Hi my name is Kim Craig - BSc Phytotherapy DipHB(KG)
I am a Birth & Postnatal Doula, Medical Herbalist, HypnoBirth Coach and postpartum massage therapist (closing the bones).
I have a Degree in Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine) during which I specialised in the application of Herbs before, during and after birth. I use herbs to treat pregnancy and postpartum related conditions that often go untreated with conventional medicine. I am also passionate about Gestational and Type 2 Diabetes and how to manage blood sugar without medication.
I began supporting family and friends during childbirth over 25 years ago and have 3 children of my own. I trained as a Doula 17 years ago with the wonderful Cassandra Clemens and went on to do the Paramana Doula training with Michelle Odent and Liliana Lammers.
Since then I have also trained to be a HypnoBirth coach with Katherine Graves and take great joy in combining all my skills to support women and their families from pregnancy, through childbirth and on to caring for the postpartum mama and her newborn. In the time after having her baby mums need so much care and looking after. I love to bring warming foods and home-made infused herbal oils as part of what I offer during this beautiful and intense time.
In my work here is absolutely no right or wrong but for me the most important thing is that a mother believes in herself and her birthing power and feels confident, well supported and well prepared.
Hi, my name is Tansy Bathurst.
I specialise in postnatal care.
I provide both practical and emotional support to families in the immediate postnatal period. I take a holistic and open minded approach to support women's choices around the many aspects of parenting facing a new mother, offering commitment, information and a flexible care package depending on the needs of the new mother and her family.
I have over five years experience in supporting women with infant feeding, both as a mum- to -mum breastfeeding peer supporter on the postnatal ward at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and in my work role as a maternity support worker in the community.
I have had personal experience of both home birth and hospital birth and am relaxed in any environment - dogs and postnatal chaos included! I am DBS checked and happy to take on all sorts of practical tasks; new parenthood can be overwhelming at times and whether it's quiet emotional support or a mountain of washing up that needs doing, I can help!
My aim is to encourage and support your transition to new parenthood, helping you to become the parent you want to be, so that you have the confidence to enjoy nurturing your new baby.