Chaya is the mother of two children (both born vaginally). Her journey to becoming a doula began during her own labour. She felt unsupported until a friend arrived to offer encouragement. Later Chaya became a supporter herself when she attended a friend who was giving birth. These two experiences made her realise the value of the support that one woman can offer another and inspired her to train as a doula with Dr. Michel Odent in 1999.
Chaya has now been supporting mothers and their families for over 25 years. She is an experienced NCT antenatal teacher, baby massage practitioner and breastfeeding peer supporter. She attends regular professional update training sessions and holds her own Insurance. She is a member of www.findmydoula.co.uk
She lives in the city of Bath and believes passionately that no woman or birthing person should feel alone when giving birth and that it should be an enriching and empowering experience.
You can read Chaya’s birth story at: http://www.tellmeagoodbirthstory.com/birth-stories/chaya-s-story