Are you looking for trusted support that stays by your side?
If you are feeling as if you would be more relaxed and confident if you could have the support of a woman you have built a trusting relationship with, who will back up your wishes, who has given birth herself and who is there for you and your partner and no-one else whilst you are in labour - then you are in the right place!
A doula is someone, often a mother herself, who helps you to prepare for birth and then supports you practically and emotionally (and some would say spiritually) during your labour and birth. She helps your birth partner to help you, she puts you first, she is a constant, reassuring presence who cares about how you are experiencing your birth no matter how your baby needs to be born, she is passionate about positive birth. She believes in you. A doula has learned deeply about birth in order to serve you skillfully. She looks to make you confident, calm and comfortable, but she does not instruct or advise. Your wishes are her map. She trusts you. When your baby arrives she helps you adjust to your new life as a mother, and guides to towards any specialised support you need in the early days of mothering. Then she lets you use your beautiful, strong new mother-wings and she melts back into the community around you. She is not far away. She will always remember you and your baby's birth.