Doula Services

new baby feedingnew baby being kissed by mothermother feeding baby in hospitalneborn baby and mother in bednewborn and mother in birthpoolpregnant woman resting hand on tummycloseup of baby sleepingI would be more than happy to meet up for a free initial consultation to talk about my services and answer any questions that you might have.

Antenatal support

I normally provide a couple of antenatal visits where we can chat about previous birth experiences (if applicable), your expectations, birth preferences, birth physiology, optimum foetal positions (OFP’s), exercises and anything else you would like to know more about.

During these visits, it would also be beneficial to meet your husband/partner (if you are having them attend the birth) as I am there to support them as well.

Postnatal support

I can assist and provide practical and emotional support with breastfeeding, light housework, accompany you to Doctor’s appointments, assist with shopping and help you learn to adapt to your new way of life as a mum! Finally, I am also more than happy to just be someone to talk to and help out wherever I can – even if it is making you a cup of tea or holding your precious new baby whilst you enjoy a well-deserved bubble bath!

I would also be honoured to support mums / parents who are in the process of or have already adopted a newborn baby.

Birth Package

Includes a couple of antenatal visits, on-call* 24hrs a day from 14 days before your due date until your baby arrives, the labour and birth and one postnatal visit.

Notes:
*I will be on call 24-hours from 14 days before your due date until your baby arrives and you can call me at any time of the day or night.

Experience With

I have gained valuable insight into the process of labour and birth, and have experience with:

  • Normal birth (home and hospital)
  • Augmented and Induced labours
  • C-sections (elective and unplanned)
  • Breech births (vaginal and c-section)
  • Instrumental births
  • Unexpected home births
  • Single mums
  • Multiples (twins / triplets)
  • Premature babies
  • Babies born with disabilities
  • Babies born with feeding difficulties
  • I have also had exposure to the vast amount of different pain management options
  • I have experience of supporting many different ethnicities and religions too
  • I currently volunteer on the postnatal ward at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital supporting mums with breastfeeding once a week
  • ‘Older’ 40+ women
  • IVF pregnancies

Throughout all of the above, you are more than welcome to contact me via telephone and/or e-mail as often as you need and I will be more than happy to have a chat or answer any questions, concerns or queries you may have and I will help you get the information you have requested!

For details of my availability, further information and prices, please contact me.

Alison Silvester, Viv Rogan, Natalie Meddings, Indira Lopez-Bassols and I frequently work together, either backing each other up or by offering shared care to mums-to-be. We find this reassuing and a great support for our client’s as well as each other.
For more details on Alison – http://www.birthingdoula.co.uk/
For more details on Viv –  http://www.wimbledondoula.com/
For more details on Natalie –  http://activebirthlondon.co.uk/
For mor details on Indira –  http://www.indirayoga.com/

As I am a member of Doula UK, I also have access to a Hardship Fund which has a budget to assist Doulas that work for clients in their local community who do not have the means to employ a Doula. Please email me to find out more information.