Being a birth doula is not about meeting the clinical or medical needs of a labouring woman but it is about taking care of the emotional side of birth – it is about providing confidence, support and empowerment, it is about listening and hearing, it is about helping women and their birth partner to feel safe. With this comes the continuous one to one support, which is beneficial for labouring women and their partners because that creates feelings of ongoing safety, confidence and the ability to stay calm.
The emotional side of birth is often overlooked and it really shouldn’t be – having some extra support and reassurance during labour can make a huge difference to help you feel safe and secure as your body works hard to give you your baby. Just booking a doula can help you feel calm and confident about the birth of your baby.
My role as a birth supporter has involved being with couples from early labour right through to providing support with their brand new baby, I have attended homebirths and hospitals births, I have made tea and snacks, I have held hands, massaged and helped women breathe through every contraction.
And dads benefit too – they feel supported and relaxed so they can confidently help their partner.
We tend to fear birth in our culture and to positively prepare for the birth of your baby by booking a doula is definitely worth the investment…
I can be booked in pregnancy to provide support for you and your partner during labour and birth.
I CAN BE BOOKED AS A DOULA AT THESE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
I will be on call from from 38 weeks so I can be with you when you need me.
£350, which can be paid in instalments
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch…