MY PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY
Strength In Support
Kathy is Empowa. I am trained Postpartum Doula, mother of one and have lived in the UK, Thailand and Singapore. As a Postpartum Doula, I bring physical and emotional support to a new mother, and the rest of the family. I combine newborn care with mothercraft, specialising in feeding, breastfeeding support (if required) and gentle routines. My role is to make the transition to parenthood easier for new parents, to help mum during her recovery period, and to ascertain what the family needs help with and provide the instruction.
The name Empowa is a portmanteau of the words Empowerment and Doula - and that is what I bring to the traditional role of a doula - confidence and empowerment in the new person you have become through a combination of hands on support, nurturing, open listening and coaching.
I have had a passion for supporting new mums as a Postpartum Doula since my own experience of postnatal recovery in 2017. My daughter was born in Bangkok and I supported mums through a volunteer network. Now based in Singapore, Empowa provides women and families with postnatal doula services in the form of emotional and physical (non medical) support to empower their parenthood journey.
In 2018 I took my experience to a professional level, with Dona International, and have continued to support this training with continuing professional development courses, including Breastfeeding and Lactation, Safety and Infection Control and Prevention, Mental Health Awareness and Life Coaching.
Then in 2022 I was proud to become a Certified Doula and Infant Care Specialist with ProDoula. A forward thinking International Doula Training and Certification progamme that has provided me with an even wider spectrum of knowledge and capabiltiies.
Of course, all of this is supported by my own journey as a mother, including battling with postnatal depression, 20 years in corporate business and navigating a career at management level in diverse cultures.
I use all of my training, life experience and passion for coaching people to support new mums, and families, through the new challenges they will face. Empowa is all about empowering new mums, and families, to be the very best version of themselves. When a woman gives birth she gives birth to a baby, and a mother. That change in momentum can feel monumental and women are often left feeling like less of the person they used to be, and not knowing the person they have become.
Empowa finds your strengths, from past and present, identifies and empowers you to be the most amazing new version of yourself, be that a SAHM or a driven working parent.
Empowa Your Motherhood
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