Birth and Postnatal Doula Services

Hello and Congratulations!

If you have found my page, then you are probably looking for a gentle, supportive, helping hand in your pregnancy, birth and beyond, also known as a doula. 

Doulas Improve Birth Outcomes

Evidence shows that having the support from a birth doula can reduce the risk of Caesarean and instrumental birth, need for painkillers or epidural during birth. Reduce the rate of induction of labour and result in a shorter labour. Increase parental satisfaction with the birth experience, increase the likelihood of initiating and successfully establishing breastfeeding and still be breastfeeding at 6 weeks. It can also lower the incidence of depression.

My passion is informed choice. I am here to support you emotionally and practically, in birthing and feeding your baby, in which ever way you choose.

If you are a first time parent, or have had previous pregnancies, I can help you to find evidence based information. This way, you can be confident in your body and have peace of mind in your choices to achieve a positive birth experience

My background as a breastfeeding peer supporter and babywearing consultant, mean I have lots of experience of normal newborn behaviour and can help you to troubleshoot the many common issues that you may encounter. After all, babies don’t come with an instruction book!

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