Name: Melanie Keddie
Services: I am an antenatal teacher, breastfeeding peer supporter and I’m training to be a Birth Doula. I run Birth ROCKS Bournemouth, monthly childbirth preparation courses.
A bit about me: I decided to become a Doula and childbirth educator because I believe that there is nothing more rewarding than supporting women through the most important journey of their life and helping to make their experience the absolute best that it can be.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
I’m a birth Doula and childbirth educator and I’m passionate about supporting women through the most important journey of their life – their journey into motherhood and beyond.
For many years, I have worked as a Marketing Manager in different jobs including retail, charity and insurance. I have been privileged to have some fantastic jobs. However it was only after the birth of my 2nd daughter in 2016 that I realised what I’m really meant to be doing with my life!
I discovered a passion for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and babies and I decided that I needed to become a doula and childbirth educator. When I found out that lactation consultants were no longer freely available as they had been when I had my first child, I also decided that I wanted to train to help support women with their breastfeeding journeys too.
I trained to be a Breastfeeding Peer Support Volunteer with Families and Babies Dorset (FAB) and passed the course in February 2017. I volunteer at weekly groups, supporting mums who need information and guidance with breastfeeding. I also trained to be a Birth ROCKS Registered Mentor so that I could offer antenatal education with a difference!
I have enrolled with BirthBliss on their Doula UK accredited course in July 2018 and I would love to join you on your journey, to give you the support you need, for whichever part of your journey you require or for the whole trip!
I will complete my Doula training course in July and will be offering discounted rates for a short period afterwards.
Whatever you choose, and whatever road your labour takes you down, I will be by your side to support you for as long as you need me.
Bournemouth Dorset United Kingdom