Doula

       

The Greek word doula means woman caregiver. Now the word is used to describe a trained and experienced companion who provides the woman and her partner continuous emotional support, physical comfort and assistance in obtaining evidence based information before, during and after childbirth.

As a doula I 

  • Recognise birth as a key life experience that a mum will remember for the rest of her life.

  • Understand the physiology of birth and the emotional need of a woman in labour and in the fourth trimester.

  • Assist mum and her partner in preparing for birth and life with a newborn baby.

  • Stay by mum's side throughout the entire labour.

  • Provide emotional support, physical comfort measures and evidence based information to help mum make the right decisions for her and baby.

  • Facilitate communication between mum, her partner and her clinical caregivers.

To learn more about doulas and the organisations I've trained with, see here & here

The acceptance of doulas in maternity care is growing rapidly with the recognition of their important contribution to the improved physical outcomes and emotional well-being of mums and infants.

"Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear" 

-Jane Weideman

Call 0877738345 for a free consultation.

Alternatively email shelley@nurturebirth.ie or fill out the form below

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