What I can offer
During pregnancy I will be a source of encouragement and reassurance and will also provide evidence based information on all things pregnancy and birth related.
During labour and delivery, I am a source of continuous care for Mum, providing various comfort and pain relief measures such as;
relaxation and breathing techniques
Use of tens, CUB stool, peanut and birth ball
double hip squeeze
Mum’s partner and I work together as a team and while I am primarily there for Mum, I also provide support for the primary birth partner in what can sometimes be an overwhelming time for them.
After birth, I can take a step back or help Mum begin the breastfeeding process if she chooses to breastfeed and encourage bonding between the new baby and family.
The early days with a newborn baby can be challenging. Having an experienced doula to support the family can make a profound difference.
I meet you where you are and offer non judgemental support where you need it. Be it practical or emotional support, even a chat and a cuppa can be invaluable!
Some help I can provide is a birth debrief, minding baby or other siblings so parents can have a rest or a unrushed shower, cooking batch meals or healthy snacks, minding baby overnight and maybe cook a meal or two for the following day. I also have a wide range of resources on hand in case any extra help is required.