Your body.

Your birth. 

Your baby.

Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear.

What is a Doula?

A doula is a non-medical companion who supports a birthing woman by providing continuous care before, during, or after childbirth in the form of information, physical support, and emotional support.

I believe that everyone should be able to experience an empowering and positive birth, no matter what form that comes in. Vaginal birth, c-section, homebirth or VBAC – I’m here to support you whatever you choose.

If a family is informed of their choices, supported physically and emotionally and surrounded by love, birth is the most magical thing. As your doula, it is my job to support you in anyway you would like me too. I have knowledge surrounding aromatherapy in the birthing room and rebozo techniques to help you through labour more comfortably.

 

I’m also now offering birth photography – the perfect way to remember your journey into parenthood and the arrival of your sweet new babe. 

Birth
Support
Birth Support
Postnatal Support

It takes a village to raise a child, but society in 2019 isn’t very supportive of that. You're left alone with your new babe so quickly and sometimes with very little support available from friends and family members. If you need a listening ear, someone to look after your baby while you take a nap or shower, breast-feeding help, dinner putting on or even the washing hanging out, a doula is here to help you.

When our time together has come to an end, I hope to leave you feeling empowered, supported and informed.

​I trained with Developing Doulas earlier this year and am currently mentored. This means that I have support from an experienced doula while supporting you and have someone to debrief with, to help me grow and learn in my role.

 

I have birth and postnatal care packages listed on my website to give you an idea of pricing, but am always happy to chat with you to arrange something bespoke to your needs. I can also supply gift vouchers for family and friends, redeemable against birth or postnatal care.

 

If you’re interested in having me as your doula, please get in touch for a no-obligatory chat – i’d love to hear from you!

Antenatal Sessions

One off prenatal session to help get prepared, with typed up birth plan: £75 (available face to face or remotely via skype)

Sessions last 2 hours and will cover:

          - Your knowledge and mindset surrounding birth 

          - The physiological process of labour and birth 

          - Methods for comfort during labour and birth

          - Creating a birth plan

          - Help preparing for the postnatal period

          - Healing recipes for postpartum

          - List of local signposts including: breastfeeding consultants, holistic therapists, osteopaths, baby classes and groups

Birth Support

Full package from £400

- Birth photography included

- Two prenatal sessions, during which we’ll cover:

          - Your knowledge and mindset surrounding birth 

          - The physiological process of labour and birth 

          - Methods for comfort during labour and birth

          - How I as your doula can support you through labour

          - Creating a birth plan

          - Help preparing for the postnatal period

          - Healing recipes for postpartum

          - List of local signposts including: breastfeeding consultants, holistic therapists, osteopaths, baby classes and groups

- Access to my small lending library of books about pregnancy, birth and baby care.

- Continuous text, phone and e-mail support from the moment I become your doula.

- Continuous physical, emotional and informational support for you and your partner during labour.

- On-call period from 38 weeks and lasting until your baby is here.

- When labour starts, I will join you as soon as you feel like you would like me by your side. I will remain at your side through labour and birth, help support you and protect your "golden hour" and slip away once you are comfortable and happy for me to do so.

- Birth Photography

- One postnatal visit to celebrate the birth of your baby and discuss any questions you have in the initial postnatal period. I will bring round a homemade meal of choice and we can go through your experience, thoughts and feelings. 

- All my services can be tailored to you.​​​​​​

Postnatal Support

Block of 20 hours at £12 per hour.

Usually £13 per hour (minimum of 3 hours to start with).

Also available remotely.

- Birth debrief: have a non-judgemental and supportive ear listen to your childbirth story. Help unpick your emotions surrounding your birth.

- Informational support - with signposts to local groups and services

​- Practical support to help you care for your newborn, including breastfeeding support

- Healing recipes to nourish you and your baby and aid postpartum recovery

​- Help with household tasks - i.e hanging the washing out, washing up and getting dinner prepared.

​- Help to digest the huge amount of parenting advice out there to find what works best for your family. 

​- Looking after older children so you can spend time with your baby, or looking after your baby so you can spend some one-on-one time with your older children.

​- Looking after your baby while you have some time to yourself, so you can shower on your own or do what you need to, to refill your cup!

- I also offer over-night doula care. Desperate for just one night of sleep? Get in touch and we can chat through how it could work for your family. 

I am based in Desborough, Northamptonshire and cover Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. I'd love to hear from you - visit my contact page to get in touch.

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