"Whilst my husband was terrific, he was overwhelmed by everything. Nicky was there to pick up the pieces when we were unsure. She knows when to stand back and when to jump in and help"
Mothers Mate - Doula Services UK

What is a Doula?

In modern times, Doula has come to mean "a woman experienced in childbirth, who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during and just after childbirth"*.

A Doula works alongside the mother-to-be and her partner in the run up to the birth, during the birth and afterwards.

She is there for emotional support and advice as well as stepping in to help in a more practical way when needed.

Nowadays women are giving birth and living with a new baby without the benefit of the care and attention from an extended family that they so desperately need in the first days and weeks after the birth of their baby.

During this period a doula will be a constant presence to help their clients with the transition to parenthood, providing advice on infant feeding, (breast and bottle) and allowing the new parents to catch up on much needed sleep, as well as caring for any other children

A Doula can help you with many issues to do with pregnancy and birth such as:
  • Childbirth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Home births
  • Birth plans
  • Baby massage
  • Post birth
You have probably already heard the term Doula and are interested in finding out what a Doula can do for you. Please do have a good look around the site; we hope we have covered all your questions and concerns. If you need any further information please contact Nicola Wilson (more details on contacts page).
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