Our Services


Prepare yourself to enjoy a positive birth journey.

With hypnobirthing, Joan will explain how well equipped you already are, and teach you the skills to leave fear outside the birthing environment. This will help you to remain calm, confident and in control of your birth. She offers couples lots of choice with private and group classes, evenings or weekends with sessions based in Harpenden & St Albans.

Find our more about Joan at: www.birthwell.co.uk

Post-Natal Doula Support

It is our aim is to ease your family into your new life by offering comfort and support, whether it be practically or emotionally.

We often refer to Post Natal Doulaing as “Mothering the Mother”.  This new and challenging time can bring many rewards but it can be tough for so many reasons, every mother and baby is different.   Often a new mum just needs a reassuring and supportive presence and we are flexible in how we support our families. It may be that you only require a few hours here and there or you need a consistent Doula most days for a few months. Elisabeth, Julia, and Lucy are all post-natal doulas.

Find out more about Julia at: www.doulajulia.com

Pregnancy Massage
Lucy is a massage therapist with over 23 years experience and has worked in palliative care for 12 of those years.  She works with many women during pregnancy and after birth.
Pregnancy Reflexology

Elisabeth works with pregnant women in her Garden Sanctuary and helps mothers to prepare their body for an active labour. A Registered General Nurse (now retired) she holds Diploma’s in Psychology, Aromatherapy and Reflexology for Pregnancy and Birth. She has undertaken further training in ‘Debriefing your Birth’ which complements the training she received as a Samaritan volunteer and trainer.

Find out more about Elisabeth at: www.thegardensanctuary.co.uk