Breast Feeding

Can I Encapsulate My Placenta If?

Having spoken to numerous women who have encapsulated their placentas, I have received nothing but positive feedback.   Women often ask if they can have placenta encapsulation in different scenarios, so I turned to my good friend Jenny from Mama Bird Doula, an IPEN trained member of the Placenta Remedies Network for the answers.   Can […]

By Samantha, ago

Closing the Bones and Rebozo Massage for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond – Maesycwmmer, South Wales

This course is accredited by IPHM, and offers up to 7 hours CPD credit upon completion. This intensive one day training course will cover theoretical points including the history and cultural context of rebozo use, current research into the technique, anatomy, pathology and physiological effects of this and closing the bones on the body. We will also discuss the current professional practice guidelines, insurance and regulations relating to this practice and pregnancy care in general. The practical element of the day will cover sifting the hips, belly rocking and binding, traditional sacral abdominal massage and closing the bones, appropriate massage oil blends for the practice, shaking the apples, sifting, hip squeeze and belly lifts. We will also cover the possibility of extending the practice into a full body treatment, working with others to rock and bind, and the use of tools, drum and song to enhance the practice.

By Samantha, ago

South Wales Home Birth Meet Up

General Get Together for the South Wales Home Birth and Hopefuls Group – general home birthy talk and setting the world to rights. (There is no business insurance for this as a peer to peer support group).  Please contact me for address details HERE.  Please avoid parking outside white house opposite – bring a torch […]

By Samantha, ago

3 Wishes Fairy Festival – Cornwall UK

I will be at Karen Kays 3 Wishes Fairy Festival with my family. If you are going come and find me and say hello. You can see me and my adorable children at the front of the header picture. Samantha Gadsden is an experienced Doula, based close to Cardiff in South Wales, mother to 4 […]

By Samantha, ago

South Wales Home Birth Meet Up

General Get Together for the South Wales Home Birth and Hopefuls Group - general home birthy talk and setting the world to rights. (There is no business insurance for this as a peer to peer support group).  Please contact me for address details HERE.  Please avoid parking outside white house opposite - bring a torch […]

By Samantha, ago

Samantha Gadsden walks with women on their journey's through life. She is a feminist, a birth educator, a doula, a believer in and supporter of women and birth photographer living just outside Caerphilly in the South Wales Valleys with her husband Eddie and her 3 younger children.



Please contact her to guest blog and share your life and birth stories.


"Your Journey, Your Body, Your Baby, Your Birth"