Sherpa Births

As a sherpa lightens the load, supports the team, provides orientation, I am here. With me, you will not find yourself feeling alone, your thoughts unheard or your feelings unconsidered. I will be honoured to accompany you while your courage and inner strength grow, as through challenges you may find yourself gradually feeling more positive, resilient and in charge of your destiny - this is the journey of your life!

Why choose a doula?

'Doula' is a Greek word dating back to antiquity for a woman who serves other people's needs, a person who is quite simply there for another person.

A birth doula is present to listen to you, reassure and support you and your partner through any or all of the parts of your birth journey: preconception, pregnancy, birth and your early life with your new baby. 

A doula can also be there for life-changing moments in life: puberty, separation, menopause, loss and death.

A hand held out for when you need, as you find your own way through the challenges and choices that lie along the way.

A doula is someone who gets to know you personally and is there to help you feel listened to in an unjudged and unbiased way, to feel safe and to be reassured. 

A doula is part of a community network who can help you get into contact with a wide range of healthcare specialists to take care of your specific needs: including your physical, emotional and mental well-being. A doula is part of a wider community of people journeying through these life transitions and is ready to connect you with other groups and individuals, along with useful resources.

A doula is professionally trained to accompany you, but is not trained in any medical interventions and does not give any medical advice. Although midwives, doctors and nurses may share many of the qualities of a doula, they have medical training and responsibilities which mean it may not always be possible to fulfill simultaneously the role of one-on-one continuous emotional and physical support as well as providing the medical attention needed to you or the other people they are attending. A doula's skills are to complement this medical support with the personal support of loved ones: with the goal of enhancing a holistic sense of comfort and well-being. 

Individual Care

What do perinatal doulas do?

Listen to your dreams, hopes and concerns as you find your way along your personal journey of parenthood.

• Become a resource connecting you with a variety of professionals, organisations and communities supporting you before and after birth and at other times of life change.


 • Provide links to evidence-based and unbiased information taken from respected organisations such as Evidence Based Birth, and World Health Organisation. Being informed supports your capacity to make choices that are yours, suited to your personal situation.


 • Offer ways to help you feel more comfortable before and during labour: breathing, visualisation, movement, acupressure, massage and Rebozo techniques for pain relief, according to your wishes.

Empower the birth partner, for example with knowledge of how to use the above techniques during pregnancy, early labour and labour. Having some skills and techniques such as these can make them feel calmer and reduce fears about not knowing what to do, or experiencing a sense of helplessness in challenging situations.

Support the partner through the birth, offering them an ear and reassuring them that continuous care is being provided, even when they need to take a break or to attend to other family members.


  • Provide reassurance (online or in person, when requested) for the new mother, partner and family during the early days of parenthood, listening and supporting her through the new challenges, providing contacts of any additional health professionals such as lactation consultants and osteopaths.

•  Connect pregnant, new and experienced parents through local support groups and communities, help facilitate groups to ensure everyone feels fully listened to and respected whatever experiences they have had and decisions they make on their journey.

Connection

About me

On my motherhood journey I've experienced raising my family living in different lands, where I have had the pleasure and privilege to  develop deep connections and respect for people from everywhere.

I recognise from my own experience the need for personal support from both individuals and communities to help meet the new challenges life changes present, especially when you have few or no close family and friends to help you. During the inevitable emotional roller-coasters, there is often a heightened need to feel valued and cared for by those you can trust around you in addition to the support of family and friends from afar. 

My journey is my journey, and I feel ready, as a doula, to offer, to give, to serve the needs of those who feel my presence feels right for them: offering comfort, support and reassurance throughout, while you make the decisions that work best for you.

I live in the 'three countries quartier' of France, Switzerland and Germany, near Basel.

I am available to travel within a 1-hour radius of Basel. North towards Mulhouse, Colmar and Séléstat. South towards Bern and South East towards Zurich. North East towards Freiburg. South West towards Délémont.

I am fluent in English, Spanish and French and believe the most important form of communication is one of kindness and respect!

Life is precious!
Millions of moments pass by unnoticed, but the most important ones last a lifetime.