Hi, I'm Faye, a mentored doula offering postnatal support in Kerrier (Cornwall) and surroundings. I live in Helston with my partner, daughter and two naughty guinea pigs. My background is in holistic healing and social care.
In Doula-ing, I trained with the lovely Samsara Tanner, who is now also my mentor. My childhood and young adult life were shaped by the arrival of my seven younger siblings. At twenty-two, I attended my youngest brother's birth. I particularly enjoyed looking after Mum and him in the weeks after he was born, and the wish to become a doula formed.
Practising with independent midwives and looking after friends postnatally, I learned that support is not so much about the where and what but the 'HOW'. After birthing my own daughter in 2016, I became even more aware of how vital good postnatal care was. My mum had been there for my daughter's birth and the immediate postpartum phase. I felt so well cared for and buoyed by her love for us that I wanted this experience to be available to all newborn parents (whether it's their first child or their tenth).
When you ask me to be there for you and your family through your postpartum journey, I bring an open ear, lush, nourishing food, and loving presence. Our time together will be guided by your needs and wishes, and I shall respect your choices at all times.
Before we begin our shared journey, we have a complimentary meeting to get to know each other and discuss your ideas, wishes and expectations. I always feel very honoured to be a part of someone's path, especially at such a unique moment in their lives, and I look forward to meeting you and yours.