About Super Doula Bournemouth
Who am I?
Hi, I’m Tamsin, a Bournemouth-based Doula, mum/PA to 3 inspiring girls. I love animals and the great outdoors. Family adventures with my dogs and ponies are my happy place, so living by the sea and the New Forest is literally living the dream for me. I am partial to coffee and cake, being with family and friends, and binge-watching a good box set too. I volunteer for Families and Babies (FAB) as a breastfeeding peer supporter and for Doulas Without Borders, providing vulnerable people with support.
Before becoming a Doula I was a teacher specialising in social, emotional, behavioural, and communication difficulties. I worked with young adults with a range of learning difficulties. This is where I discovered the importance of individualised support and starting from the ground up with safety, self-esteem, self-awareness, and communication skills. From this, true confidence and autonomy can grow. This is something that I bring to all parts of my life as a mother, friend, daughter, wife, auntie, and doula.
“Knowledge, you may get from books but wisdom is trapped within you, release it.”Ismat Ahmed Shaikh
Am I the Super Doula for you?
Becoming a parent is a rite of passage, it transforms you, and your memories of birth and early parenthood stay with you forever. This is largely down to how you are made to feel rather than what happens. This journey is an unpredictable one, therefore, it is essential that you, and your baby are put at the centre of the experience so you are empowered, nurtured and supported. For birth partners this monumental journey can be overwhelming; having support gives them confidence and reassurance along the way so they can be the ultimate support for you.
You deserve the continuous and nurturing continuity of care that doulas offer !!
So how do I do this for you?
Individualising support is a real passion of mine!! By getting to know you, being present, and listening to your hopes, fears, needs and wants I will provide you with information so you can make empowered choices. As well as being able to provide the practical support you need that aligns with you..
Working with your physiology, hormones and balancing your nervous system is essential for your spiritual, energetic, mental and emotional wellbeing of you, your partner and your baby. I use my experience as a reiki, mindfulness and meditation practitioner and training in mental and emotional wellbeing to make this a central part of my support.
Adding nutrition and bodywork to this you have your greatest tools to thrive and give your baby the best start. I work closely with other professionals as part of my commitment to the ongoing health and wellbeing of you and your baby. This gives you holistic support for your mind, body and soul.
The space in which you give birth and adjust to the new dynamic has a big impact on your experience. I get super excited helping you create a safe, peaceful, and honoured place that is just right for you and your baby.
There is no one way, just your way!!
If you live in Bournemouth, christchurch, Poole and the surrounding area and would like to know more about doula support and what I can offer you. Get in touch today to take control of your birth story.
about doula training and experience
I trained at the BirthBliss Academy and I am currently undergoing the certification process. I am fully insured and DBS checked. You can check my credentials on the Doula Directory, Doula UK, FEDANT, and the Peoples Health Alliance.
other training includes
- Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
- Birth Cartographer (birth planning but better)
- Microbiome Conference 2023
- Monthly training with leading experts. Provided by BirthBliss Academy, incuding water birth, hormones, physiology, support the postpartum period.