My name is Grace Collins. I am a birth & postnatal doula registered with Doula UK and a KG Hypnobirthing instructor. I live with my family, cats and dog on the Berkshire/ South Oxfordshire border.
I am committed to providing you with calm support and the guidance that you seek in order to make your birthing experience a positive one. I also have extensive experience supporting mothers in a variety of births particularly water births, VBACs, multiples (natural and c-sections), caesareans and inductions. Equally, I am passionate about preserving & reviving traditional midwifery practices that are nurturing and healing and cover all birth eventualities and I love the saying “a better birth for a better world”.
I am a native speaker of Lebanese Arabic, and have a good understanding of French... though I do need some practice as I have not had a chance to practice much since moving from Quebec, Canada to live in the UK about 20 years ago. I love to travel and connect with people from all over the world. I also enjoy long hikes, meditation and being by the seaside.
I came to “doulaing” from a background in engineering which had left me searching for a more fulfilling profession. When I fell pregnant with my first born, a dear friend was training to be doula and she offered to support me. Having her there to guide me made a world of difference to my experience and sparked my interest in becoming a doula. A few years after my first birth experience, I trained as a doula with Nurturing Birth. I also trained as a breastfeeding supporter with a national organisation that I volunteered with for 5 years, helping mothers with infant feeding issues. In 2018 I trained to teach hypnobirthing in order to be able to offer mothers better support.