Welcome! My name is Amber (she/her) and I am a transplanted American providing birth and postnatal doula care to families in Bristol, UK. I care deeply about improving health care and individual outcomes for birthing people. I have over 15 years of experience living with chronic autoimmune disease and am intimately aware of the specialized needs of people living with autoimmune diseases or other chronic health concerns. It’s normal for these needs to become more pronounced during pre-conception, pregnancy, and after birth. I’m here to help you take your individual needs into consideration as you prepare and care for your health and the health of your baby.
I believe that knowing your options, rights, and preferences can help inform your birth and lead to better outcomes and more positive experiences for you and your baby.
I believe that having personalized information and unconditional support allows you to do what you do best - caring for yourself, your family, and your baby.
I believe that being seen, heard, and valued is essential for your well-being and I endeavor to do my best to be non-judgmental and compassionate at all times.
I’m here to listen to you, provide resources, and support you in whatever decisions you make about your pregnancy, birth, and post-natal care.
Every birth is different and I’m here to learn with you. Together, we will discuss your concerns, preferences, experiences, and desires. I can answer any non-medical questions you may have and help you formulate a list of questions for you to ask your medical care team. I am available to accompany you to appointments, debrief after appointments, talk through your concerns or questions, and provide resources that may help in your birth preparations.
Having navigated healthcare systems in both the US and in Europe I have personal familiarity with both systems and can help expats and non-expats alike navigate these systems. I offer in-person services for families in Bristol, UK and virtually for families worldwide. I am also available to travel on a limited basis.
I completed my training with leading doula, author, and educator Kicki Hansard. I am a member of Doula UK and abide by the Doula UK Code of Conduct. For peace of mind, I am DBS checked.
If you’d like to set up a time to meet, please reach out. I’d love to get to know you!