doula [duːlə]: a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous
physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before,
during and just after childbirth (Klaus, Kennell and Klaus, Mothering the Mother)
doula [duːlə]: listener, supporter, birth journey walke, baby book lender & parenting signpost sender, reassurer, soother, confidence builder, oxytocin defender, birth bubble protector. (Sarah Budden 2016)
My role as a doula is to guide parents on their birth journey. My aim is to help
them have a positive birth experience so they can look back in awe at what they
achieved, with full heart and a warm smile. I do this by providing good quality
evidenced based information, a listening ear and a whole lot of doula love.
The definition of positive birth is not limited to a birth at home in water, surrounded by candles, with ylang ylang wafting in the air and whale music playing and it is not necessarily without drugs or medical intervention. It is about parents feeling consulted, respected and that they have ownership of their birth. It is about a woman being made to feel utterly loved and like she is a birthing goddess.
I am based in NG32 and work with clients in Grantham, Sleaford, Lincoln, Newark, Nottingham and surrounding areas. I support parents across a whole range of scenarios including home birth, hospital birth, water birth and caesarean birth. As every parent and birth are unique my doula role is different for every client.
*I doula for love not money, but I do need to charge a fee that reflects the time I spend with clients as well as the time I am on call 24 hours a day for a month. However, I do not like to let money get in the way of me supporting parents in need and with who I feel a real affinity, so if you are concerned about my fees, please give me a call, we can usually work something out.
As per the doula package above.
A place on any group* All About Birth course
* Subject to availability
As a doula client you can add a closing the bones postnatal
massage or join one of my Mindful Mamma hypnobirthing classes at
a discounted rate*.
*subject to availability