forget.

Congratulations! If you’re reading this I’m guessing you’re pregnant or the partner of someone who’s pregnant & you might be nervous or excited or simply terrified...
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Nesting. Essential Newborn Guide From A Postnatal Doula.

When you’re pregnant it can seem like you have a list as long as your arm with things to prepare for the arrival of your baby. Have you bought the pushchair? Do I need...
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5 hypnobirthing tips for a more positive pregnancy & birth:

We all know that being positive in our lives has a really beneficial effect on our lives. It’s everywhere, ‘think positively & good things will come to you’, but...
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Episode 6: Talking to Baby & Toddler sleep supporter Hannah Clapham from Little Nest

In today's episode I am joined by responsive baby & toddler sleep supporter, Hannah Clapham from Little Nest. Hannah began supporting local families after a...
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Episode 5: Talking to Doula Natalie Meddings

In today's episode I am joined by doula, yoga teacher & author, Natalie Meddings. Natalie has a wealth of information about birth & today we discuss the...

Episode 4: Talking to NHS Midwife & hypnobirthing teacher Aly Chiarion

This week I'm talking to NHS Midwife & hypnobirthing teacher Aly Chiarion. If you've wondered, what will happen when I arrive at the hospital in labour, can you...
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Episode 3: Talking to registered nutritional therapist Jo Leccacorvi

In this week's episode I'm joined by registered nutritional therapist Jo Leccacorvi (@joleccacorvinutrition) about the best way to support your pregnancy with...
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Episode 2: Talking to Doula and educator Leila Baker

In this episode I speak to Doula & educator Leila Baker about how having a doula can really help during your pregnancy & birth. You can normally hear Leila as...
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Episode 1: Talking to independent midwife & antenatal educator, Rene Bozier

This episode I am joined by independent midwife & antenatal educator, Rene Bozier. Today we discuss the important role that independent midwives hold, why they are...
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