to Our Mothers Mate Doula Services
I believe that one of the most important reasons for having a doula is to make a woman feel safe and relaxed wherever she decides she wants to birth her baby, and to support her decisions without making any judgements. I work in North/Central London, and also in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
”If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”
Dr. John H. Kennell
How Can We Help You
As your birth doula I am there to support your choices around how you want to birth your baby, however that may be.
With 20 years of experience working as a doula I have been present at many differing birth scenarios, from water birth to elective caesareans to twin birth and home birth.
I strongly feel that support for partners is an integral part of my work as a doula, but am also happy to be a sole supporter for people choosing to birth on their own
On a practical level, I will come to your house when you go into labour and stay with you until your baby is born.
Thinking of a Birth Doula?
Research has shown that having a doula with you through childbirth can:
Shorten the length for labour by 25%
Reduce the need for pain relief by 30%
Reduce epidural requests by 60%
Decrease cesarean section rate by 50%
Enhances the birth experience for both mother and father
Antenatally I will meet with you at least three times to go through your birth plan and spend time with you so that when you do go into labour you will have the reassurance of knowing that you have someone with you that you trust.
As your birth doula I am there to support your choices around how you want to birth your baby. With a vast amount of experience working as a doula, I have been present at many differing birth scenarios.
As a post-natal doula I am there to support you in your home with your new born. This includes breastfeeding assistance, and practical help with anything related to your life with your baby.