Doula Services

I am a  Developing Doula, and my profile can be found on the doulauk website.

Having suffered a loss myself and being around women throughout different stages of pregnancy, I come with a bundle of love and compassion when fulfilling my role as a Doula.

Pregnant women from all walks of life will always need some kind of help or guidance along the way. I am here to empower all woman, helping you and your partner to make informed choices about all aspects of your birth. "Your body, your baby, your choice!"

In my non-judgemental approach, it is my job to adapt and support any family needs.  

What is a doula?

A doula is a woman who gives emotional and physical support to expectant mothers and her family, through pregnancy, during birth, and after birth.

Doulas Do Not:

  • Give medical or clinical care.
  • Replace the role of a midwife, we are not medical professionals.
  • Replace the role of your partner, unless we are your chosen birthing partner.
  • Give advice, we inform you to make your own choices.

I can help by:

  • Attending antenatal bookings.
  • Debriefing past births.
  • Helping with birth plan preparation.
  • Listening to any concerns you have.
  • Sign posting and Researching information.
  • Helping with baby nursery setup.
  • Physically supporting you through birth.
  • Helping to deal with pain.
  • Cooking Nutritious meals.
  • Caring for baby and other siblings whilst you rest.
  • Light housekeeping.
  • Running errands.

Why is there a need to have a Birth doula?

Doulas will continuously be with you throughout your labour, unlike your midwife who will be in and out, attending to other women. You may possibly be cared for by two midwifes if they change shifts.

More importantly, research shows that having a doula can:

  • Reduce the risk of Caesarean birth.
  • Reduce the risk of instrumental birth.
  • Reduce the need for painkillers or epidural during birth.
  • Reduce the rate of induction of labour.
  • Shorten labour.
  • Increase parental satisfaction with the birth experience.
  • Increase likelihood of initiating breastfeeding.
  • Increase likelihood of successfully establishing breastfeeding & breastfeeding at 6 weeks.

My packages

BIRTH PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • 2 x antenatal visits.
  • Care  pack.
  • Access to my resources
  • On call from 38 weeks of pregnancy
  • Support during your birth- until baby has arrived and had a first feed.
  • Unlimited phone or email communication whilst on call
  • 1 x postnatal visit

POSTNATAL PACKAGES INCLUDE:

 (minimum of 3 hours)

  • Caring for baby and siblings whilst you rest.
  • Light housekeeping.
  • Cooking meals.
  • Running errands.
  • Emotional support.

BIRTH AND POSTNATAL PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • 2 x antenatal visits.
  • Care  pack.
  • Access to my resources
  • On call from 38 weeks of pregnancy
  • Support during your birth- until baby has arrived and had a first feed.
  • Unlimited phone or email communication whilst on call.
  • 1 x postnatal visit.
  • A choice of postnatal care ( minimum of 3 hours)

Closing The Bones Ceremony

During pregnancy women’s hips become wider, and they can suffer from pelvic instability after giving birth. It is important to help close a woman’s hips back to its normal width, by giving you a lovely relaxing massage called ‘’Closing The Bones”, done in the comfort of your own home.

The massage has many benefits including

  • Stimulating blood flow
  • Cleansing
  • Renewing
  • Moving fluids
  • Help with milk supply
  • Moving hormones
  • Immune system
  • Toning muscles and tissues
  • Releasing unresolved birth emotions and trauma
  • Creating a spiritual safe space
  • Nurturing
  • Helping mothers who have given birth many years later  

The massaged is done by using a Rebozo, and using various hand massage techniques using oils around the pubic bones, belly and around the hips.

I offer reduced rates and payment plans to those who are:

  • In receipt of benefits.
  • Single parents.
  • Having a rainbow baby (First child after a stillborn baby).

Check out my Shop, where you can buy Gift Cards for my Doula services, Treat a loved one! 

Get in contact for fees and more information!

Birth and Postnatal Doula