Meet Kirstie

Hi, I'm Kirstie, I live in Chelmsford, Essex and I’m married to Steve, I am a mum to our 3 year old daughter and I have an 12 year old step son. 

I love anything related to pregnancy, birth, baby’s, being a new parent and yoga!

I love my work, it’s a genuine passion. It’s amazing when I see happy and contented families after I’ve spent some time supporting them. You must do things to make you happy, and the work I do fills me with joy on a daily basis. 

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Yoga Instructor

I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years now! I feel a rush of excitement, but also a wave of calm every time I step on to the mat. Yoga has helped me in so many positive ways and I really want to share this experience with others. I’ve practiced most styles of yoga over the years but Ashtanga soon became my yoga style of choice.

 

Whilst pregnant I realised the benefits of a calmer style of yoga practice and it helped me with pregnancy related anxiety and physical aches and pains due to my changing body.

"Kirstie has no end of positive energy and support to give!"

Doula client 2021

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Dedicated Doula

I am the Chair for the Mid and South Essex Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership and I volunteer for Health Watch Essex as a Maternity Patient Partner. I am passionate about making positive changes to improve your maternity experience. 

I am also The Doula Association Ambassador for Essex and Suffolk, arranging networking events, sharing information and supporting the local Birth Bliss doulas. 

I also volunteer with Barnardo’s Virgin Care, as a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. I love to be involved with all the new families that I meet through this role.

I have an up to date DBS certificate to support my roles.

Experience & Qualifications
  • Birth and Postnatal Doula with Birth Bliss Academy

  • BTEC National Diploma in Childhood studies

  • Breastfeeding Peer Supporter with Barnardo’s Virgin Care

  • Biomechanics for Birth with Molly O’Brien, Optimal Birth

  • EDEXCEL Levels 2 and 3 BTEC Certificates in Life Coaching – Specialising in women’s health

  • Aromatherapy for Childbirth (RCM accredited)

  • Holistic Sleep Coaching Course with Lyndsey Hookway

  • How to run a mother blessing workshop with Sophie Messager

  • Pregnancy, Postnatal and Mother and Baby Yoga Teacher Training with Sally Parkes Yoga (85 hours)

  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Teacher Training Essex

  • Advanced Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training with Sally Parkes Yoga (25 hours).

  • Hot Yoga Teacher Training with 121 Urban Hot Yoga

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga with Essential Training Solutions

  • Antenatal Preparation Workshop with Birth Bliss Academy

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and Early Trauma

  • Safeguarding Children Level 2 Certificate

  • Waterbirth during Covid19 – Keeping midwives, mothers & babies safe, certificate with Diane Garland.

  • Baby Loss training with Beyond Bea

  • Understanding the Infant Microbiome Certificate

  • Anxiety – Helping Young Children to Cope

  • Addressing Postnatal Depression as a Healthcare Professional Certificate.

  • Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA): Identifying & Responding to DVA in Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond.

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid

  • First aid

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