Hi ... I'm Linzi

Here is a little bit about me…..

I live just outside Glasgow with my husband and 4 kids.

I have had an interest in pregnancy and birth for as long as I can remember. I had planned to study midwifery when I settled down but after my first baby, I kind of lost the passion. I had a straightforward pregnancy and birth but I definitely felt like I didn’t have any say in my birth. I wasn’t sure it was the career for me. Babies 2 and 3 came along and I suffered from post-natal depression both times. I didn't think there was anything I could have done to prevent it. 

The turning point came in 2018 when I found out we were expecting our 4th baby. I started to dig a bit deeper to see if there was anything I could do to reduce my chances of developing PND this time.

I researched about my hormones in pregnancy, the connection between my brain and body and the best environment to support this. I had no idea I could have saved so much time by learning all of this and more by taking a hypnobirthing course!

We decided on a homebirth. It just felt like the right thing for us. We had the best support from our midwives. They were so respectful and unobtrusive. I felt so calm and supported. I actually didn't believe I was in labour!

Penny was born in the pool at home on the 3rd February 2019. It felt bloody amazing! For the first time in my life I totally trusted myself and my body. I was in awe of what my body could achieve. It's a day myself and my family will cherish forever. 

Ever since, I have immersed myself in all things pregnancy, birth and beyond. I studied Maternity Care at college, completed my Breastfeeding Peer Support training and the icing on the cake....I became a qualified Hypnobirthing Instructor. Now I get to share my knowlege and passion supporting families prepare for the most important day of their lives. This includes the wonderful people I support as a doula for Amma Birth Companions. I absolutly love what I do!