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 plan, help you find information if needed and to build a relationship with you. If you would like to meet more frequently I am very flexible and am happy to be contacted if you have any questions or worries.  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 a continuous support during labour and throughout your birth. Once you are home I will visit to see how you are settling into life with a newborn and debrief your birth experience if you would like to.

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


Supporting you at home can free you up to cuddle up with your baby - bonding, establishing breastfeeding, keeping yourself well nourished and healing from birth. 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 eat, 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