Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire a postnatal doula?
Research has found that in cultures that value rituals that support and care for new mothers, women have a more positive experience of the postnatal period and a reduced risk of postnatal mood disorders. Having support from a postnatal doula also means that you are more likely to successfully establish breastfeeding and continue breastfeeding. These are just a few of the reasons why hiring a postnatal doula can give you the start to motherhood that you deserve.
I think you might be the doula for me, what happens next?
Get in touch to arrange your free phone call and in person meeting so I can answer any questions you might have so you can decide if I’m the right person to support you during this special time.
Do you provide a contract?
Yes, I provide a contract that outlines my terms and commitment to supporting you.
What does your support cover?
Practical support can range from things such as baby care, breastfeeding support, light housework, looking after older children, accompanying you to appointments, shopping, cooking nutritious meals and stocking your freezer and looking after your baby so you can shower, rest or catch up on sleep. Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience that comes with a range of emotions. From talking about and processing your birth experience to making sense of all the advice out there, I can provide the emotional support you need as you find your way as a new parent. I can also help you access local services and support should you need it.
Do you support partners?
While my role as a postnatal doula is to 'mother the mother' and provide whatever support she needs so she can rest and enjoy her new baby, my support extends to the entire family - partners, older children and pets. The arrival of a new baby is equally life-changing for partners and I am there to support them as they adjust to life with their new baby.
Where are you based and what areas do you cover?
I am based in Brockely and cover a wide area of South East London including (but not limited to): Brockley, Crofton Park, Ladywell, Honor Oak, Lewisham, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eltham, Camberwell, Denmark Hill, Peckham, Nunhead, Dulwich, Tulse Hill, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, Bellingham, Catford, Hither Green, Deptford, New Cross, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Surrey Quays, Southwark
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What are your skills and qualifications?
- Doula UK Member
- NCT Essentials Antenatal Course Facilitator
- Younique Postnatal Doula Preparation Course
- Volunteer Breast Feeding Peer Supporter
- University of Worcester/NCT College Birth and Beyond Certificate of Higher Education
- Paediatric First Aid Training
- NCT Twins and Multiples Study Day
- OCN Breastfeeding Peer Supporter Training
Is there anything else I should know?
I am fully insured and have paediatric first aid training. I can provide copies of proof of insurance and my certificates if you would like to see them.