Snuggles and Smiles Baby Classes and Doula Services is a small business run by Kimberley Boyd, in Lincolnshire UK.
I offer emotional, practical and educational support to you before, during and after the birth of your baby with the following services...….
Birth and Postnatal Doula
Women's Emotional Health Coaching
Breastfeeding Peer Support
Baby Sensory/Messy Play
I hope that you can find something that appeals to you whatever stage you are at on your journey. My passion lies with being a hand to hold for women at times when they may feel a little lost or overwhelmed, need guidance or reassurance and someone to support them during this transitional stage of their lives.
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What is a Doula?
Why should I book a Doula?
What is Hypnobirthing?
How does Baby Massage/Baby Yoga benefit me and my baby?
I would love to chat more to you over a coffee about how I can support you so please do get in touch. I feel it is really important you find the right Doula for you and that we are the right 'fit' for each other to go forward on this journey together.
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Abit about me......
I am a mum to two beautiful girls and the owner of Snuggles and Smiles Baby Classes and Doula Services. My background is in Early Years working various roles with babies and new parents. I trained in Baby Massage first back in 2013 after having my second daughter. Things didn't exactly go the way I planned with my pregnancy, birth or postnatal period and for many reasons I became very anxious, my anxiety became so bad I ended up with post natal depression and really struggled in the first few months of Matilda's life. I attended a local Baby Massage class to try help my recovery and it was just amazing. It benefitted me and my baby so much. During our time at the class funding was cut and the classes stopped which was so sad but it made me want to help other parents like me and provide these classes privately so that is what brought me to train and I'm so glad I did! I have worked with hundreds of families since and seen first hand the difference it has made.
I made the jump to start my own business properly full time (after running classes alongside my job in a nursery) in Jan 2015 and added Baby Yoga amongst other things to my services. I can honestly say it was the best decision I made and my business has gone from strength to strength and is still growing - I believe we are continuously learning and evolving and I love training and learning new skills to better myself and the service I provide.
I became a teacher trainer for 'To Baby and Beyond' the company who I trained with in 2016 and teach other professionals the massage and yoga courses. I have trained hundreds of students across the country and also love this side to my work mentoring others to spread the love.
June 2018 brought a new adventure for my business after some very kind mamas in the community raised the funds for me to do my Doula training and I am currently working towards my full recognition with Doula UK practicing as a mentored Doula. This is something I have always wanted to do as I have such a passion to support and empower women to trust in their own intuition and abilities in a world where information can be confusing and misleading and birth has become so medicalised. I want to help women see birth as their greatest achievement and to look forward to a positive beautiful experience not for it to be something they fear. Preparing couples for the arrival of their baby is also something I am also passionate about, understanding the realities of life with a newborn baby and providing support through each step of their journey.
My most recent training in 2019 was with the Positively Blooming Coach Academy to become a Women's Emotional Health Coach and Hypnobirthing Practitioner. I have learnt so much about myself during this training and feel after completion I am the absolute best version of myself to go out and help others. You don't have to live with anxiety - you have the power to change your mind and trust me its easier than you think, you just have to be willing to make the effort to change.
Hypnobirthing can be a realy powerful tool you can use in birth to enusre a calm and positive outcome.
I will be launching this addition to my business in early 2020.
I now feel my business has the full package and lots to offer to support women and their families before, during and after the birth of their baby.
Finally family life! I am a busy mum to my two beautiful girls.....Ella is 13 and Matilda is 8, as I said above my girls are my inspiration behind what I do and all the experiences I've been through myself have spurred me to create the business and what I offer my clients, I often refer to my own experiences during classes, this is not to influence you but to make me more relatable and personable so you can see I have empathy - when I say I understand to a parent who is struggling - I really do, ive been there!
We live with my husband Martin and our Labrador Max and love going to the cinema, swimming and walkies. Saturday night pizza night is also a big fave!
My qualifications so far (which I am happy to share with you should you wish to see them) NVQ Level 3 in childcare learning and development, Diploma in Teaching Infant Massage, Diploma in Teaching Baby Yoga, Diploma in Teaching Toddler Yoga, Story Massage, Paediatric First Aid/Emergency First Aid at Work, Makaton Foundation Course, Level 3 in Teacher Training, Birth Bliss Aspiring Doula 4 day course, Breastfeeding Peer Support training, Rebozo for Birth workers, Aromatherapy for Birth Workers, Women's Emotional Health Coaching and Hypnobirthing Diploma, Supporting parents through Infant Loss and I also have a clear DBS check and full public liability insurance with Holistic Insurance.
It is an honour to work with new/expectant families on this beautiful (sometimes difficult and challenging) journey, I absolutely love my job so thankyou for allowing me to be a part of it and I look forward to working with many more of you in the years to come.
Remember no question is a silly question and I am always available to lend a listening ear xx
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