Giving birth can be one of the most powerful and defining experiences of a woman's life. Like pregnancy, it is a creative, physical, emotional and spiritual journey and one which our bodies are beautifully designed to make. As a Doula I have the privilege of accompanying a women and her partner along this incredible path.
As a Doula, I offer support to couples during pregnancy, the birth and the early postnatal period. The specifics are very much tailored to the couples needs and requirements. But in broad terms, in an effort to get to know each other, I meet with the couple on a number of occasions, attend some midwife/hospital appointments, assist in drafting a birth plan and offer information and guidance on relevant issues to enable parents to make their own informed decisions.
I attend throughout the birth to assist with breathing, massage and provide physical and emotional support. I endeavour to keep the birth experience as close to the couples wishes as possible and act as an advocate with the health professionals.
After the birth I attend on several occasions to check on the welfare of the baby and couple, postnatal recovery and to debrief and celebrate the birth experience and transition to parenthood.
If you would like to discuss further, I am happy to make an appointment to meet with you to explore your wishes and how best they can be met.