DOULA SUPPORT

I am a Doula UK recognised birth and postnatal doula offering you 1-1 support and care from the day you choose me to be your doula and for as long as you need me postpartum. 

As a mother myself, I know how amazing it is to become a parent and how important this pregnancy is to you. But, as an expectant parent you have the most incredible number of choices and options open to you, which many people aren’t even aware of and those that are can find totally overwhelming.

That is where I, as your doula, come in …… It is my purpose to empower you to fully understand all of these options and, with the gentlest of touches, help you to have ‘your birth, your way’. I will support you practically and emotionally so that you feel heard, understood and provided with the information you need to make informed decisions about your choices as a parent.

There are so many ways that we can work together to make your experience a positive one.

 

Birth Doula Care

As your birth doula I can assist you with your antenatal preparations. Talking through the process of labour and birth and if you are interested how hypnobirthing techniques could help you to feel calm, relaxed and positive as birth approaches (see hypnobirthing courses).

We build a relationship of trust and I provide a non-judgmental sounding board so that we can talk through your options for the birth and work together to draw up your birth plan/preferences, discussing any worries or concerns as they arise. If you are preparing for a home birth, we will also plan and arrange a safe space in your home ready for the big day!

As the birth approaches I go on call for you so that I am ready when you need me.

Once labour begins I provide continuous 1-1 support and reassurance so that you can remain calm and in control.

I encourage your birth partner to care for your needs confidently and in a relaxed manner or I could be your birth partner if you wish. My role at the birth varies from family to family and can include providing for your needs, offering comfort measures, acting as a mediator with medical staff and advocate for your birth preferences, ensuring that you understand any interventions offered and your choices surrounding their use.

If planning a home birth, I could provide care for your other children so that you can focus solely on the birth of your baby.

My Birth Support Package costs: £650 (which includes 2 antenatal sessions: Birth Planning and Postnatal Planning, as well as 1 postnatal debriefing session).

I offer my birth doula clients a 20% discount on my Birth Preparation & Hypnobirth courses and workshops.

Additional postnatal support sessions available (see Postnatal Doula Support).

  • Debriefing your birthing experiences with you.
  • Signposting you to other postnatal care providers e.g. specialists in breastfeeding, mental health, multiples care etc.
  • Empowering you, as parents, to begin the bonding process with your new baby.
  • I can also support you with your recovery and help you in building confidence in your abilities to care for your new born whilst providing practical assistance such as shopping for essentials, washing, tidying up, meal preparation and/or childcare of baby/siblings while you rest, wash or eat.

Postnatal doula support is available for:

£17.50 per hour daytime (7am-7pm)

£22.50 per hour night-time (7pm-7am), at weekends or on Bank Holidays.

Lets Chat!

Whether you are currently pregnant or have recently given birth you are on the most wonderful journey of parenthood! Growing a family is one of the greatest things you will ever do but as amazing as it is, it can also be challenging and confusing. The support I offer can help to smooth the path and make this adventure a positive one! If this sounds good then get in touch and let’s have a chat! I very much look forward to hearing from you.