“When we as a society begin to value mothers as the givers and supporters of life, then we will see social changes in ways that matter"
Ina May Gaskin
When a baby is born so is a mother. As your postnatal doula I will help you as you transition into motherhood by offering reassurance and encouraging you to follow your instincts and intuition. I will help you in the way you feel would benefit you the most, offering warm and relaxed guidance and non-judgemental support. I will hold space for you as we talk through your experiences and acknowledge what comes up for you.
I am in awe of what women are capable of, we got it goin' on! I believe that giving birth is such a beautifully energetic event that requires attention and value. Having supported a life and given birth, a mother should be honoured and respected. I believe by fully honouring the mother and nurturing her you can reduce the risk of postnatal depression and support her beautifully into motherhood, a process to be celebrated and protected. Looking after the mother is looking after the baby.
My ideal support services to you would last up to six weeks. This time frame is traditional across the world; a new mother has usually stopped bleeding, breastfeeding is established and if she is well rested and nourished, she will start to regain her energy. My services will support this period.
All pregnancies are different, and that’s why I work with each client to develop a customised plan for pregnancy, birth and beyond. If I sound like a good fit, look at the services I offer below, and get in touch with me to schedule an initial consultation.