Postnatal Doula Services
As your postnatal doula I am able to be the extra pair or hands or listening ear that you need in the early days as you recover (rest!) after birth and grow in confidence. I can direct you to information as you learn about life with your new baby.
However you are feeling after the birth of your baby I am there to support you.
We'll celebrate the good days and face the challenges together. As a postnatal doula I can offer you the extra pair of hands you need when you have a new baby.
Maybe you don't feel too confident about some of your options or choices caring for your baby. I can point you in the direction of up to date information or research and be a sounding board as you make your decisions.
Common topics for support include feeding choices, sleep, winding, normal newborn behaviour, infant development, routines and your postnatal recovery while getting to know your little one.
Tasks I can help you with include;
caring for your baby to allow you to rest/bath etc.
help with feeding, breast or bottle
help with older children (or care for baby while you are with them)
load washing machine/dishwasher
talk through your birth experiences
help research products, information or services
show you baby massage strokes to help calm and soothe baby
I am currently working as a mentored doula. This means that I have the support of a mentor throughout my jobs until I gain sufficient experience. For you, this means that my services are available at a lower rate but also that you will be asked to complete some paperwork for my mentor to help in the learning and development process.
A postnatal doula is there to care for and support mum as much as baby so there may be other things you think would benefit you. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.
Sessions can be arranged to suit your needs. You might decide to book a package to cover your first weeks or you might just need a one off session.
I live, car-free, in Harrow and work around pre-school and school times. Please get in touch to see if I can travel to you by tube or bike.