Hi, I am Maelle, an antenatal and postnatal doula, living in Fulham, London with my family.
I became passionate about helping mothers and families when I realised how little emotional and guiding support was available for new parents-to-be through their pregnancy journey, birth and postnatal period. I believe in helping women feel empowered with all the information they need to make informed choices about birth and parenting.
Your birth and parental experiences matter to me. I would be more than happy to nurture you, be that experienced and friendly go-to person that will take good care of you in this transition period, share knowledge and experience in a meaningful way, answer your many questions, help you settle in your new life and support you through all ups and downs that this new experience brings.
I was lucky to train as a doula with Kicki Hansard, a very inspiring award-winning author and the founder of Birthbliss Academy. I have since continuously been learning to stay on top of the latest information and completed training in understanding newborns’ development, holistic sleep coaching, supporting twins and multiples, understanding and preventing reflux, postnatal planning, and helping with birth trauma, phobia and fear through the 3-step rewind NLP-based method.
As a member of Doula UK and the Birthbliss Directory, the 2 leading organisations in the UK, I follow their philosophy and professional code of conduct. I am Enhanced-DBS certified and have a paediatric first aid training.
"Maelle is a fantastic doula. Listening to parents’ wishes, gentle with babies, passionate about parenthood, knowledgeable about babies and mother’s health, practical in her approach, funny, authentic and humble, she has given us an invaluable help in our first steps as parents. I definitely recommend her services."
- Audrey, Thomas' mum -
"After a difficult first birth and a terrible breastfeeding experience, Maelle supported me before and after the birth of my second child so that I could live a blissful and serene experience this time. Thanks to her gentleness and her great guidance, I have been breastfeeding my son exclusively for 6 months and counting. In addition, she was my go-to person for all mummy concerns I could have, and it felt good to have her. I highly recommend Maelle for her heartful and amazing support, guidance and caring."
- Solène, Marceau's mum -
Birth and Postnatal Doula Support
Birthbliss Academy Doula Training, March 2019
Understanding and Preventing Reflux
Younique Postnatal, January 2020
Younique Postnatal, May 2020
Holistic Sleep - Mini Coaching
Lyndsey Hookway, August 2020
Younique Postnatal, November 2020
Maelle has been a great doula for me, super good listener, always asking many questions, (how I was feeling, how the nights were going, helping with breastfeeding …) She has been very reassuring about the fact that I was a good mum (as we very often feel guilty), giving a lot of advices and answers to all my questions but also anticipating the doubts and questions. When she was in my house, she was not intrusive at all and I felt comfortable having her on my side.
- Camille, Leon's and William's mum -
Twins and More
Younique Postnatal, November 2020
3 Step Rewind (birth trauma, phobia and fear support)
Birthing Awareness, November 2019
Maelle has been an amazing Doula for us. She started before the birth of our son and was already very involved and useful as she helped us and guided us through the difficult time we had to face. She has also helped us over the phone during labour to help us make some hard but informed decision. Despite the Covid situation, she has been present over the phone and on video calls every day when we needed her. Maelle has been a real and essential support in my motherhood. Having a baby in another country, being far from our families, being isolated because of Covid, all of these reasons have made everything harder. However, Maelle was there and thanks to her, the transition has been smooth. My transition to motherhood wouldn't have been that easy without her, our family wouldn't be that strong, close, and harmonious. To anyone who is looking for support, advice, or just goodwill in Motherhood, Maelle is the person I would recommend 100%.
- Séverine, Gabriel's mum -
Paediatric General First Aid