Supporting women in pregnancy, during childbirth and postnatally
In 2018 I completed the Nurturing Birth doula training course with Florence Etienne Jackson and I am now a registered Birth Doula with Doula UK. After many years of working with women in pregnancy and postnatally I have much to offer to women during pregnancy, at the actual birth of their baby/ies and in the newborn period. I have a sound understanding of the physiology of birth and a desire to help women and their partners achieve a joyful and empowering experience, in hospital or at home.
As your Birth Doula I will meet with you at least two or three times antenatally to discuss your preferences and practise ways of maximising your chances of achieving them. You can call or email me with any questions or concerns throughout, and I will then be on call for you, 24/7, usually from 38 weeks of pregnancy and will be with you during labour as soon as you need me. A postnatal visit to reflect on the birth - or have a shower or nap whilst I mind the baby - completes the Birth Doula arrangement.
Postnatal Doula services are available to Birth Doula clients. As your Postnatal Doula I will 'mother the mother' by giving the emotional and practical support you need during the transition to parenthood - whether it's your first baby or your fifth!
I recognise that every family's situation is unique so please contact me to discuss your requirements.
"I feel so lucky to have had you with us. Thank you so much for being there... I know it took the pressure off Pete to remember all the different ways to support me in labour. It also helped us make important decisions leading up to the birth of our son... Best decision ever to have you as our doula." Jess, Stroud