Modern Maternity with Birthworker Nikita Akilapa. e.18

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Sareta & Cee Catch Up

Lindt Chocolate

During this week’s catch-up, Sareta and Cee share what they’ve been doing with the kids during the Easter break. The two joke that they’ve reached ‘middle class’ status due to their hilariously bouji kids’ tastes, including Lindt Chocolate and trips to the restaurant Burger and Lobster. While talking to their special guest, they also discuss their maternity care and how it affected their birthing experiences. 

This weeks guest

Modern Maternity with Birthworker Nikita Akilapa

Sareta and Chioma meet Nikita Akilapa, PR and Marketing exec turned birthworker who supports birthing people through the pre and post-natal experience. She is your one-stop shop when it comes to all things birthing. She is passionate about sharing the positive birth stories and the beautiful images that accompany these stories, too (when Instagram permits obvs… )

As a Yoga teacher, Doula, hypnobirthing and breastfeeding Instructor, Nikita provides emotional, educational and physical support during pregnancy, birthing and beyond.
She is also a mother to two gorgeous humans.

The ladies talk about Nikita’s work as a doula, the range of support that she can provide, and the limits of her care. Did you know that there is a difference between physiological birth and vaginal birth? Did you know that doulas can support caesarean section births? Did you know that giving birth doesn’t have to be traumatic?

They also discuss the importance of ante-natal education and reminisce on their own birth experiences, reflecting on what they might have done differently. Nikita gives her take on the inequalities for Black and brown women within maternity care in the NHS (MBRRACE-UK Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care Report, 2021).


More From Our Guest

“Nikita is fully invested in your comfort, safety and empowerment at all stages of pregnancy. She keeps her clients well informed and equipped with knowledge. She can advocate for mothers and their families during birth, protecting and reinforcing their birth plans or preferences. Nikita supports new parents emotionally and practically to help them confidently transition to parenthood.”  –

Getting ready to meet your baby is an exciting time for expectant parents, and Hypnobirthing is an excellent way to prepare for birth and beyond. This May, you and your partner can attend a 4-week group Hypnobirthing course in North London with Nikita Akilapa to help equip you both for the big day. Sessions will focus on:

  • Sharing all the information you need to feel prepared and make educated choices
  • Techniques for relaxing the nervous system to support a smoother birth
  • Swapping fear and anxiety for positivity and excitement around the birth experience
  • Building confidence in your ability to birth calmly, gently, naturally
  • Empowering birthing parents to confidently own their births
  • Helping birth partners understand and prepare for the important role of birth support

The classes offer a comprehensive antenatal education, based on the latest scientific and midwifery research.

Sessions cover the most important aspects of birth and postpartum preparation, including positive birth stories, birthing postures, guided relaxations, breathing techniques, natural comfort measures, advocacy and birthing rights, writing birth preferences, postpartum healing and nutrition, breastfeeding…and so much more!

Ideally recommended for around 20-25 weeks, but it’s never too early or too late to join.

Learn more about modern maternity and upcoming courses by visiting her website and by following Nikita on Instagram.

Hypnobirthing and antenatal education course - Nikita Akilapa

Book a spot on Nikita Akilapa’s forthcoming Hypnobirthing & Antenatal education course

Nikita Recommends

Me And White Supremacy, by Layla F Saad

Me and White Supremacy shows readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of colour, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #MeAndWhiteSupremacy, she never predicted it would spread as widely as it did. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviours, big and small. She was looking for truth, and she got it. Thousands of people participated, and over 90,000 people downloaded the book.

The updated and expanded Me and White Supremacy takes the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and further resources.

Where to find Nikita

Nikita Akilapa Birth Services
IG: @NikitaAkilapa_Birth



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