About me

This is my promise:

No woman will ever feel lonely in their journey to parenthood.

My name is Alexandra and I am a Parent-Infant professional with training in the psychology of parent-infant relationships through the discipline of psychoanalytic infant observation and child development.

 

I am a Birth and Postnatal Doula, trained with Nurturing Birth, a Brazelton UK registered Newborn Behaviour Observations practitioner and a Developmental Baby Massage instructor.

I am a cesarean mother to my first boy and a VBAC warrior during covid times to my second.

 

I am the founder of The Holding Mother, where I offer special sessions and holistic support with a therapeutic approach to families so they feel informed, emotionally held, and empowered all the way from pregnancy to birth and the early months of a new life with a baby. 

My job is to help you become confident in your journey to motherhood. I will give you tools and resources to help you advocate for the birth you want and support your choices in your preparation to becoming a mother.

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  • Birth and Postnatal Doula, trained with Nurturing Birth

  • MA 'Psychoanalytic Observational Studies' (Pre-clinical training in child and adolescent psychotherapy, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust)

  • Newborn Behavioural Observation practitioner - NBO (Brazelton Centre UK)

  • ABM Breastfeeding Mother Supporter (Association of Breastfeeding Mothers)

  • Developmental Baby Massage Teacher, trained and certified by Peter Walker

  • PgCert in 'Baby and Family Sciences' (Gomes-Pedro Brazelton Foundation, Portugal)