Supporting
your choices
“Mother the Mother”

Teacher • Doula • Counsellor

Creating a family is one of the most extraordinary times in people’s lives.  The changes can be intense, challenging and one of the most important transitions in your life.  

My aim is to help protect this transition and ease the journey into parenthood.

Throughout my time with you, I’ll inform, support and empower you so you can understand options.  I put your choices at the centre and together we work out what you’d like.

Whether you’re looking for antenatal teaching, support during labour or postnatal support for your first, second or additional family member, I have the skills and experience to help turn the fog of the early days into a joyful and happy parenting experience.

Antenatal
Teacher

I have been teaching with the NCT since 2010 & am qualified as an Excellent Practitioner. I also teach privately in groups or in 1:1 sessions. Happy to discuss your birth options

Birth &
Postnatal Doula

A Doula is an extra support partner either at labour, birth or in the postnatal period. Often referred to as ‘mothering the mother’

Breastfeeding
Counsellor

Breastfeeding support in the comfort of your own home or via Zoom. Help with all feeding options, position & attachment, understanding baby’s needs & mum’s comfort

Parent
Support

Feeding, sleep, mental health, birth trauma, introducing solids, sibling support are just a few of the parenting topics I offer.

About Me

Supporting families since 2010

I started my journey as a birth worker when I qualified as an NCT Antenatal Teacher in 2010.  Since then I’ve been continuously training and qualifying in the parent and baby support world.  Doula, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Holistic Sleep Coach are just a few of my other qualifications.   My time learning new skills to help parents is far from over. 

My passion is helping every parent reach their goals be that in type of birth, way of feeding a baby or parenting.  I always do this with research and evidence based information.

Since 2014, I’ve run two breastfeeding support groups weekly, online and face to face as well as free communities of parents wishing to experience support in pregnancy, parenting, feeding and caring for babies in a kind, gentle, attached parenting style. 

Based outside Salisbury on the South Wiltshire / Dorset / New Forest borders, I’m happy to travel and bring my calm, supportive help to your family. 

Testimonials

Happy Parents

Cally is a breastfeeding guru! There is no one else I would go to for advice. She helped me to breastfeed for the very first time when I thought I’d never be able to. The day I came home with my third baby, feeding was not going to plan, and within minutes I knew exactly who I wanted to speak to. I called Cally in desperation, knowing that she would sort me out! She welcomed me into her home, and sat with me until things were sorted. Even though I suspect it may not have been a convenient time, she seemingly dropped everything for me and my baby. Cally is one of those people who has the knack of making you feel like you’re the only one she cares about. 

Breastfeeding Support

“I would highly recommend Cally and her Doula services. She has been an incredible support to both me and my husband during the birth of our baby girl and then afterwards as well in those first few weeks when you are getting to grips with being a parent and especially with breastfeeding. Knowing she was always at the end of the phone was incredibly reassuring and calming. Cally is empathetic and respectful of your preferences and always has your back, this was exactly who we wanted to help support us. I found her energy was incredible for supporting me during the labour but also to support my husband, when he stepped out for a break she was there holding my hand, I was never alone. There were several points in my labour where we could have had a medical intervention and I feel like due to the support of Cally and her Doula role, we were very fortunate with a vaginal birth. Thank you so much Cally, for everything!”

Doula

The course was fab! Very comprehensive, covered all the relevant topics. I found the video clips particularly very helpful to actually see examples of what we were talking about. Also lots of time to answer our questions, Cally is very knowledgeable and expanded on related topics. Great to have the PowerPoint and links to refer back too, although it’s delivered via zoom it still felt friendly and sociable, especially as Cally set up a WhatsApp group to introduce ourselves beforehand to get to know each other and to provide continued support to each other as we introduce solids. Great value for money, especially as Cally is on the WhatsApp group and is kindly able to answer questions in the future. Cally delivered the course in a relaxed and reassuring way, no question is silly! And also with a great sense of humour : ) thank you!

Introduction to Solids

NCT & Birthpools

NCT

I teach NCT courses on Mondays, Wednesday and the occasional Saturday at St Pauls Church in Salisbury.

Booking is via the NCT website, the link below will take you to the right page, you will need to scroll down to the find a local NCT Antenatal Course Section.

Birthing Pool Hire

I run the Salisbury Homebirth Group.

Our aim is to make it possible for anyone who wishes; to have a Homebirth.

We have 10+ Birth Pools in a Box Mini Versions. We lend you the pool from 37 weeks – 42 weeks. Our minimum hire payment is £5 (although we love more so we can support even more families) and all money made is reinvested into the group to buy or maintain the birthpools.

We also sell pool liners for £40

For more information, please email me at callyedwards@me.com

You can purchase accessories and liners directly from Birth Pool in a Box, and use our 10% discount code here