Birth Doula

I'm Yasmin. A doula passionate about women having good births. Simple.

What is a Birth Doula?
 

"A doula (/ˈduːlə/), also known as a birth companion, birth coach or post-birth supporter, is a non-medical person who stays with and assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, to provide emotional support and physical help if needed. The word 'Doula' comes from the modern Greek word for 'servant-woman' which in Ancient Greek means 'female slave'."

In modern day however, a birth doula is someone whose goal is for the labouring woman to feel safe, informed and comfortable. Doulas exist to complement the role of midwives and doctors.

And what do I mean by "good births"?
 

A birth where you felt you were involved and consenting in every decision.​

A birth where you felt your space was protected.​

A birth where you were able to feel like a goddess instead of feeling like just a "vessel".​

A birth where you were able to disconnect from the rest of the world and its worries and focus on the miracle of bringing your baby into the world and bonding with it.​

A birth that brings back good memories years down the line.

What I do...
 

I have helped mamas in hospital settings, home and birth centre settings, through every kind of pain relief and through none at all. I do this by...
 

  • By supporting you with any kind of birth you want to have, whether that be (as a wise woman once told me) "in a field with a choir of angels, or in a hospital".

  • By being available for you - nothing like needing to talk to someone and them not picking up the phone.

  • By coming to you when you are in labour.

  • By helping you relax and get comfortable... whether that be through chatting (or silence), massages, hot water bottles, back pressure, help with showers, dimming the lights, hugs, snacks etc.

  • By encouraging and praising you and helping you work through every fear or worry every step of the way.

  • By ensuring your privacy and wishes are respected.

  • By providing you with evidence based information to help you make your choices.

  • By being supportive to your partner and helping them understand what you are going through.

Some statistics

Benefits of having a Birth Doula:

More likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth
 

Less likely to have a c- section
 

Less likely to have any pain medication or epidurals
 

Less likely to have an assisted vaginal delivery (with forceps or a ventouse)
 

More likely to have a labour shortened by 40 minutes
 

More likely to have a baby with a higher Apgar score
 

Less likely to suffer from postnatal depression (PND)
 

More likely to have positive memories of birth

the easy doula

Antenatally:

2 Antenatal sessions (2 hrs)

On call 24/7 from 38-42 weeks

Labour and Birth:

Supporting you during your labour and being there with you till you birth your baby- however long it takes 
 

Staying after birth to admire you and your baby and to help protect your bonding space
 

Helping you with your first feed and until you feel settled

Postnatally:

2 Postnatal sessions (2 hrs each) to:

Debrief your birth story

Support you with any queries you have

 

You can also join the new ConsultMyBaby MamaTribe on Facebook in order to be loved and supported by other mamas too.

the snazzy doula

Antenatally:

4 Antenatal sessions (2 hrs) including attending appointments and/or scans

On call 24/7 from 38-42 weeks

Labour and Birth:

Supporting you during your labour and being there with you till you birth your baby- however long it takes 
 

Staying after birth to admire you and your baby and to help protect your bonding space
 

Helping you with your first feed and until you feel settled

Postnatally:

4 Postnatal sessions (2 hrs each) to:

Debrief your birth story

Support you with any queries you have

Help you rest and recover

 

You can also join the new ConsultMyBaby MamaTribe on Facebook in order to be loved and supported by other mamas too.

the goddess doula

Antenatally:

6 Antenatal sessions (2 hrs) including attending appointments and/or scans

On call 24/7 from 38-42 weeks

Labour and Birth:

Supporting you during your labour and being there with you till you birth your baby- however long it takes 
 

Staying after birth to admire you and your baby and to help protect your bonding space
 

Helping you with your first feed and until you feel settled

Postnatally:

6 Postnatal sessions (2 hrs each) to:

Debrief your birth story

Support you with any queries you have

Help you rest and recover

Help with your baby

Troubleshoot any issues with you or the baby

Postnatal Massage

You can also join the new ConsultMyBaby MamaTribe on Facebook in order to be loved and supported by other mamas too.

add ons:

Antentally:

  • Individual Antenatal Sessions

  • Pregnancy Massage

  • Art Therapy - Cherishing Birth and Connection using art 

  • Bump designs using henna 

  • Belly casting and decorating

 

During Labour and Birth:

  • Aromatherapy 

  • Light Therapy

  • Guided Meditation 

 

Postnatally:

 

FAQ: Can I have a doula if I am having a csection?

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