Hi, I’m Sophie Johnson, a birth and postnatal Doula based in Stockbridge, Hampshire.
I work in Winchester, The New Forest, Petersfield, The Meon Valley, Andover, Southampton, Basingstoke and Salisbury– plus all the villages in between.
I’m lucky: I get to support women on their amazing birth journeys. I help women on their own personal path and it is a massive privilege.
I learn a huge amount from each client, but I also have a lot of formal training (I’m trained in breast feeding support and tongue- tie awareness, essential oils, massage and Rebozo shawl work).
I spend silly amounts of time planning and preparing things for clients, but it is often the smallest, simplest acts that create a positive birthing experience. I have learnt how to read a room, to sense how my client is feeling, to protect her space and her decisions. When you feel relaxed and confident I have done my job.
I get to know my clients very well. I like to make you feel cared for, to anticipate needs without being asked. If your partner is present, I can help give them things to do or make gentle suggestions if they appear nervous. I know I can never replace or improve on the energy a couple create together, so supporting THAT becomes my main priority.
I have a large ‘Doula library’ for my clients (I don’t charge late fees). I own a couple of different sized birth pools which I’m more than happy to lend to any of my homebirth clients.
I love supporting home births, and I’m very pleased more women feel empowered to make this choice.
Whether you are having your baby in hospital, at home, in a birth centre or in the woods I’m very good at navigating back lanes through tiny villages at 3:00am and I’ll travel up to about an hour to get to you.
Contact Sophie Johnson:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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