Kicki was born in Swedish Lapland, the magical land of the midnight sun and the Northern Lights. She is a certified birth and postnatal doula with experience in all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Since 2002, Kicki has been preparing women and couples for the arrival of their baby and supported many of them individually through the birth and postnatal period. Kicki is also a doula course facilitator and has trained over 1,000 aspiring doulas.
Kicki has studied with Sheila Kitzinger, Dr. Jack Newman, Kerstin Unvas Moberg and the "grandmothers of doulas", Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus. She has a diploma in Professional Relaxation Therapy and a BSc Open with the Open University. Kicki is a qualified trainer and has completed the City & Guild PTLLS Award.
In 2005, she took part in a television programme called "Mum + One" about doulas, which can still be seen on the Discovery Home & Health Channel. Kicki was also rewarded the Pregnancy & Birth Magazine and Doula UK award "Doula of the Year" in 2009.
Kicki believes that birth is a truly normal, and at the same time, deeply profound event that is optimised by personalised support, defined birth goals with flexibility built in and solid education. Her approach is to instil confidence with true information, equipping women and families for the work of labour, birth and the postnatal period and to understand each family's unique needs and birth goals.