Hannah Hollander
Doula
Bexleyheath, England
1 years of experience
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About me

Hello I’m Hannah. Wife to my husband, mum to our three children, and lover of family home-discos, prosecco Fridays and sitting by our log burner. I’d been a stay-at-home mum since the birth of our second child. Previously, I worked with families who had young children with autism. I felt honoured to be invited into their lives and homes as they learned to accept and live with autism. I knew that when I returned to work, I wanted to continue supporting families. After our first birth, my husband and I felt so much love for our daughter and such joy, while also experiencing anxiety, exhaustion and overwhelm like never before. The bubble of our new family of three was incredible, but was often popped with feeding worries and differing opinions and advice, rather than being kept intact with unbiased emotional and practical support. My desire to support new mothers and their babies began and grew after the birth of each of our children. Our family unit continued to change, meaning the support we needed changed too. Looking back, I realise that I didn’t place enough value on my own self-care after having a baby. So much emphasis is placed on the baby; their health and wellbeing, that the mum and her physical recovery and wellbeing is often overlooked. Now, following my postpartum experiences and with my children all in school it has been a privilege to become a postnatal doula and massage therapist. During your pregnancy, I can ease aches and pains, provide relaxation and enhance oxytocin flow with pregnancy massage. I provide an antenatal session, discussing and exploring the impact and changes that the arrival of a newborn may have on your family, some of which may not have yet crossed your mind. This encourages you to consider in more depth the support you might need and how and with whom you can access this. It is just as valuable for second and third-time parents as for those expecting their first baby. Once your baby has arrived, I can listen to you, as you tell me about your birth experience, how you’re feeling that day, or how your previous night has been. I will support you as you feed your baby; make you drinks and snacks, make you more comfortable, provide insight and support with breast and bottle feeding and share feeding resources and services. I can make you simple meals, prepare you a bath, hold baby while you sleep and help with the mounds of babygro washing. I can attend postnatal appointments or mother and baby services with you, and play and assist with siblings. I can aid your physical and emotional recovery after birth with postnatal massage, treating the tense and aching muscles that come with feeding, carrying, putting prams up and down, and the worries that come with parenthood. I will tailor my support for your family’s needs. The support you need on one day, may be very different to the support you need on another. Please feel free to get in touch for a chat, I look forward to hearing from you, Hannah.

Education

BSc Psychology (2002)

MSc Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual Disabilities (2008)

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) (2011)

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage (2021)

Practitioners Diploma in Pregnancy Massage/Abdominal and Full Body (2022)

Certification and training

ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Complementary Therapist (2021)

Initial Preparation Course for Postnatal Doula - Younique (2021)

Deep Tissue Massage (2022)

Paediatric First Aid (2022)

Level 2 Food Hygiene (2022)

Postnatal Planning (2022)

Intuitive Infant Feeding (2022)

DBS checked (2022)

Memberships and affiliations

Complementary Therapists Association

Doula UK

Behaviour Analyst Certification Board

Specialties
Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Support Massage Massage Therapist Newborn Care Nipple and Breast Pain Parenting Support Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care Postpartum Life Prenatal and Postpartum Massage Therapist
Languages

English

Service introduction

Antenatal session discussing and exploring the impact and changes that the arrival of a newborn may have on your family, some of which may not have yet crossed your mind. This encourages you to consider in more depth the support you might need and how and with whom you can access this. It is just as valuable for second and third-time parents as for those expecting their first baby. In-home postnatal support: Physical support - aiding with comfort during feeding, and physical recovery. Emotional support - debriefing birth experience, previous birth, feeding and postpartum experiences, listening and holding space for parents during the postnatal period. Infant feeding support - breastfeeding and bottle feeding, supporting with latch, positions, aids. Practical support - playing and helping with siblings, preparing snacks and other food, help with laundry, cleaning and sterilising bottles. Informational support - signposting to other professionals and services. Pregnancy massage (after first 12 weeks) / Holistic massage / Deep tissue massage / Postnatal massage (6 weeks to 12 weeks after birth). All for women.

Packages
Postnatal Doula support
20 hours of in-home postnatal support plus a 1.5-2 hour antenatal session.
£400.00
GBP Flat rate
Postnatal Doula support plus massage
40 hours of in-home postnatal support plus a 1.5-2 hour antenatal session and a full body postnatal massage after 6 weeks.
£800.00
GBP Flat rate