How I will support you as a Birth Doula
My aim is to make you feel safe, supported, loved and empowered to achieve your best birth possible.
I will provide continuity through your entire pregnancy and birth journey. Really listening and being present with you, passing no judgement, not seeking to influence whilst providing options. I will make a situation emotionally safe to progress through, and for you to know that any feelings that arise are ok. I will ensure you feel like nothing else matters in this precise moment except you.
You will receive my physical, emotional and practical support, along with the knowledge I have gathered over my years as a doula. You will have access to my birth pools, Elle TENS machines, aromatherapy kit and the contents of my famous doula bag!
I can support any birth type whether hospital, home, birth centre, water, active birth, VBAC, IVF, caesarean birth, surrogacy, birth after loss, same sex couples, physiological birth and birth using any pain relief options.
I will support your birth partner if applicable and will work alongside your midwife and any doctors. It’s in everyone’s best interests to get along and work together as a team to achieve a positive birth experience.
I will hold your hand, mop your brow, bring you drinks and snacks and provide top tips for a positive birth. I will educate on optimal foetal positioning, how to sustain energy, active but restful birth positions, relaxation techniques and birth progression suggestions. I will support you through surges (contractions), offer affirmations, visualisations and explain anything you’re unsure of. I will be there for anything you need and to remind you that you are amazing, strong and a powerful person!
“It just felt like we had our best friend with us in the delivery room”
Birth Doula client
Birth Doula Package
An informal chat for around 45 minutes before booking.
Antenatal visit to discuss how birth works and to break down the stages of birth until all of your questions have been answered (2 hours).
Antenatal visit to discuss comfort measures, logistics and practicalities for the big day and to finish writing birth preferences (2 hours).
You will be provided with your own folder full of information on all the topics covered in these antenatal sessions.
I will go on call 10 days before your due date, and join you at home at an agreed time once labour commences. I will be on call until 10 days after your due date (if your baby is born outside of this time frame I will always endeavour to be by your side).
I provide phone and email support, provide signposting and am always reachable on WhatsApp.
I will be with you throughout your birth providing emotional and physical support to you and any birth partners.
After your baby is born I will stay with you until you are happy for me to leave.
Around 1 week after the birth I will visit you at home for a birth de-brief and to see if there’s anything I can help with (1 hour).