Hello, thanks for visiting my page. I am Vicki, your local doula & birth and baby educator. I am based in Brackley, Northamptonshire and live with my husband, three crazy but gorgeous children and one very cute Cavapoo. I cover the areas of Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire but please get in touch if you are a little further afield.
If you know what you would like to book, click here but if you would like to read more about me, then you'll find all you need to know over the next few paragraphs!
I was drawn to the world of babies after my own experiences of birth - Induction of Labour, Elective Caesarean & Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) and those of the new mums I met at the baby classes I went to. Although my husband & I attended antenatal classes with our first, we still felt incredibly unprepared for birth and life with a newborn. And, after speaking to lots of other new parents, I realised just how different birth & parenthood can be - it simply isn't a case of one fits all! So late one night after a lot of soul searching, my passion for birth was ignited when I signed up to train as an Antenatal Teacher. My aim was (and still is) to provide unconditional & unbiased support to new parents.
It was on this journey, I discovered my love of baby classes (who knew I was a closet Cbeebies presenter!). I try to make sure my baby classes are fun, relaxed but informative. I have also had the pleasure of training many other baby class teachers over the years, developing class plans to be used nationally.
A decade on, I still love all things pregnancy & baby related. I am passionate about ensuring parents have access to credible, evidence based information & that they feel empowered to make decisions & choices that are right for them and their baby.
My business was established in 2013, originally known as The Daisy Foundation - Buckingham, Brackley & Towcester, recently rebranding as Vicki Wilkinson - Birth & Baby. I currently offer a wide range of pregnancy, antenatal and baby classes from my studio near Buckingham - The Studio At Stowe.
In 2022, I completed my birth & postnatal doula training and now combine my knowledge and experience to provide support within the birthing environment. I feel it is incredibly important to keep my knowledge up to date, and have completed further training in Aromatherapy for Childbirth, Holistic Sleep for Infants, Water Birth - Knowing Your Rights, Biomechanics for Birth & Starting Solids. As well as birth focussed training, I have also completed my 200 hours yoga teacher training.
I offer group & private antenatal classes, birth doula services, postnatal doula services, as well as a selection of baby classes which include baby massage, baby yoga and starting solids workshops.
I am also a peer to peer breastfeeding supporter
and have years of experience working alongside parents.
Work with me and I will help guide you through your journey,
whether that is antenatal sessions before birth, being with you
at your birth or supporting you once baby arrives.
Thanks for reading!
I offer a range of antenatal & postnatal services including:
Birth & postnatal doula
Antenatal courses & workshops
Starting solids & sleep workshops
My classes are held in Buckingham but I cover the areas of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire & Oxfordshire. Click on the images for more information or if you know what class you want, click here to book.
As your doula, I will be there to provide antenatal support, be present at your birth or provide postnatal care once your baby has arrived.
Baby Classes & Postnatal
Formerly Daisy Baby classes, choose from Tinies Baby Massage, Wrigglers Baby Yoga
I also offer Postnatal Flow which is a lovely postnatal movement & relaxation weekly class.
Choose from my weekly Pregnancy Flow movement & relaxation class or The Parent Course - a 15 hour course for expectant parents. I also offer a private workshops both in person & online to help you feel confident about birth.
Starting Solid Workshops
A 2 hour workshop to help parents feel confident about introducing solids to their baby.
Private sessions also available.
VBAC & Caesarean Support
I am passionate about supporting parents who are planning a VBAC or Elective Caesarean. Check out my doula packages for more information.
Online & Free Content
All my classes can be delivered online including virtual doula services.
Check out my free download library, blog & positive birth stories.
We did the Daisy Parent course with Vicki and it was brilliant. She is so knowledgeable, the classes are in a lovely location and feel very relaxed. Vicki was always open to questions and we felt prepared and ready for our little lady to arrive.
Over the course of 2 babies, I've been lucky enough to join Vicki at Daisy for Antenatal and baby classes. Vicki teaches you invaluable skills for a calm birth and a calm baby! I can't recommend her enough (and I do!). Don't hesitate to join her, she really is fabulous!
Attended antenatal and two terms of Tinies classes with Vicki. The breathing techniques were fantastic in labour. And there are many parts of the Tinies class we still do at home with baby several months later. Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed Vicki's classes. Having had zero knowledge or experience of pregnancy or birthing, I found the classes insightful and empowering. Would 100% recommend!