As a perinatal practitioner and doula, I offer unconditional, non-judgemental support, self-help strategies and evidence-based information to parents-to-be and newborn families across Derbyshire and beyond.
Hello. I’m Lucy and I’m an antenatal educator, postnatal doula, breastfeeding advocate and yarn artist, working in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas.
I live in Belper with my partner, our two children, a dog and two cats.
I’ve been working with parents in the transition to parenthood since 2006 when my first baby was born. Following a career in higher education (I taught anatomy and physiology to undergraduates at City University) I found myself on maternity leave. Inspired by my NCT antenatal course, I joined NCT as a volunteer and was soon running postnatal support groups, organising branch events, and working on my face painting skills. I quickly realised that I needed to do more to support other women so, following the birth of my second child, I trained with ABM as a mother supporter, then with the NHS as a Breastfeeding Buddy. By 2015 I was training with NCT to become an Antenatal Practitioner, and in 2017 I added Postnatal Practitioner to my qualifications.
I currently run antenatal and postnatal courses across the region for NCT, as well as working privately as an antenatal and postnatal doula. I am an accredited Rebozo practitioner and a 3-Step Rewind birth trauma release practitioner.
I also have an Etsy shop, selling handmade teaching aids to birth folk all over the world. Please visit my The Crafty Lucy page for more information about my handmade, yarn crafted products.