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About me | Carly Sandland

I am a mother of three and a birth geek, living and working in North London. I am passionate about childbirth and helping women and their partners find the confidence to have the best birth for them.

I am a qualified antenatal, hypnobirthing and Active Birth teacher. I teach Pregnancy Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Couples Yoga and Preparation for Birth workshops. As a doula, I have first-hand experience of supporting mothers and their partners through all kinds of births.

I have spent a long time taking the best bits of all my training and creating classes that will give women the best chance of a straightforward birth. By understanding the body and the physiology of birth, a lot of the fear that surrounds childbirth is removed and women are empowered to believe in themselves and their bodies’ abilities to birth their babies. By being active in labour, using yoga, and utilising the power of their breath, women can find childbirth more manageable.

From my experience of having children and from attending births, I understand how important the birth partner role is, and I nurture that throughout my classes.

I don’t believe in striving for a particular type of birth. Birth, like parenthood, is completely unpredictable so I encourage women to think about all eventualities. Ultimately I want to help you birth with confidence and feel positive about your labour, however your baby is born.

My training

Diploma of Antenatal Education and Doula
Childbirth Education, Bumps 2 Babies International,
Accredited by FEDANT

Active Birth Teacher Training, Active Birth Centre, London
Accredited by FEDANT and the Royal College of Midwives

Postnatal Yoga Teacher Diploma

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
(Independent Yoga Network, Yoga Campus with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli)

KGH Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Diploma.
The course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives
(KG Hypnobirthing)

 Breastfeeding Peer Support (NCT & Breastfeeding Network)