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What is a Birth Doula?

A birth doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to expectant mothers before, during, and after childbirth.

How can a Birth Doula support me during labor?

Doulas offer continuous support, comfort measures, and advocacy during labor. They can help you with breathing techniques, relaxation, and provide emotional reassurance.

Why do I need a Doula and a midwife?

Doulas work alongside healthcare providers, complementing their care. They provide personalized support, advocacy, and emotional guidance that may not be available from medical professionals.

When should I hire a Birth Doula?

It's ideal to hire a doula early in your pregnancy to build a strong relationship and receive support throughout your entire pregnancy journey.

What types of births do you support?

I have experience in supporting a variety of birth experiences, including natural births, medicated births, home births, and cesarean sections.

How can I choose the right Birth Doula for me?

Look for a doula with compatible philosophy and good reviews. Interviews and consultations can help you make the right choice - you will know when you find the One :)

How can I schedule a consultation with you?

Fill in the contact form and we will arrange a free introductory call!

Can you provide references or testimonials from previous clients?

Yes, have a look at my Google reviews.

How far will you travel to attend my birth?

I live on Hayling Island and will travel within 1h drive radius, covering Hampshire and West Sussex.

Will you work with my birth plan and preferences?

Yes, doulas are there to support your choices and help you advocate for your birth plan with healthcare providers.

Can Doulas provide pain relief?

Doulas do not provide medical pain relief but can offer comfort measures like massage, positioning suggestions, and relaxation techniques to help manage pain.

How does postpartum support differ from birth support?

Postpartum doulas provide assistance and guidance during the early weeks after childbirth, helping with breastfeeding, newborn care, and emotional support for the mother.

What are the benefits of having a Birth Doula?

Research suggests that having a doula can lead to shorter labors, reduced need for medical interventions, improved birth satisfaction, and a more positive birth experience.

Do you offer virtual Doula services?

Yes, my virtual support can be especially helpful if in-person support is limited or if you're not in my catchment area. You can find my virtual workshops details here.

What is the cost of hiring a Birth Doula?

The Birth Doula support package is £1500. I also do full antenatal and postnatal package and workshops. If you are interested - check my services page for prices. I try to make my services accessible for everyone - so lets discuss payment options during the consultation.

Are Doulas only for natural births?

Doulas support a wide range of birth experiences, including medicated births and cesarean sections. My role is to provide emotional and physical support based on your preferences.

Can I have a Doula and a partner or support person at the birth?

Absolutely! Doulas work in tandem with your partner or support person to enhance the birthing experience.

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