Birth Doula

As your Birth Doula I will

Be available for continual emotional & physical support during labour
Help ensure that the advice you are given is unbiased and evidence based
Support and guide your partner during birth, so that they feel confident to be involved
Provide initial postnatal support based around your wishes 

Evidence that Doula’s make a difference

Research has looked to see if the type of support a women has during labour and birth made a difference. They also considered — does it matter who birthing persons chooses for their continuous support? Does it matter if they choose a midwife, doula, or partner for continuous support?

Two outcomes showed that the best results occurred when a birthing person had continuous labor support from a doula– someone who was NOT a staff member at the hospital and who was NOT part of their social network. The research found that overall, people who have continuous support during childbirth experience a:

    • 39% decrease in the risk of Cesarean;
    • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin
    • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
    • 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
    • 4% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
    • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

Details taken from Evidence Based Birth

Nicola helped keep me focused and calm throughout my birth. I felt like her support was invaluable.

My BIRTH package includes

Free Initial Consultation

A 15-20 minute initial meeting for you to decide if I am the right doula for you. This meeting can be either in your home, at a neutral place such as a coffee shop local to you, or via Skype/Zoom.

Antenatal Birth Preparation

I provide 2 antenatal sessions to get you ready for birth. Both sessions last up to two hours. I'll provide you with all the information that you need in order to be able to make the choices that will work best for you and your new family.

Contact Throughout Your Pregnancy

I provide support throughout your pregnancy and during the first weeks after the baby's birth. Contact can be by email, phone or text, whatever works best for you. I'm always happy to answer questions and provide resources as needed.

24/7 Availability For Your Birth

I'm available 24hours a day, seven days a week from 38 weeks* until your baby is born to support you from the moment your labour begins. (*this can be earlier if a medical professional advises that you are likely to give birth earlier eg a multiple birth.)

Attendance At Your Birth

I will be at your birth and support you to have the birth of your choice. I will stay for the first 1-2 hours after your baby is born, to help with skin-to-skin and breastfeeding, if you would like me to.

Postnatal Home Visit

I will visit during your first weeks back at home to check in and answer any questions that you may have, either about your birth or your transition in to parenthood.

Cost

Your investment for this birth package is £850.

**SPECIAL OFFER** If hypnobirthing private classes are booked alongside my birth doula services the hypnobirthing course cost is £225 (a saving of £150).

(Antenatal care only, without birth support £45/hr)

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