I moved to England from Moscow in 2011 with my husband. I gave birth to my children in London in maternity centers in 2012 and 2014.
We live in Southwest London in the Wimbledon area. Living in Wimbledon inspired me to take on tennis, but I love all kinds of sports and being active. Walking, cycling through London parks, yoga, Pilates and meditation are an integral part of my life. I get great pleasure from attending various cultural events like exhibitions, museums and theaters.
Whilst my professional life started with career in finance, I knew nothing about doulas before I had my children but I have decided to become one following the transformational experience during my labour.
My journey began with attendance of doula courses, meeting colleagues, interacting with pregnant women to allow me to develop a better understanding of my role and how I can work with my future clients. In 2017, I completed a doula course in London.
I am constantly learning and actively using the acquired knowledge and skills such as rebozo massage, breastfeeding consultation, HypnoBirthing, aromatherapy, support with postpartum recovery and postpartum closing.
I confess that it is a real happiness for me to connect to pregnant women and new mothers, listen to them, support them, share experiences and instil confidence in them.