“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”
HI BEAUTIFUL MAMA.
I'M MAUREEN, IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU.
I'm a mother, artist and healer living on the Isle of North Uist. I trained with the Rent Tent Doulas in 2020 to become the first (and currently only) birth Doula and keeper in the Outer Hebrides.
I'm passionate about helping birthing women discover their power to have the gentle, natural birth they deserve. My love of all things motherhood and birth began when my son arrived earthside on the Isles of Lewis just before Christmas 2019.
I fought hard to have the natural birth I desired, but my labour was full of trauma. Despite all my solo preparation, at times I felt helpless and wished I had a trained birth companion by my side.
With a newborn still in my arms, I decided to fill this much needed gap for the women of Uist and become the island's first doula.
Photo by Samantha Louise Photography