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Birth and Postnatal Doula Services

If you are looking for looking for a gentle, supportive, helping hand in your pregnancy, birth and beyond, also known as a doula, I can help.

As a birth and postnatal doula, I offer a range of services, from the moment you see those two lines, right until after baby is here.

My passion is informed choice. I am here to support you emotionally and practically, in birthing and feeding your baby, in which ever way you choose.

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Support throughout your journey

My background as a breastfeeding peer supporter and babywearing consultant, mean I have lots of experience of normal newborn behaviour and can help you to troubleshoot the many common issues that you may encounter. After all, babies don’t come with an instruction book!

If you would like a less ‘hands on’ approach during this time, then I am available remotely, to offer caring, knowledgable evidence based support, by whichever method suits you.

Doulas Improve Birth Outcomes

Evidence shows that having the support from a birth doula can reduce the risk of Caesarean and instrumental birth, need for painkillers or epidural during birth. Reduce the rate of induction of labour and result in a shorter labour. Increase parental satisfaction with the birth experience, increase the likelihood of initiating and successfully establishing breastfeeding and still be breastfeeding at 6 weeks. It can also lower the incidence of depression.

Packages

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Birth Doula £750 – Complimentary Initial meeting

Antenatal support in the form of two face to face meetings and unlimited phone or email/social media/text support. Help with your birth preferences and normal newborn expectations as well as discussions to help you make informed choices for yours and babys care during pregnancy and labour and in the immediate postnatal period. On call for the 4 weeks surrounding your due date and continuous support whilst you are in labour. One postnatal visit to celebrate the birth of your new baby and help with feeding and babywearing support if you need it.
Summer Babywearing Sling

Postnatal Doula – £25 for first 90 minutes then £22 per hour thereafter

Complimentary initial meeting (not necessary if I have supported you for your birth) Phone and email/social media/text support whilst I am supporting you Infant feeding support, whether you breastfeed, bottle feed (formula or breastmilk) or mix feed. As an experienced breastfeeding peer supporter I can offer practical help with suggestions for successful breastfeeding or expressing and signposts to more specialist help. Or help you learn make up bottles appropriately. Household help and chores, while you adjust to your new life and bond with your baby. Babywearing support and advice