Doula Services

Connected | Supportive | Healthy | Strong
My passion, as a Doula, is to solely focus on my clients and advocate for their wishes and their decisions. I aim to build a deep connection throughout their pregnancy. I can then give the best support during labour, birth, and the postpartum period.

I dedicate my experience and knowledge to empowering parents. I want them to lay down a healthy and strong basis for their parenting journey.

I am working for you, not for an institute. Therefore, I have the freedom to stand up for your birthrights and I am proud to do so.

I have the luxury of being able to represent your wishes and advocate your voice throughout your journey to parenthood.

What role does a Doula have during pregnancy, labour and beyond?

  • NThe expecting woman and family employ the Doula privately to assist and respond to her needs.
  • NA Doula does not replace or exclude the father, partner, or other family members.
  • NA Doula is an immense emotional, practical and informational source during the journey of becoming a parent.
  • NA Doula has the luxury of sharing the full scope of information with you without being burdened by time limits, the bias of certain policies and procedures, “birth politics” or managerial challenges.
  • NA Doula does not aim to take the place of a midwife or doctor but to work together, to care together for expectant mothers and families.
  • NAn excellent Doula has the skills to facilitate making informed decisions, encouraging and empowering the family to be more in control, therefore enabling confident birthing, better birth outcomes and a healthier future generation.
  • NBecoming sufficient in using the B.R.A.I.N. method
  • NThere can be many reasons why a family or an expectant mother chooses to have a Doula. It is a very personal decision for everybody.

What are the benefits of having a Doula?

  • NDoula-supported mothers were more likely to experience a calmer pregnancy without much stress and anxiety and rated their birth experience as good, feeling that they coped well during labour and birth!
  • NReduced risk of Caesarean birth
  • NReduced risk of instrumental birth
  • NReduced request for pharmaceutical pain management, reportedly fewer women used pain relief, including epidural
  • NReduced rate of induction
  • NShorter labour
  • NBetter Apgar scores at birth for babies
  • NIncreased parental satisfaction with the birth experience
  • N Increased likelihood of initiating breastfeeding
  • N Increased likelihood of successfully establishing breastfeeding & exclusive breastfeeding at 6 weeks
  • NHaving a Doula can reduce the chance of developing postpartum depression

Why is it important to have a trained birthing companion?

Doulas are there for birthing mothers as well as for their partners. For example, fathers can feel vulnerable since they may have never seen their partner in labour before. It can be difficult to witness their partner going through challenging situations and they may feel “useless” or “helpless”. 

A good Doula can empower the couple with compassion and understanding.

Women in labour tend to trust other women. A well-intentioned compassionate father who has never been in this situation might encourage his wife to accept or request pain medication or an epidural that she could do without. At the time, the mother might be grateful but later they mostly regret this and express disappointment that they did not get the encouragement they needed to get through that very rough point in labour. 

To have a friend present as a birthing companion is a lovely, reassuring emotional element, however, they would probably look worried when the labouring woman, during the second stage would suddenly express that “she cannot do it anymore” and look to their companions for help. This is one of many moments where a Doula can gently encourage the mother through a challenging time. 

Antenatal and Birth Doula Package

The first consultation is a free, non-obligatory meeting where I can get to know you and you can decide if you would like me to be your Doula.

Minimum 3 – 4 prenatal visits in your home – this varies as some people want more and others less. During these visits, I’ll arm you with ample research-based information and we get to talk through everything important for you, your birth preferences, worries, and so on.

  • NUnlimited support via phone, email and text.
  • NEnriching your knowledge of pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
  • NI help you to write your birth plan and to choose where to give birth.
  • NI can attend appointments with you.
  • NAdvocacy services.
  • NI can teach you HypnoBirthing techniques.
  • NWe can belly dance too if you wish to do so.
  • NI will be ‘on call’ towards the end of your pregnancy (from around 38 weeks) and will be available 24/7.
  • NI will be with you when you ask for me during your labour.
  • NDuring your labour and birth my most important role is to provide nurturing and continuous reassurance for you and your partner. I’ve got your back!
  • NI will be with you until the birth of your baby.
  • N1 postnatal visit (please see my postnatal Doula services below)

Pregnancy itself is part of the birth process, a journey, the preparation time to meet your baby. It is crucial to feeling supported throughout your pregnancy, not just when labour begins.
My most important role is to stand (squat, sit and be) with you throughout one of the most memorable experiences of your life!

Doula Service Fee: £1380

Postnatal Doula Package

The first couple of weeks after the birth can be very exhausting, as the new family will need nurturing and adapting to the changes and the new lifestyle.
I offer to work as a postnatal Doula for up to 6 months after the birth of your baby to help you have a positive experience of life with your baby.

I can assist your family in many aspects, such as
· Creating a tailored, unique postnatal plan for your and your family’s needs
· Advice on caring for your newborn
· Caring for you, the ‘Newly born Mother and Family’
· Helping you to establish successful routines
· Advice and help with breastfeeding
· Practical help from preparing meals through light cleaning to looking after baby
· Birth reflections

I am here for you as a postnatal Doula too, so you can be the best parent you want to be!

Postnatal Doula Service Fee: from £17/hour

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