Patricia Whitworth

Patricia Whitworth

Hi, I’m Patricia and I live in Exeter with my partner John. We have two wonderful daughters, Francesca born in 1988 and Erin born in 1999. Giving birth and being a mum has been my life’s most challenging, enriching and rewarding work. Childbirth, whether in hospital or at home, is intended to be a powerful rite of passage, and as such will have positive benefits for the whole family. My passion is to offer women the opportunity to experience birth as it is meant to be.

My inspiration and commitment to working with pregnant women and their families came about as a result of my own experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. After my fairly clinical, yet normal, first birth, I recognised the need to be better prepared next time around, so on my midwife’s advice attended Active Birth and Pregnancy Yoga classes throughout my second pregnancy. I already had confidence in my body’s ability to birth, but the classes opened my mind and provided me with useful tools and knowledge about birth, that I felt was lacking in the NHS perspective, and which would allow me to understand the significance of the choices I made in pregnancy and during childbirth.  As a result my second birth was totally empowering and hugely satisfying for everyone. 
I qualified as a Doula in 2001 and as an Active Birth teacher in 2003.

I have attended many births as a doula since qualifying in 2001, and I am recognized by Doula UK, the governing body for doulas in the UK.

I am a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and have also completed a Meditation module with The British Wheel of Yoga. 

I am a qualified Massage Therapist and Reiki Healer.

I continually keep myself up to date with the latest research/thinking and have attended courses with Michel Odent, Janet Balaskas and Pam England to name a few.

I currently hold weekly Pregnancy Yoga and Active Birth classes for women in Exeter and Taunton, regular Couples Birth Preparation courses, and monthly Motherhood Gatherings.

Doula AssociationBritish
Wheel of Yoga

You can contact Patricia on 01392 438586 or email birthwiseyoga@hotmail.co.uk