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Samantha King

Samantha King Postnatal Doula and provider of Breastfeeding Support in Southampton pictured seated next to a small child and holding a bunny rabbit.

About Sam

I am first and foremost a Mother to two children. My own parenting interests lie in attachment parenting, and Pinterest (ha). After the birth of my second baby, in 2016, I became a ‘stay-at-home-mum’. Despite all of my previous experience and achievements, it has been both my greatest challenge and most rewarding accomplishment ever. The appreciation, understanding and empathy I now have for parents is on another level!

Relevant Qualifications

I began this journey of caring for Mother’s and their newborns in 2011. Following training as a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter, I volunteered in the local Maternity hospital and also at a local Sure Start Children’s Centre. I gained a Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Health Care Support at the local General hospital as an NHS Health Care Assistant, and then landed a wonderful job as an NHS Maternity Support Worker. This was based in the Community, where I carried out mother and newborn postnatal checks in families homes. I went on to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatrics, including training in First Aid. I also hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.

Following training with Younique Postnatal and undertaking a Doula Preparation course in 2019, I became a member of Doula UK.

What I can offer you

I have a particular interest in breastfeeding support, as this was a huge requirement of my role. However, I also have experience in supporting other forms of infant feeding, and would be non-judgemental of a parents’ choices. To see examples of support I can offer, please visit my website.

If you wish to find out more about me and to get into contact, below are links to my website, social media profiles and Doula UK page.

My website

https://www.besideyoubeyondbirth.com/

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/beside_you_beyond_birth/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonPostnatalDoula/

Doula UK

https://doula.org.uk/doula/samantha-king/?cred_referrer_form_id=123510