Marie Teale - Antenatal Hypnobirthing Teacher & Birth Doula
Hi, I'm Marie and I'm so glad that you've found me! Over the years I’ve seen how amazing birth can be. It can also be a scary and anxious time too. There's no doubt that every birth is a profoundly intense and life-changing experience. The people you have around you, to support and empower you, make a massive difference to how you feel about it all. I've experienced that myself and have been fortunate to accompany others on that journey with my birth work.
I live in Northamptonshire with my young family, and have been teaching hypnobirthing for nearly a decade. I've worked with many families as a birth doula for a number of years and am always in complete awe of the amazing sight of a baby being born.
Many of us approach birth with anxiety and fear because of stories we hear from a young age, or because of previous traumatic experiences. Up until recently people did not talk about their positive experiences for fear of upsetting others, but that is changing as more families discover their birthing power.
So, it’s normal to be afraid of giving birth, it really is, but it doesn't have to be that way. Understanding where your fear comes from & how to overcome it is super important, and within your control, as you prepare to meet your baby.
I make sure that my classes equip you with a thorough understanding of how birth works and what you can do to make it easier. You’ll leave with loads of tools and techniques to stay calmer throughout birth.
Accredited Hypnobirthing Practitioner with the Marie Mongan HypnoBirthing Institute in 2012.
Paramana Doula course with Michelle Odent and Liliana Lammers in the summer of 2012.
Accredited Breastfeeding Counsellor with La Leche League in 2012 - https://www.laleche.org.uk/supportgroup/la-leche-league-northampton-2/
Chair of the Northamptonshire Maternity Voices Partnership since 2018: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=northamptonshire%20maternity%20voices%20partnership&epa=SEARCH_BOX
Volunteer with Birth Companions since 2018 facilitating antenatal and postnatal groups and providing birth support to women in prison: https://www.birthcompanions.org.uk/
Qualified Freedom Fertility Formula Specialist - October 2018. The Freedom Fertility Formula™ - Dany Griffiths
NHS Midlands Perinatal Board Service User Representative since September 2019 - working with service user representatives across the Midlands to ensure the needs and challenges of families using maternity services are gathered and used to shape maternity service provision across the region.
Perinatal Mental Health Champion - Institute of Health Visiting November 2019.