About Us

Natalie Meddings

has been an active birth yoga teacher and doula since 2003. She trained with eminent obstetrician and author Michel Odent and founder of the Active Birth Movement, Janet Balaskas. Natalie is the founder of the national support network www.tellmeagoodbirthstory.com, a mother-matching site that supports pregnant women. She currently runs a weekly active birth yoga class in Barnes, South West London. Natalie has three children – Constance who was born in a free-standing NHS birth centre in Edgware, and Pearl and Walter who were born happily into a pool of warm water at home.

Michelle Gerlis

has been a doula since 2005 and teaching hypnobirthing since 2013. Michelle qualified as a homeopath in 1997. She is very active in the local community promoting women’s choice in birth. She is currently a member of the West Middlesex Maternity Services Liaison Committee and in 2015 set up a Positive Birth Movement Group Twickenham Area. Michelle has three children - Sam, Ben and Izzy. All were natural births at West Middlesex hospital.