Hi, I'm Verina and I am an experienced Doula, Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Breast feeding Peer Supporter and Homeopath, working in Peterborough, Stamford, Kettering, Oundle, North Cambridgeshire, Rutland and surrounding area. I am also a regular volunteer on the AIMS Helpline.
• Campaigning for better births for all
• Protecting human rights in childbirth
• Independent information about pregnancy and birth
• Raising awareness of research
I have an absolute passion and gift for working with parents and babies. My journey into the world of birth workers began in 2009 when, as a qualified homeopath, I was asked to attend a friend's birth to prescribe homeopathic remedies as an alternative to conventional pain relief. At this birth, I learned that with the right support, birth can be calm, comfortable and empowering. She told me afterwards that she didn't ask for pain relief (homeopathic or otherwise) because she didn't need anything. My conclusion was that with the right preparation, the right support and the right environment, birth could be pain free. I decided to take this interest further and in 2010, I trained with Nurturing Birth to become a recognised birth doula. Since that time, I have worked with many amazing midwives to help many many families, supporting and empowering them to have a positive birth experience.
"Verina was there for me before, during and after the wonderful homebirth of my son Johan. Being a doula myself, people were surprised that I would have a doula at my own birth but I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted a doula and that Verina was the doula for me. Verina is a very nurturing, a caring and genuine person and a great source of information". (Marie De Jonge)
I have always seen a wide range of complaints in my homeopathic clinic even though I have developed a specialist interest in pregnancy and birth and I am always happy to discuss your health concerns with you to see if homeopathy can help you.
For parents to be, I am able to provide you with individualised care and support before, during and after birth, enabling you to maintain optimum health and prepare for your new arrival.
I can tailor my services to your needs:
- Homeopathic treatment for fertility problems
- Support during pregnancy
- Homeopathy for pregnancy and childbirth
- Mother Blessing Ceremonies
- Hypnobirthing Classes
- Birth Doula
- Breast feeding support in early days and signposting to infant feeding specialists and lactation consultants
- Closing the Bones (Postnatal Ritual and Massage)
All of my fees are negotiable and will respect your circumstances. Please don’t let financial hardship stop you getting in touch. I am open to reducing or spreading payments.