It can be really confusing and overwhelming for parents to understand the choices they have around birth. Many feel that their birth experience is in the hands of medical professionals and may be beyond their control.
I can support you regardless of the type of birth you are hoping to achieve, helping you to pick your way through the forest of advice, statistics and clinical guidelines, so that you understand what your options are, what they mean in your individual case, and empowering you to work with your care givers to find the right path for you and your family.
Whether you are planning a caesarean birth, a hospital vaginal birth or a home birth, or any other variation, I can offer you the time and space to prepare to meet your baby. We can work together to build the resilience you need to make it an empowering experience for all concerned.
I offer personalised, private sessions for pregnant people and their chosen birth partners, in your own home. Maybe you just need a couple of hours to think about the process of birth and which self-care and coping measures might work for you, or maybe you need a much longer course with several sessions covering birth preparation, caring for your newborn baby, preparation for feeding and exploration of your transition to parenthood. We can organise as many sessions as you need and we will have the flexibility to adapt the course as we go. More sessions can be added by arrangement as the need arises. Maybe you need to have a chat to unpick a complex meeting with your consultant, or maybe your partner is worried and needs to have a session on the role of the birth partner. As your doula I will offer you whatever emotional and practical support you need on your parenting journey.