Birth

Doula

Be informed and feel supported. I will hold you and embrace your journey through birth and into motherhood.

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Why having a birth doula?

Be supported all the way through.

There is no support like the one a doula can provide.

Doula

Evidence-based information and advocacy

Clinical benefits

Emotional support

Physical support

Postnatal

As reality sets in, you will need all the help you can get. The doula will help you recover and be there to support you in caring for yourself and the baby.

Birth

The doula will be your guardian of oxytocin, help you with comfort measures and support you and your family in everything you need.

Pregnancy

You lead the way, your doula will be right behind you to inform and support you to have the preparation you need.

Stats

60%

reduction in epidural requests

50%

reduction

caesarean

Less likely to use pain medication

Less likely to need pitocin

Less likely to have a caesarean

Greater rates of

positive birth experiences

Continuity

of care

40%

reduction in synthetic oxytocin use

40%

reduction in forceps and ventouse use

25%

shorter

labours

Source: Klaus and Kennel (1993), Mothering The Mother: How A Doula Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth, published by Da Capo Lifelong Books.

Choose the package that better fits your needs.

These packages are an example of the type of support you can have, but you might need something in between. Book your free 30-minute session and together we will create a bespoke package just for you.

Basic 

10 hours Antenatal preparation

(choose the topics you want to explore)

On-call from 38 weeks until you go into labour

Support throughout birth

 

1 x 2 hour Postnatal Visit

On-going breastfeeding support by email and text during business hours for the first 6 weeks after birth

10% discount in any of The Holding Mother sessions

The basic package will provide you with all the evidence-based information and emotional support that will make you trust your body and empower you to give birth like the goddess you are.
 
You will learn impossible to miss tips and tricks for a smoother birth and happier postpartum period and I will be your right-wing 'woman' in all the matters that can arise during pregnancy.

Cost: £1450 In-person/ £660 virtual support

To the moon and back

15 hours Antenatal preparation

(choose the topics you want to explore)

1 x 2 hour Birth Planning Session

1 x 2 hour Postnatal Planning Session

(to do antenatally)

On-call from 38 weeks until you go into labour

Support throughout birth

 

1 x 2 hour Postnatal Visit

1x Holding Mother Session

(Debrief your birth)

1x Magic Baby Session + Hold and Reassurance touch techniques for discontented babies

On-going breastfeeding support email and text during business hours for the first 6 weeks after birth

To the moon and back package will provide you with the same level of nurturing and support as the basic package, but with the privilege of the most treasured resource, TIME.
 
We will have more time together to go through the information you need to prepare for the birth you imagined. We will have specific sessions to think through your birth plan as well as planning your postpartum period.
 
After the baby is born you will have access to a special birth debrief Holding Mother session, which is something absolutely crucial after going through the experience of birth, both for the birthing person and their partner.
 
Included in this premium pack is also one Magic Baby Session, which is usually a lovely moment for parents as together we observe the newborn language and what the baby will tell us with his behaviour. This will help you to better respond to his specific needs and feel more confident as a parent. Besides, you will also get a lovely booklet with a neuro-behavioural description of your baby before 3 months which is an incredible memory to keep.

MORE EVIDENCE

World Health Organization recommends Doulas as birth companions to attend all births globally

The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist has been developed to support the delivery of essential maternal and perinatal care practices. 

 

To read the full Guidelines Checklist and Implementation Guide, please follow these links:

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A survey of doula supported births in 2013 in the UK 

Research conducted by Nurturing Birth, published in MIDIRS Midwifery Digest in 2014 (Midwives Information & Resource Service) support previous research reported in the international medical press (Klaus et al 1993).

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Cochrane Database

of Systematic Reviews

Perceptions and experiences of labour companionship: a qualitative evidence synthesis
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012449 - Published 18 March 2019

Continuous support for women during childbirth
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD003766. First published: 6 July 2017