Hello my name is Hanna! Tia Abuela (Great Aunty).
I live with my husband Gavin and our two daughters, Tehya and Lolah Blue. We have two crazy and very loveable rescue dogs Lara and Leo! We have a large and wonderful extended family that we all adore and are very close to, Gavin’s sister and my 5 siblings mostly all have children and all of the cousins are much loved and all the children are wonderful friends. So, all in all we are very blessed!
I am deeply passionate about family, friendship, community and village! I am an advocate for support and supportive networks and feel strongly that we function at our best as a ‘part’ of something bigger than just ‘ourselves’. This was in part, what inspired my business name, the translation of which is ‘great aunt’… I am dedicated to supporting families and love the stories of ’wise women – great aunties’ who (in Western culture sadly mostly lost) live as part of a wider community, offering support, knowledge, guidance and love!
In my role as doula / child-birth companion and postnatal support advocate, this concept of the ‘wise woman – great aunt’ is at the centre of what I do. Bringing the families, I work with; my knowledge, a wealth of evidence-based research and literature from my library, my experience, my expertise, my passion…my heart, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a champion and advocate if necessary.
I read a quote in a wonderful article some time ago, the doula described herself as ‘a silent ninja’. I love that idea; a silent ninja doula!