Hello, my name is Sallie Shelley and I am a mother of five wonderful children. My philosophy is one of caring, nurturing and embracing the experience that a new life brings.

Whether it's support before, during or after a birth you need I offer a range of services which can be tailored just for you and your family.

My Services

I offer a range of range of services to help you and your family

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My experience

With over a decade as a Doula I've plenty to offer

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What is a doula

How a doula can help you before, during and after a birth

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As a Doula I aim to encourage and empower parents-to-be to have the birth they desire.  To give parents-to-be the information they need to be able to make and be confident with their own choices.

I support the mother in getting to know her baby and help her find her way as a new mother.

I believe the early weeks with your newborn child are very precious and I believe they should be cherished.  I tend to encourage listening to and acting on your feelings. In my experience mums usually know best.

Your baby has spent the best part of nine months growing inside you, being protected in your womb, hearing only your heartbeat, your body sounds and muffled sounds from the outside. Suddenly they are in this big wide world with all this space, new sounds, smells, tastes, sensations that are new to them. Everything is a new experience and can sometimes be a little overwhelming for them, so don’t be afraid to cuddle, comfort and most of all enjoy your baby.

I hope I can give you support and encouragement as well as information to help you enjoy being a parent!

Sallie Shelley

Who is the Doula behind Thameside-Doula?

Within these pages you can find details of my life as a Doula and also some background information about my life too.