Birth Doula

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.

Birth Doula

  • 4 hours of 1:1 antenatal preparation for birth support
  • Unlimited telephone and email support throughout pregnancy & for 6 weeks after birth
  • On call for birth from 38 weeks until birth
  • Continuous support during labour and birth
  • 2 hours of postnatal support

Birth Doula Fee:  £650

*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.

Birth doula & All About Birth Package

As per the doula package above.
A place on any group* All About Birth course
* Subject to availability

Birth Doula,
Antenatal Education
£750

Closing the Bones & Mindful Mamma for Doula Clients

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

Closing the Bones £40

Mindful Mamma
Hypnobirthing £90

Evidence shows having a birth doula can

Shorten labour
Lower the likelihood of caesarean or instrumental birth
Reduce the need for painkillers and epidural
Result in a more positive birth experience for parents
Increase the likelihood of initiating & establishing breastfeeding
Increase the likelihood of continuing breastfeeding beyond 6 weeks

These benefits are particularly significant when continuous support is provided by someone who is not there as
family/friend or as medical staff (i.e. a doula).

For more information on the reported benefits please see the following:
Cochrane: Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth
Evidence Based Birth: Evidence For Doulas
Doula UK: Research
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