Hello, My name is Lexie, I'm a doula, mother and activist from Sandwell.
I trained to be a doula with continuum after my very stressful antenatal journey as a queer disabled parent-to-be. This opened my eyes to injustices and unfair treatment of birthing folk and I needed to do something about it.
Having experience of advocated for children in care and those leaving care I felt my skills would be put to use supporting parents to forge their birth path with respect and dignity. This started with training with the BFN while I waited for spaces to open up with Continuum.
When I'm not working I'm usually found at home with my small half-elf and chosen family either playing some video games or some kind of tabletop role-playing or comforting one of my partners who decided to inflict Studio Ghibli onto himself.
When we're not stuck at home I can be found in a field in costume and make up live-action role-playing (LARP) or wondering our local nature reserve.
I am here to inform and support your choices whatever you decide to do. Be that Freebirth, home birth, caesarian birth, Midwife Led Unit or consultant lead care. I am there to support you and your network. To help empower you to make your birth the birth you've dreamed of.
What this may look like depends on you and I'll work with it.
It could be to produce your own risk assessment to present to an MLU or decorating your space at home and everything in between.
I'm here to provide continuity of care for you and your family. I encourage families by the 4th session to cook a meal with me as I will be there at one of the most intimate times of your life and I have found community meals one of the best bonding excersises.
with Kaz Woodbury et. al.
St Johns Ambulance
Open University, Lived Experience and Activism
AJ Silver, Lived experience and Activism
Lived experience & BFN
Health Professional Academy
Sandwell Women's Aid
Sandwell Womens Aid
The Open University