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A bit about me...

My passion for birth began when I was studying my Social Anthropology BA, I was fascinated in how other cultures view birth and support birthing women. After writing my dissertation on the 'medicalisation of childbirth' my beliefs and desires around my own birth were set - I knew that I wanted to birth in a way that was right for me, where I was in control of my body and my baby. 

Some years later, when I had my own baby, I called upon a doula for support and it was one of the best decisions I ever made! Tragically, my husband at the time had passed away very suddenly when I was pregnant with our son, and I knew I needed as much support as I could get. My doula held me with such beauty and strength throughout my pregnancy and birth. I also focused on helping my body to be as strong as it could be with yoga, pregnancy pilates and drawing on my previous long-distance running mental focus. I had the birth that I wanted, with my little boy being born safely and swiftly at home. I felt empowered, strong and in control. It was the most incredible day of my life. 

My own birth journey and my belief in women, in the female body and our feminine strength has all led me to wanting to support other women to believe in themselves, in their bodies and in their own birth journey. 

I'm based near Lewes, East Sussex, with my husband Jon, my son Ivor and our two fur babies Lila (cat) and Bodhi (dog). So I can feel good in my body, I love my own yoga practice, dancing whenever I can and lots of walks in the South Downs. I also relax by cooking yummy foods for myself and my family. 

 

All my love and strength to you in this beautiful journey of parenthood.

Gabrielle x

Gabrielle, The Birth Journey
The Birth Journey
Gabrielle, The Birth Journey

TRAINING

Training and Experience

DOULA TRAINING

  • Nurturing Birth, Birth & Postnatal Doula Distance Course

  • Younique Postnatal - Understanding Newborns Workshop

  • Katie James Breastfeeding and lactation: the fundamentals online course

  • Spinning Babies Birth Practices

  • Postnatal Rebozo Massage and Closing Ritual, with Sophie Messager

  • Recognised Birth & Postnatal Doula and Member of Doula UK

YOGA TRAINING

  • 200HR YTT Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Suzanne Faith Slocum-Gori 

  • 40HR Continued Education Immersion with Suzanne Faith Slocum-Gori

  • 40HR Well Woman Yoga Therapy with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli 

  • 25HR Fertility Yoga Teacher Training with Bliss Baby Yoga 

  • 85HR Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Sally Parkes 

  • Member of Yoga Alliance Professionals 

Katie, Postnatal client

"Gabrielle has been absolutely brilliant and I couldn't recommend her more highly.She seems genuinely passionate about her work and I'm truly grateful for her emotional support of me in addition to her physical support."
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