I qualified as a midwife in Italy in 2009 and moved to the UK in 2010. Since then I have worked in London at St Thomas Hospital in the delivery suite, antenatal and postnatal wards. I have always been interested in natural therapies therefore in 2011 I obtained an ABC level 3 qualification in Reflexology at The Central London College of Reflexology. The certification includes, maternity reflexology with Sally Earlam, chinese foot massage and spinal reflexology. In 2014, I qualified as an ITEC massage therapist at The School of Natural Therapies in London and I subsequently trained in pregnancy massage. Moving to Leeds has opened my eyes to the world of contraception and sexual health where I trained with the Faculty of Sexual Health in contraception and sexual health. The course has given me an insight into a rounded view of women and their sexual health, from conception to birth. I recently gained my certificate as a KGHypnobirthing teacher (accredited by the Royal College of Midwives) which has helped me to improve my already good knowledge in supporting women during the amazing journey of pregnancy and birth.
I am a strong believer in a gentle, natural and holistic approach to pregnancy and birth and with all the experience that I have gained in the past years, I have decided to put my qualifications together to help women and couples during their journey of pregnancy and to the amazing experience of becoming parents.
So I am giving birth to Rhea
Rhea is a character in Greek mythology, the Titaness daughter of the earth goddess Gaia and the sky god Uranus as well as sister and wife to Cronus. She is known as "the mother of gods" and she is the goddess of female fertility, motherhood and generation.
When I read this I thought, what better name then the goddess of fertility and motherhood to support a pregnant woman during one of the most important moments of a woman life. To make a woman find her safe space, to give the possibility of releasing her fears and discover the power of a goddess that is hidden in every woman, to empower herself towards the accomplishment of becoming a mother and hold the baby in her arms.
I also have a hobby of knitting and crocheting especially for babies. See the link below if you are interested