A little bit about me...

I have worked in Human Resources (Learning and Development) most of my career and after my second son arrived I wanted to leave London’s working environment, enrich my life further and find a new career that would feed my soul. Supporting, empowering and caring for people are where my strengths lie.

I was blessed to have my boys through the wonders of science and I birthed them very differently, my first via planned C section due to him being breech, he was not for turning, and my second was a water birth. Varied, surreal and amazing memories.

Postnatally, it wasn't as easy going as I hoped, I had my own complications and hurdles ( PGP, feeding to name a few) to get around and when the hormones had taken over, along with sleep deprivation and the wobbles of the unknown caring for a little person, it felt quite overwhelming at times. My family was a great support to me but if I had known about the doula world, I would definitely have explored it.

Inspired by my own pregnancy and postnatal experiences and those of friends and family, I discovered a career for me, a career that would offer the support and care that we deserve as expectant and new parents, to help grow trust, confidence in ourselves and our bodies, to break down isolation and feel less overwhelmed and more in control. 'The Village' of old is disappearing from our communities and in this role my aim is to help people to feel nurtured, cared for and well supported at this all consuming and wonderful times in our lives.

Doulas believe in “parenting the parents” and this resonates so much with me. To have someone outside of friends and family who will listen, respect, support you and your partner emotionally, practically and able to provide information from evidence based research for decisions and things that you are not sure about in pregnancy, birth and bringing your baby home feels so important.

I am a mentored birth and postnatal doula and have trained with Nurturing Birth, one of the largest Doula training companies in England during 2021/2022. Additionally I have studied Supporting Loss, with Nurturing Birth, Understanding Newborns and Postnatal Planning Workshops with Younique and have many other areas I want to grow my knowledge, I am committed to continuously learning so that I am able to offer the best service I can for my clients. I am Insured, DBS checked and first aid trained with Daisy First Aid.

I am a positive, passionate and friendly person who loves exploring life with my friends and family, being social, eating good food and drinking good wine (although not whilst on call!). To keep fit and let off steam I enjoy playing Netball and to feel rested I like to read and indulge in a good Netflix series.

I would love to hear from you to discuss how I may be able to best support you, please feel free to contact me to arrange a free no obligation chat.

Birth is not only about making babies, birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.

Barbara Katz Rothman