birth and postnatal doula Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire

"The parallels between making love and giving birth are clear, not only in terms of passion and love, but also because we need essentially the same conditions for both experiences: privacy and safety." 

Sarah J. Buckley

 

 Birth and Postnatal Services

As your Birth Doula I offer 2 antenatal sessions of about 90 minutes to discuss your birth wishes, help you find information if needed and to build a relationship with you. I will be on call from 38 weeks until your baby has arrived and will be contactable by email and phone from the time of booking. I will come and be with you in labour and throughout your birth. Once you are home I will visit to see how you are settling into life with a newborn.

Some of the ways I can help during labour are:

  • helping  to create a calm birth environment
  •  supporting your right to make decisions about your body and baby
  • comfort measures such as massage and visualisation
  •  supporting your birth partner
  • making sure you have drinks and food
  •  reassurance and encouragement

 

 

 

Supporting Mothers and birth partners, cultivating calm and confidence in
birth and early parenthood

 

 

 Postnatal Services


As a postnatal doula you can book me in blocks of 3 hours or more and I can help with:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Preparing/sterilising bottles if necessary
  • Listening
  • Looking after your baby so you can rest or have a bath
  •  Helping with your other children
  • Cooking and shopping
  • Laundry/Ironing
  • Accompanying you to postnatal check ups
  • Signposting you to any other help should you need it