"Experience of the phenomenal capacity of our birthing body can give us an enduring sense of our own power as women. Birth is the beginning of life; the beginning of mothering, and of fathering. We all deserve a good beginning." - Sarah J. Buckley
The word ‘doula’ — pronounced ‘doo-la’ — is a Greek word meaning ‘woman servant or caregiver’. More recently, it refers to someone who offers emotional and practical support to a woman and her birth partner before, during, and after childbirth.
“The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.”
- Stephen Gaskin
I work with another local Doula, who I know and trust. This means that you get the benefits of a usual Birth Doula, but with two doulas to support you and the safety of knowing that in the unlikely event that one of us is unable to be there on the day, you will have the support of a doula you have met more than once and feel comfortable with.
We generally do all antenatal and postnatal visits together so that you get to know us both and vice versa. One or both of us will attend the birth, depending on your preference.
We have six children between us and have a range of experience that we bring to our work.
We will provide you with emotional, physical, and educational support to help you have a safe, positive, and empowering birthing experience.
We want to help you look back on your baby's birth with joy and positivity.
At least 2 antenatal visits to discuss your birth choices & talk through how you'd like us to support you.
Ongoing support by telephone and email until 6 weeks after your baby has been born.
Be by your side from start of labour until 1-2 hours after your baby has been born.
A FREE initial consultation to see if we are the right Doulas for you.
Be on call for you 24/7 from 38 weeks until your baby arrives.
A postnatal visit including a birth debrief if you’d like one.
Breastfeeding support if you choose to breastfeed.
Access to a lending library of books and DVDs.
Help with your birth plan.
Doula clients also get a 20% discount on Amazing Birth 10hr Hypnobirthing group courses and 10% on private courses.
We offer a sliding scale fee of £750 – £1000. This includes all of the above support. Our sliding fee scale attempts to make our services available to everyone and increases proportionate to income.
We also offer payment plans and will do our best to support you whatever your circumstances.
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