Your first birth was just not what you had anticipated, not what you or your baby deserved. Now, you are pregnant again and ready to claim the kind of birth experience that is your and your baby’s birthright.
As a doula, I help women and couples who have experienced birth trauma in the past to prepare for an optimal, undisturbed physiological birth experience.
‘I knew as the labour progressed that my doula was there when I needed her. After she arrived, I felt a wave of relief as we had built up a relationship and I completely trusted her to get me to the end of the labour safely and with my child delivered onto my chest (although better than that, she was delivered into my arms having been born in the water in the birthing pool!). I think it was that sense of trust in her that was so comforting when I was in transition – even though I was saying I couldn’t do it – my doula was always encouraging, always supportive, always gently there to absorb my fear.’ -Liz, Newcastle
I wish every woman could have the support I’ve had. I feel like my pregnancy was a journey, my positive birth propelling me further, into parenthood. I’m a more confident and determined person all round.‘ -Cheryl, Gateshead
Rebecca helped me to achieve the one thing I had always desired but missed in the boys births- my baby stayed with me until he was 30 minutes old, Daddy had him for a moment and then he came back to me. I dressed him for the first time and gave him his first wash etc. I know these things seem minor- but they were so very important to me.’ -Leah, Newcastle
While birth can be unpredictable, there are many, many ways of increasing your chances of experiencing the birth you want. As your doula, I will work with you to optimize your chances of an undisturbed birth – and if, for whatever reason, things don’t go according to plan – I will support you in optimizing your birth experience however it unfolds.
It is easy to reach me via email, phone or text – you can use the contact form or email me durhamdoula [at] gmail.com – please include your contact details, a good time to reach you, your EDD and any questions you may have about me or my doula services. You are also very welcome to ring me between 9.30am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday on 01388731635 or text me on 07805725414.
We can then arrange for a free consultation to talk further about your situation and how I can help. Many people find the process of talking together brings clarity, whether or not they decide to go ahead with doula care.
Birth is safe. Interference is risky.