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Co-Owners Sarah Cossey and Sallyann Beresford first met at a regional doula meeting in 2009. Over the next six months their friendship blossomed as they discovered they shared similar approaches to birth and their absolute belief in choices for women. Each had an overwhelming passion to work alongside women and their families, but having worked independently for a number of years, they understood the limitations of working individually. By joining forces, they now work as a team, bringing all their years of experience together. As well as Doula support, they are able to provide an amazing range of antenatal and postnatal courses offering their clients a first class service.

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Sallyann Beresford

Sallyann became interested in supporting women during labour and birth, after her 2nd child was born in 2000. She completed a comprehensive doula training course with Michel Odent, and set up her own business called Doulabirth. She worked independently as a doula for many years before meeting Sarah, and during this time trained as an Antenatal yoga teacher, & baby massage instructor. She is very passionate about women’s choice regarding pregnancy and birth, so alongside running Birthability and raising her 4 children, she is chair of the local Maternity Services Liaison Committee.

Sarah Cossey

Sarah has been teaching antenatal courses in Warwickshire for over 7 years, and has taught over 3,000 couples across the region. She trained as an NCT birth companion in 2010 and received certified accreditation from the University of Worcester. She loves to meet couples in early pregnancy, watch their journey through labour and birth and offer support at coffee mornings until mum is feeling confident enough to move on. Sarah has 4 children, and in her spare time is often running around to Hockey matches with her boys, and walking their dog “Luna”.

Victoria Webb

Having worked with families and children since 2005, Victoria joined Birthability as a doula, antenatal teacher and placenta encapsulation specialist. Her previous role as a social worker led her to work in adult mental health, supporting children with disabilities and families whose children had a cancer diagnosis. These experiences mean that Victoria has a whole family approach, and a level of understanding that makes her an excellent doula. Victoria has two small children of her own, and she loves the changes, challenges and fun that comes with raising a family.