Doulas support pregnant people and their partners. A partner may be a spouse, a friend or a family member.
Birth can be physically and emotionally exhausting for a partner as it is a transformative event. The nurturing and care provided by a doula offers the partner strength to best support the labouring person.
Partners benefit from the assistance of a doula to guide them through the multiple roles of educator, decision maker, advocator and supporter. Without a doula a partner can easily feel that they are alone in an alien environment.
I am a trained professional who has the education and the experience to not only recognize and support individual circumstances but to honour the unique role a partner plays in the birth of a child.
We support as a team, collaborating together to bring support and gentle guidance to everyone involved.
I will never replace you as a partner. I will simply enhance your experience as I help you to provide the best support possible for your loved one.
What is a Doula?
A doula is a professional trained in continuous labour support.
I will provide:
Use of comfort measures: breathing, relaxation, movement, positioning.
Provide evidence informed support and information.
Continuous support through out pregnancy, during birth and after.
Supply gentle guidance, and help to facilitate informed consent.
Respect for the pregnant person’s autonomy. Support for your partner as well, with reassurance, nutrition and bathroom breaks.