Hello !

Hello my name is Amanda Denton. I am a highly qualified childcare professional with over 22 years of experience. I have numerous qualifications and have a wealth of knowledge and experience with expectant mothers, newborn babies through to teenagers.

I started my career in childcare in 1996, training as a Nursery Nurse before becoming a Teachers Assistant, Nanny and a Maternity Nurse, recognised and certified Birth and Postnatal Doula with Doula UK. I am also a qualified and certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and a Phlebotomist certified, qualified and trained in the procurement of stem cells and cord blood.

Since becoming a Birth Doula I have had the privilege to attend homebirths, hospital births, and waterbirths. I have experience in natural, active births using birth pools and/or gas and air and Hypnobirthing births. I have supported births that have included the use of epidural or pethidine, and a few labours that have ended in ventouse or caesarean deliveries. As a postnatal doula I have helped many clients in their transition to parenthood and have subsequently been their doula for a second and third time .

As you can see from my qualifications listed below, I have a wide range of knowledge and experience and constantly strive to further my knowledge.

  • UK’s first Registered and approved placenta specialist by Environmental Health
  • Verified by Environmental Health for exceeding requirements for health and safety legislation
  • All Placenta Practice cosmetics hold Product Safety Reports (Safety Assessments) in compliance with European Union regulation 1223/2009. Our creams and balms are all natural, using 100% organic ingredients. Every single one is individually handmade and our unique formulas mean they are safe to use from birth.
  • BTEC Diploma in Nursery Nursing 1996
  • Birth and Postnatal Doula with Doula UK
  • IPEN Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
  • First Placenta Encapsulation Specialist to be Registered and approved by Environmental Health
  • Verified by Environmental Health for exceeding requirements for health and safety legislation.
  • Phlebotomist- trained in the procurement of umbilical cord blood and stem cells
  • Professional Public and Product Liability Insurance in Placenta Encapsulation
  • Nutrition For Pregnancy and Baby
  • Full Disclosure and Barring Service clearance
  • Pro Infection Control Certificate UK NICE and HSE Blood Borne Pathogens Standard
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2 for Manufacturing City & Guilds Accredited
  • Food Safety Hygiene Certificate Level 2 for Catering City & Guilds Accredited
  • First Aid Certified with St Johns Ambulance
  • OCN Maternity Nurse Practitioner Award
  • MNT Post Natal Depression Certificate
  • MNT Multiple Births Certificate
  • Developmental Baby Massage and Movement Teacher with Peter Walker
  • Active Birth Study Day – Janet Balaskas
  • Birth Crisis Workshop – Sheila Kitzinger
  • Biological Nurturing Seminar – Dr Suzzane Colson
  • Breastfeeding Workshop – Ruth Tamir
  • Breastfeeding Workshop Level 1 & 2- Nurturing Birth
  • Hypnobirthing Workshop – Lisa Jackson
  • Supporting a Lotus Birth Study Day
  • Rebozo for Pregnancy and Childbirth by School of Babywearing
  • Spinning Babies Workshop – Gail Tully
  • Water Birth Study Day – Dianne Garland
  • Womb Healing Workshop- Bushra Finch
  • Organiser and attendee workshop- Mark Harris