Welcome to Moon Goddess Birth and congratulations on your pregnancy!
Birth and early mothering should be an empowering experience, whatever terrain your birthing journey carries you through. Let me introduce myself. I am Karin Chandler, doula, mother, celebrant and breastfeeding counsellor.
“If a woman doesn’t feel like a goddess during labour, then someone isn’t treating her right”
I keep these words from Ina May Gaskin at the forefront of my doula work. Every mother deserves to be treated with the utmost respect, nurture and love. We all have good reasons for choosing to give birth at home or to opt for a more medical model or an elective caesarean section. Wherever you birth, you should still feel like a Goddess. You are the customer and we are all there to serve you and ensure that your needs and desires are adhered to. I believe this is a human right. I work tirelessly to ensure mothers are nurtured, listened to and gently supported throughout pregnancy, birth and postnatally. You can book me for one-off antenatal or postnatal sessions, or for a complete birth journey package. I also offer extra doula love by way of Mother Blessings, Closing Ceremonies and Naming Ceremonies to gently hold you and honour you.
Women’s empowerment lies at the heart of my birth-work. I support you to make your own choices.
I do not seek to persuade you in any way, but provide evidence-based information so you can make your choices confidently. I support women and their partners to have the best birth possible for themselves and their babies. Every birthing mother is unique and I provide her with the support she needs to have an empowering birth. This helps her to bond closely with her baby.The birth of your baby is one of the most important events in your life. Far more so than a special holiday or even your wedding day. It is a time that you will never forget, even when you are old and grey. It is worth investing in to make it as special and empowered as possible.
I can help you prepare for the birth you want. We can craft birthplans & get up to speed on techniques for labour and birth, including homeopathy, acupressure, foetal positioning, aromatherapy & rebozo.
Whether you plan to give birth at home or in hospital, in water or via caesarean section birth, I will be by your side. I support you and your partner from labour to your first breastfeed.
You need extra nurture and love after birthing a baby. Emotional and practical support will help you bond with and nurture your newborn. I can help you with breastfeeding, postnatal massage and practical chores.
I am ‘Recognised’ by Doula UK for birth & postnatal work. I also mentor fledgling doulas, so get in touch if you would like to explore me becoming your mentor. Working throughout South East Wales, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, I am experienced in home birth, hospital birth and water birth, VBAC birth, induction and elective Caesarean birth. Please get in touch for a no obligation chat on 07966 827887. I offer a free initial meeting via Zoom etc with no obligation to book me.