Andrea Allen


About Me

I am a British expat mother of two Oscar and Maisie. Oscar was born in the UK in a midwife unit and Maisie was born in Dubai in a Hospital. I have lived in Dubai with my family since 2008. I have always been very passionate about birth and wellbeing. After my own births I decided to train as a Doula to help support families through their journey of being a parent. I later trained to be a Baby Massage and Yoga Instructor and Breastfeeding Counselor as I felt there was so little of the much needed community support. I am also the founder of Out of the Blue a support group for women suffering with Antenatal/Postnatal Depression or Postpartum Psychosis.


Experience and Qualifications

  • I am a fully certified Baby Massage & Yoga Instructor through the Federation of Holistic Therapists

  • am a fully certified Doula with Nurturing Birth and I also trained with DONA international since 2009

  • I am a certified Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor

  • I have completed a course for working with Muslim families during birth


My philosophy

I absolutely love being a pre and postnatal Doula and Breastfeeding Counselor, I am frequently in awe of the amazing ladies I watch bringing their darling babies into the world. Education is the key, the more you and your partner educate yourselves about your birth preferences and rights the more empowered you become and believe in yourself and your ability to birth your way. 

 

I also truly believe in the benefits of Baby Massage & Yoga and absolutely love running these courses and seeing both mum and baby benefit from them.