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lorna allen
If you’re here because you are pregnant or have just given birth, congratulations!
Hi, I’m Lorna (AKA Birmingham Doula). I’m mum to 2  grown ups, born in 1989 and 1993 and grandma to a gorgeous bundle born in 2016. I had 2 very different births and, single-handedly raised 2 amazingly wonderful young people.
I’m  a ‘recognised doula‘ which means that I have gained the experience necessary to complete the Doula UK recognition process.
After spending 20+ years supporting moms, dads and their children – coordinating family health services, promoting and supporting breastfeeding, teaching infant massage etc. I found my purpose and became a doula.

During my time as a birth and postnatal doula I have supported many births and although I’m passionate about all births, VBACs (vaginal birth after caesarean) and positive birth experiences after previous traumatic births are the ones that make my heart really sing.

I don’t profess to be a ‘birth geek’, I’m told it’s my experience and reassuringly calm and confident nature that moms are drawn to.

Lorna is unique, intelligent, smart, very responsive and empathetic woman. She is like guardian angel and her presence is calming and protective.  I will never forget how much she helped me, and the special birth experience I had.”

A bit more about me – When I’m not caring for mums, dads-to-be and their babies, I like music, dance salsa, adore theatre, love good food and spending time with my family.
My Philosophy:

First and fore-mostly, I’m a mom supporter; yes, babies are lovely and squidgy but when you’re pregnant or you’re a new mom, everyone is about the baby. I’m here just for YOU!

My motto is happy mom, happy everyone!

Oh by the way, you won’t see any information about my own birthing experiences here as what I do as a doula is about you, not about me. However, if you have questions about my services, click here or just get in touch and ask!

Skills and qualifications:

NNEB (Nursery Nurse) – 1987

Breastfeeding training (PCT), Weaning training, Smoking cessation, Infant massage teacher training (Touch Learn) – 2004 – 2007

Doula course (Developing Doulas) – 2012

Benkung Belly Wrapping (a postnatal service) – 2014

Rebozo work – techniques for preventing and resolving malposition

Mizan Therapy – 2015

KG Hypnobirthing – 2016

Mother warming – care of the postnatal woman – 2016

Supporting Every Birth – supporting families through baby loss and pregnancy after baby loss – 2017

Enhanced DBS (renewed yearly)

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