Professional antenatal and postnatal support and birth photography from one of the most experienced and popular doula and hypnobirthing experts in the Berkshire and in the Surrey areas.
Based in Sandhurst, near Bracknell, Camberley and Reading.

Helping you welcome the pitter-patter of tiny feet into your world with essential support and genuine warmth.

You’re pregnant. Sensational news!

Now what?

As you navigate your way through your pregnancy, your thoughts will naturally stray towards the birth itself. It’s the final chapter of your pregnancy, but the first chapter of your new life with your baby. So it’s worth considering your options carefully.

What will really help you on the day?
What do you want from the experience?
How do you want to welcome your new little one?

As a qualified birth and postnatal doula and antenatal teacher, I offer a considered and deeply personal kind of care. With years of experience in supporting new parents, I can help you explore and whittle down the often overwhelming range of choices placed in front of you before, during and after birth.

I take the time to get to know you, listen to you, and learn your story as if it were my own. This allows me to know instinctively what and when you need something and to prioritise you.

Any birth support expert worth his or her salt will tell you that the most important skill in our line of work is a working pair of ears!

I’m here to offer solutions if that’s what you need, and a hug because sometimes that’s all you need.
Let’s chat

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Birth Photography

Welcoming a baby into the world is such a life-changing, seismic event…but not everyone considers having it professionally photographed!

Trust me, once you get past the “You want to photograph the baby crowning? Won’t that make for pretty gory photos?!” way of thinking, you’ll see the utter gorgeousness of beautiful birth photography.

Erika Townend Birth supporting a Doula client at a homebirth

Doula Services

Very different from a midwife or a birthing partner, a professional birthing doula is a non-medical companion who supports you during labour and birth. We’re expertly trained to provide continuous, personal, one-on-one care, as well as solutions and physical and emotional support to you and your partner.

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Hypnobirthing.

Is it a fad? Is it just for hippie-types who don’t believe in Western medicine? Is it difficult? No, no and no. There are so many misconceptions about hypnobirthing and I’m here to debunk the myths and give you the facts so you can make well-informed, confident choices. Investing in this popular, immensely calming technique might just be the best decision you ever made. 

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Birth Centre Water Hypnobirth

WITH GROUP B STREP I woke up at 8 am on the 15th of January. I knew something was happening as the type of feeling I was having I had not felt before with the Braxton hicks. My husband and I cuddled in bed for a few hours, then got up and made breakfast. By 11 am they...

How the movies helped!

I was a week overdue and starting to get a little impatient! I’d had a couple of acupuncture appointments, reflexology and been doing all manner of meditation and visualisations but the little guy was staying put! On Thursday morning I had a membrane sweep and my...

Celebrating New Years Day!

Celebrating New Years Day!

Just wanted to drop you an email to let you know our beautiful boy arrived with us at 10:53 pm 10 days early on New Years Day weighing an impressive 9.5lbs. Thanks to the classes with Erika Townend Birth and my amazing midwife J, I was able to have a water birth in...