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Doula Services

I am a Recognised  Doula who completed her training with Nurturing Births and was also a member of Doula UK. I now work as a Midwifery assistant part time in the Postnatal ward of a busy hospital and have also worked in the Birth Centre there. I provide Antenatal and Postnatal  Services for mothers and their partners, but no longer  Birth support due to my clinical role.

So what is a Doula? The word Doule originates from Greek meaning 'caregiver'. A Doula is basically that, a person who is trained to provide practical and emotional support and information to another woman before, during and after childbirth. 

So what does a Doula do? A Doula can support women and their families in a variety of ways. 

 

Antenatal support: I will meet with the mother and her partner to provide support for their forth coming birth and to mentally and practically prepare for the birth by  talking through birth preferences or any concerns they may have.

 

Postnatal support: I offer practical support on baby care, safe sleeping and soothing your baby and breast feeding support. 

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Me with baby Emily 
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I offer 2 packages and levels of support:

Antenatal Birth preparation support: I provide you with 2 x 1.5 hour birth preparation sessions. This will include Birth preferences, birth preparation, pain management including tips on massage and breathing techniques, what to pack in your hospital bag (if you are having a hospital birth), nutrition during labour, information on Hypnobirthing, information on feeding preferences (which includes how to harvest colostrum). I will give you and your partner a 1 hour basic Baby First Aid session and a 3 hour (1 hour per week) Baby Massage course online too. 

Cost of this package is £450.00

Postnatal care: Following the birth of your baby I can come to your home and show you how to care for your baby. How to clean them, how to put them down to sleep and sooth them and any other questions you may have about their care. I provide this in 2 x 1.5 hour sessions. I also provide breastfeeding support which can be included in your 1.5 hour sessions.  I will give you and your partner a 1 hour basic Baby First Aid session and a 3 hour (1 hour per week) Baby Massage course online too. 

Cost of this package is £450.00

 

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