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For years I followed the most common unspoken rule for mums – if you’re struggling, don’t talk about it.

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times of our life, the problem is no one tells us how overwhelming it can be. Before having your baby, you thought it was going to be nothing but amazing, you probably didn’t even think about the actual birth and thought motherhood would come naturally to you.

Now you’re here, you’re anxious, overwhelmed and realised… it’s not that simple.

Manisha Sheth | Muslim Doula | Nurturing Mama

 

Hi!

I’m Manisha and I help mums manage and ease pregnancy & postpartum anxiety so they feel calmer and more in control.

You’re here because…

 

➡ This is your first baby and you’re struggling to get to grips with the changes happening to you or your life.

 

➡ You’ve had a previous loss or struggled with infertility which is making you constantly worry and stress if this pregnancy will be ok. 

 

➡ You’ve suffered a traumatic birth or have a history of anxiety, depression or PND and don’t want it to happen again.

 

➡ You’re finding everything so hard and aren’t enjoying your pregnancy or motherhood as much as you thought you would (or should!)

 

I want to tell you something I wished I said to myself years ago…

It doesn’t have to be this way

I don’t offer a magic pill to deal with your anxiety and don’t promise that things will be perfect (because it never is) ! What I DO offer is compassion, guidance, mentorship and support so you can feel more calm, confident, in control and know how to manage your anxieties. I use a combination of counselling skills, antenatal & postpartum education, anxiety management techniques as well as my own experience of overcoming the worst.

If you’re having a stressful pregnancy, feeling scared of birth, or struggling to deal with your negative thoughts and emotions, I’ll help you work through it. We’ll create a safe space where you can completely unload so you can feel lighter and clearer so we can implement simple strategies so stop them controlling you. I’ll also teach you how your body works, what to expect during birth and after, as well as effective tools to help you stay relaxed. 

If you’ve had you’re baby in the last couple of years and are finding being a mum hard, forgotten who you are or feel like you’re not good enough. I’ll help you to process your emotions, overcome your struggles and understand yourself and your baby better so you can be a confident, guilt-free mum. 

” I cannot speak highly enough of the support offered by Manisha following the birth of my second son. She is approachable, friendly, caring and incredibly skilled at what she does. I would highly recommend to any new or existing mums struggling to get to grips with the emotional change that motherhood brings..” Amazing mumpreneur of 2

I struggled for 4 years to have my boys but one thing I wasn’t expecting was the challenges I that I faced when I had them as well as the conflicted feelings I had, There was no support or awareness of what I was going through but instead high expectations to be ‘perfect’ and a ‘super-mum’. I suffered with PND and Postpartum Anxiety, which led to my physical health completely deteriorating leaving me with chronic migraines. I didn’t understand what was happening to me, I felt ashamed so I didn’t get help until there was no choice, nearly 2 years on.

I’m now dedicated to supporting mums using evidence-based education, effective techniques and non-judgemental support. Every mum deserves the opportunity to have a positive pregnancy, calm birth, and build a relationship with their children that works for them. Without the mum-guilt. 

As well as the 1:1 support I give to my clients, I also run a Free Facebook Group: The Calm Mama Club and co-created the Complete Pregnancy Preparation Programme

My focus is on your emotional and mental well-being. I’ve trained as a KG Hypnobirthing and a Real Birth Teacher, which are both accredited by The Royal College of Midwives. I’ve also done additional training in Aromatherapy, Postnatal Depression, Managing Anxiety, Domestic Abuse as well as my current training to become a Qualified Counsellor.

In a world where there’s so much information on what you should and shouldn’t do to have a ‘good’ birth and a be a ‘good’ mum, I look at YOU. I provide an all-round, non-judgemental and holistic approach according to YOUR needs, so you manage your thoughts and feel more calm and confident.

Come on over and join my Facebook Community and connect with me on Insta & LinkedIn 👇👇👇