"We saw Catrine on the lead up to our daughter's 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." - Holly & Zoe
Nice to meet you, I'm Catrine & I'm here to help you on your journey from pregnancy to parenthood.
How? Well, I'm a postnatal doula, reflexologist, compassionate hypnobirthing teacher, a mum to two pretty amazing daughters & a general birth/birthing person/women's rights nut.
To be honest, if you'd asked me if I'd be working in the birth world when I was younger, I would've laughed. The very thought of having children was terrifying to me. Then I got pregnant in my thirties & I knew I needed some help!
Thankfully hypnobirthing came to the rescue and I gave birth to my eldest in 2014 in hospital and my youngest at home in 2017 both using hypnobirthing. Both my birth experiences were amazing, life changing & positive so since I had my last baby I have trained to support other families during this crazy, exciting time.
I've always had a great interest in holistic therapies too and have been lucky enough to be a reflexologist for over 15 years, a hypnobirthing teacher for nearly four years and I know how these therapies can help from my own expeience. It never ceases to amaze me when people's perception of what birth & parenthood changes simply though getting informed and listening to your fears.
Photo: Kirsty MacKenzie
During lockdown I realised even more, that working with families on their journey to parenthood was a real passion & I have been lucky enough to train as a postnatal doula with doula Leila Baker on her Side by Side Doula training course. Added to this I have completed the Younique Postnatal Planning workshop with Sarah Tessier and now offer this as a bolt on service to my hypnobirthing course or as a stand alone workshop.
My approach is firmly 'tools not rules' and I would be honored to help you navigate your way on your journey to birth and parenthood.