Nickita is an experienced Doula in association with IMUK and works closely with Maya midwives.
She has 2 children. Her first daughter 'Sophie' was born in 2008. Nickita had the most traumatic labour which compelled her to ask questions about the 'conveyor belt system' in maternity services. She knew deep down that what she had experienced was not normal. Soon after Sophie was born she started her journey to midwifery but soon realised it was not for her. Nickita believed that midwifery had become over medicalised which steered away from natural birth. Nickita then completed her training to become a Doula and has since served countless women. She has supported them in their choices and provided them with critical information about their choices in childbirth.
After having Sophie, Nickita wanted another child but sadly suffered 9 miscarriages over a 12 year period. Then in July 2020 her miracle baby Dottie was born at home after a beautiful 3 hour labour! No pain, just an intense experience. This was all thanks to the antenatal support she received from Andy Parker. An independent midwife. She gave Nickita the tools to birth the way she desired after the NHS failed to support her choices. To quote "Andy is my friend, my hero and my saviour".
After the incredible antenatal support she received from Andy, Nickita vowed to raise the money the independent midwives needed for their insurance.
As well as a birth worker she is an established singer songwriter. Nickita has made a niche connection with both vocations and has started a campaign to uphold her vow to Andy. Her plan is to;
1) Raise the money needed for IM'S to get their own insurance product
2) Raise awareness about birth choices in the UK and to empower women everywhere.
She has written a single which is available to download now! Also available for streaming on spotify.
Nickita wrote a single which will raise money for the insurance and will be released in March 2021.
Nickita is also the creator of the film "When push comes to shove". Filming will begin in April 2021
Carly is an experienced birth keeper/doula and holistic health practitioner specialising in Women's Support. After working alongside Nickita in a professional capacity, she came on board straight away to help with the When Push Comes to Shove movement. She takes care of the majority of the Social media side of WPCTS and does interviews for the YouTube channel also. Her views and aims directly correlate with the WPCTS Missions and we are very happy to have her on board.
A wife and mother of 4, she has a history in graphic design before moving in to holistic work after becoming a Reiki practitioner 12 years ago. She trained as a doula after years of supporting women in motherhood and women's circle and finding a lack of support during birth directly effects motherhood later on. Carly is very passionate about birth autonomy, home births and the right to birth how you please and where. She is very vocal in the doula communities and runs many free groups in her local community supporting mum's-to-be and new mum's. She is trained in Closing the Bones, Hypnobirthing, 3 Step Rewind for birth trauma, breastfeeding support and more. She volunteers for Neighbourhood Doulas, Doulas without Borders and is a peer supporter for Pregnancy Sickness Support after suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum herself. She s also our chief designer for our shop items
Beverley is the former Chair of AIMS (UK), Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a freelance writer, researcher, campaigner, and mother of two has campaigned to improve maternity care since the birth of her second child in 1976. For six years she was a lay adviser to the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at Oxford and from 1993-1998 was lay member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and a member of the Midwifery Committee of the NMC.
She was a lay member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Maternity Forum, a founder member of CERES (Consumers for Ethics in Research), and is a current member of the RSM's Maternity Forum. She lectures, both nationally and internationally, on consumer issues in maternity care and on the medicalisation of birth.