© 2017 - Sacred-Birthing.  Avalon, 81 East St, Ashburton,

Devon.TQ13 7AL

Contact us

Visit our Facebook page

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon


We passionately share a common vision, which is:
 - to safe-keep the ancient craft of midwifery by tending, nourishing and passing on the traditional hands-on midwifery skills which we believe to be a woman’s heritage and birth-rite.

What we offer:

 • Advanced Doula / Birth Assistant Training with basic midwifery skills.

  -You will learn traditional and contemporary birthing wisdom, hands on skills to care for woman during the child-bearing year, alongside a path of woman craft, ceremony and ritual.

2020 Training – details here. Dates to follow.

 • Pregnancy Retreats with a focus on nurturing and reassurance

 - An opportunity to relax, replenish and deepen into the journey of your pregnancy and prepare for birth. Delicious and nutritious food, spa facilities  and treatments, and a birth preparation programme facilitated by us to answer questions and support your process.

Next Retreat: tbc.

 • Mentoring and Supervision

 For our Sacred Birthing students:- we offer a comprehensive mentoring programme and the possibility of on-going supervision to sustain your passion and confidence in your practice and support you to continue learning.

For :-

  • Midwives

  • Doulas

  • Birth assistants 

  • Childbirth educators

in the UK and Internationally, offering on-line and face to face sessions focused on supporting practice, de-briefing, birth stories , self-care and reflection.

'Women of the Earth

Receives life.

Cares for life

Births life.'

Carmen Vicente.

Medicine Woman. Bearer of Altars.Head of Dance of the Sun and Spirits.

See more in


Sacred Birthing are:
Fiona Shaw

" My midwifery journey began in 1993 after the birth of my daughter. 

I began working as a lay midwife in Spain in response to women who asked me to accompany them before, during and after their births. 

After returning to England, I trained and worked in the NHS... more

Samara Hawthorn

" My passion for birth-tending began with the birth of my own daughter in 1995. 
I went on to train in Shiatsu at the Zen School in London, and in 2000 began to specialise in Shiatsu for Maternity Care with Suzanne Yates of WellMother and became a WellMother Teacher... more