Doula Support

What is a Doula?

A Doula provides evidence based information, emotional and physical support to expectant parents and their families during pregnancy, birth and in the postnatal period too. As a doula I do not provide medical care, however I do provide you with the knowledge, support and guidance you need to help you make and informed choice during your baby’s birthing day, and during your parenting journey.

Research has shown that when a Doula is present at birth:

  • You are more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth
  • Labour is likely to be shorter
  • Less likely to have an assisted birth
  • Less likely to need pain relief methods such as epidural
  • Increased success in your breast feeding journey
  • Increased satisfaction with your birthing experience
  • Due to the support provided mums are less like to develop Postnatal Depression
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So if you are you looking for that extra bit of care, support and nurturing during your pregnancy, birth or early parenting journey. Then one of the following birth or postnatal doula support options will provide you with continuity of support. Having a doula can compliment any birth preparation/antenatal classes you have planned or many find the one to one support provides all the birth preparation you need.

“She’s incredibly warm, approachable, full of useful nuggets of knowledge and is amazingly supportive of women’s choices during pregnancy and postpartum. Her recommendations can always be backed up by research and if you ever want a chat she’s a great listener!” – Amanda

Birth Preparation and Support

Pregnancy Support

  • Birth preparation – a two hour session helping you with preparing for birth so learning breathing, relaxation and understanding about birth
  • Birth planning – a one hour session supporting you to plan for your birth covering all eventualities
  • On going virtual support throughout pregnancy

Cost: £150.00

Virtual Birth Support

  • Birth preparation – a two hour session helping you with preparing for birth so learning breathing, relaxation and understanding about birth
  • Birth planning – a one hour session supporting you to plan for your birth covering all eventualities
  • On going virtual support throughout pregnancy
  • Virtual labour/birth support – support via WhatsApp/phone during labour and birth

Cost: £550.00

Ultimate Pregnancy & Doula Support

  • A free place on Nurtured Pregnancy classes
  • Birth preparation sessions
  • Birth planning session – supporting you to plan for your birth covering all eventualities supporting you to plan for your birth covering all eventualities
  • Labour/Birth doula support for your birth
    • Two or three antenatal visits (virtual or in person)
    • On call from 38-42 weeks of your pregnancy
    • Two or three postnatal visits
    • Six weeks virtual support

Cost: £700.00

Preparing for Baby

Preparing for Baby Support:

  • Preparing to breastfeed – a two hour session on understanding all about breastfeeding
  • Planning a blissful fourth trimester – a two hour session supporting you to plan for your life after baby
  • Virtual postnatal/parenting support – support via WhatsApp/phone in the first six weeks postnatally (9am – 9pm)

Cost: £150.00

Preparing for Baby/Postnatal Support Ultimate:

  • Preparing to breastfeed – a two hour session on understanding all about breastfeeding
  • Planning a blissful fourth trimester – a two hour session supporting you to plan for your life after baby
  • Three hour session on practical baby care
  • Virtual postnatal/parenting support – support via WhatsApp/phone in the first six weeks postnatally (9am – 9pm)

Cost: £250.00

Postnatal Support

Have you had a new baby recently, how are you finding it?
Could you do with a bit more sleep or the chance to recharge the batteries?

Perhaps you would like someone to just listen without giving you unsolicitated advice?
Could you do with some practical baby care tips? or maybe you just need an extra pair of hands around the house as two hands never seem enough?

Whether you have one, two or more children you can still need support and that is exactly what a postnatal doula can provide. I am also good at a making a warm cuppa and giving you the hands to drink it, making lunch/preparing dinner, bringing round cake or soup and calming babies (I am a trained baby massage/yoga teacher and babywearing advisor) and entertaining older children (well I am a baby and toddler class teacher ;-)) then one of the following options below maybe perfect for you.

Postnatal Support – adhoc/last minute

  • In person support booked in 2 hour slots

Cost: £25.00

Postnatal Support Basic

  • Virtual postnatal/parenting support – support via WhatsApp/phone/zoom in the first six weeks postnatally (9am-9pm)
  • One to one in person baby massage/yoga sessions

Cost: £150.00

Postnatal Support Ultimate:

  • Ten weeks (two hours per week) of postnatal support providing emotional, informational and practical support (in person or virtually)
  • A free place on a Hatchlings class

Cost: £300.00

“The way Tara cares for every mother and baby she supports is so evident and continuous. Not only is she a pillar of support for new parents herself, but she’s built a community of mums and provides a safe space for us to navigate motherhood together.” – Siobhan