What having a doula means
I will listen to you non judgementally, I am freelance so I am not having to listen anyone but you. I offer continuity of care, reassurance and practical support in a loving, sensitive and nurturing way.
I can NOT give you
or attend your birth without a medic present
I will get to know you, your partner and your family; chat with you about your options and what you want/need from me. I am with you solely, for you, to empower you to deliver and nurture your baby as it feels right for you in a caring and gentle way.
Initially we can meet up and decide if you would like to me to support you on this special journey ... this is free.
I can then be flexible but generally like to do as follows, but can tailor what I do to
meet your specific needs.
To have two prenatal visits 1-2 hours long. If you deliver early we can add a postnatal visit.
Be on call 24/7 for you from 38 to 42 weeks to attend the birth. You can call me any time during this period, if you feel the need. I will support your through your birth.
Followed by two postnatal visits, 1-2 hours long.
I am also available for postnatal support, where I can help with housework, light jobs, childcare of siblings and looking after baby while supporting you.
I am open to any ideas around birth, the choices are all yours within reason.
I have knowledge of:
Special babies and pregnancies
Delayed cord clamping
Turning a baby
The list is endless.
Research carried out shows shows having a doula has a positive impact on both mother and baby.
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