Zelle Baggaley

Name: Zelle Baggaley
Location: Dorchester
Services: Mentored Birth Doula, Mentored Postnatal Doula, Belly Casting, Birth Photography
A bit about me: Hi, I’m Zelle, and I’m known as the lighthouse for my ability to provide a safe harbour and calm reassurance during people’s birth experiences.

My purpose as your doula is to make you feel loved and supported – a listening ear, source of information, feeder of delicious cookies; someone who’s on your side and who raises up your voice.

I pride myself on an evidence-based approach but I think a large part of ensuring people get the birth they want is a whole-person, holistic view of birth; I’m always open to new ideas!

I work a lot with people who’ve not had the best time with previous births – as the Community Lead for the Birth Trauma Association I run weekly peer support sessions, and you can also book in 3 Step Rewind or private birth debriefing sessions. I represent the BTA on the #ButNotMaternity coalition, alongside pregnancy charities AIMS and Birthrights.

My favourite thing about being a doula is helping people find the tools they need to make their own magic.

When I’m not supporting people, you can find me chilling out with a glass of red wine and a crochet hook watching absolutely dreadful sci-fi.

And you? You’re a kind person who has an idea of how you want your birth to go and just need a reliable hand to get there. And that’s me.

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_Professional Development_

Doula Training – BirthBliss Academy, June 2019

Birth and Postnatal Doula Training
NCFE Cache Counselling Level 2 – Newbury College, November 2019C

Counselling Basics 6 Month Course
Birth Trauma Conference – Make Birth Better – London – January 2020

Beyond Bea Baby Loss Workshop – March 2020

Maternity and Midwifery Festival – January 2021

Biomechanics for Birth – Optimal Birth – January 2021
Training on how to resolve obstructed labours

Trauma Informed Training – Make Birth Better – February 2021
Training on how to provide trauma informed support

Racism in Obstetrics – Red Tent Doulas and Abuela Doula – March 2021
Workshop on the roots of obstetrics

Hypnobirthing Practitioner Training – Mama Serene – March 2021
Training on offering hypnobirthing and 3 Step Rewind for Birth Trauma

Access to Higher Education: Midwifery – East Sussex College – Ongoing
A pre-university course to study Midwifery

Website: www.zellethedoula.com
Email: glbaggaley@gmail.com
Phone: 07475 689519
Facebook: Zelle The Doula
Instagram: @Zellethedoula

Zelle Baggaley
24 Eddison Avenue
Dorchester DT1 1NY
United Kingdom