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Postnatal Doula Support
A postnatal is a non-judgmental woman with a quiet presence in your home. I offer emotional and practical support following the birth of your baby. My work is all about empowering your family to take care of itself and I facilitate this by offering encouragement and suggestions as well as providing a supportive home environment to enable you as a mother to develop your own mothering skills in a relaxed and stress-free manner.
I have a wide knowledge of the many different methods and philosophies on raising children and will use this information to help you discover how you want to do things. I don't believe there is just 'one-way' of doing things and encourage new mothers to develop their own philosophies and to follow their instincts. I am not there to tell you what to do!
I provide suggestions and help around infant feeding along with practical newborn tips. I will give you space to discuss any concerns and issues and I generally offer a source of information and companionship.
I am very flexible and my role is to support you and your partner with the day to day running of your household so that you can concentrate on getting to know your new baby.
I offer a free consultation to talk about my services further and answer any questions. This can take place in the comfort of your home or via Zoom.
Here is a list of some of the services my previous clients have found helpful:
Routine newborn care, guidance of the parents in bathing, calming techniques, sleeping patterns and newborn development.
Breastfeeding and/or formula feeding support.
Household tasks including laundry, light housekeeping, grocery shopping and meal preparation.
Day to day maintenance of the house - changing light bulbs, putting pre-packed furniture together and descaling kettles.
Care of older siblings.
Accompany mother and baby to any appointments or shopping trips.
Accompany and support the family during seasonal holidays.