My name is Juliet Forsyth-Farrelly and I am the Founder and Director of The First Cuddle Birth Coaching. I am a 35 year old mother of two children, who has been living in London for the last 10 years. Originally a Primary School Teacher, I moved into the area of birth coaching after the birth of my first child.
I am a trained hypnotherapist and have a certificate in Intergrated Wellness and Resilience coaching. I am also a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and yoga enthusiast.
After talking with many new parents about their birth experiences, I came to the realisation that there were lot of people who were unhappy with the way their babies had come into the world. They were confused at best, traumatised at worse. They were hurting. They had all the love in the world for their new arrivals but they were broken, bruised and burnt out from labours and births where they felt alone, insignificant and unprepared.
I decided to start The First Cuddle Birth Coaching because I had seen and heard enough to be inspired to action. I already had a keen interest in integrated healthcare – using the best of holistic and mainstream birthing practices to increase wellness. So I trained as a wellness and resilience coach while my youngest child was 3 months old and my 2 year old was trashing the house!
I can now offer a specifically selected range of products to new parents in a package they choose. These are designed to help you feel confident and prepared for your birth journey. I am able to work collaboratively with your healthcare provider or other health professionals. I know it’s about building a team and support network you can rely on to be there, right up until The First Cuddle.