Henna is a Birth and Postnatal Doula who works within South London and West London supporting births at Chelsea & Westminster, Kingston, St Georges, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea and The Whittington hospitals.
I am Henna, South West London based Birth and Postnatal Doula on the mission to support parents on this beautiful journey so they can feel empowerd and well looked after.
I’m a yoga-loving Finn, married to an Englishman with a four year old daughter, now based in Wandsworth. I’m a professionally qualified youthworker and have worked as a nanny for 3years. I also volunteer for Neighbourhood Doulas organisation. We provide an ongoing antenatal, birth and post natal support to mothers who find themselves without a birth partner and are unable to afford a doula privately.
I love working as a Doula and can suppot you in three areas:
Birth Doula Support – my hope for you and your family is a gentle, positive and empowering birth experience where you feel safe, supported and heard. I will support and respect your birth choices and give my calm and positive presence. As your Doula, I will advocate you and give you reassurance throughout the pregnancy, labour and birth. Positive and well supported birth sets you up for a smooth transition to motherhood and family life.
So far I have supported women (with or without a birthing partner) in Chelsea and Westminster, King’s College, Kingston, Queen’s Charlotte and Chelsea, Royal Free, St. George’s, Whipps Cross and The Whittington hospitals but I look forward to getting familiar with other London hospitals and creating positive relationships with hardworking midwives, medical and hospital staff.
Postnatal Doula Service – The early days with a newborn baby can be so beautiful, magical and very special but also both overwhelming and exhausting. I also realised that having a new baby can be challenging and even lonely when your partner has a full time job and your family lives far away. This is when postnatal Doulas are very welcome. I will support you in your home, bringing reassurance whilst you find your feet, supporting your choices and enabling you to get some much needed rest. Every family’s requirements are different and I always tailor according your needs.
I have a soft spot for twins. I really enjoy supporting families with multiples. So far I have over 600 hours of experience of taking care of newborn twins (during the day and overnight).
Overnight Support – A good nights sleep can make all the difference! I will work closely with you to ensure that my care and approach matches your own routine.
Every birth is unique to each family. My role is to listen to your personal hopes and wishes and then guide & support to achieve them. My hope for you is an empowering birth experience where you feel safe and heard.
The early days with a newborn baby can be so beautiful, magical and very special but also both overwhelming and exhausting. Postnatal Doulas are here to make this experience more enjoyable for you.
A good nights sleep can make all the difference. I will work closely with you to ensure that my care and approach matches your own routine.
'Henna was the perfect doula, very perceptive to my mood and needs as first time mum and a great listener. She has such a lovely and calming nature and was super helpful and knowledgable which allowed me to build my confidence as a new mum."
G.F, Mum to 1 month old
"I would highly recommend Henna as a doula. She was my lifeline when I first got out of hospital with my twins and needed a lot of support. Henna is kind and trustworthy and you can see she genuinely cares for and loves looking after babies."
A.K, Mum to 3 month old twins
"Henna has such a positive energy and a pleasant demeanour. I truly believe that Henna’s presence helped me achieve the most calm and positive birth experience possible."
A.R, Mum to 2 month old