What is a Doula?
A doula is there to walk alongside you through your perinatal journey, providing companionship, evidence-based knowledge, practical and emotional support. We aim to make sure that every parent gets to experience the positives of their journey to their fullest, relieving some of the daily stressors and noise that can sometimes come alongside pregnancy and early parenthood. Being able to hold space for your to feel your way through the experience and really get to know your new team member and your new self is an honour, so please get in touch to see how I can do this for you.
What I can offer
Covering an area around an hour from my home, I offer in-person antenatal support and education to prepare you for labour and birth. I hope to be able to support you as you navigate your pregnancy journey from appointment debriefs to practical support with meal preparation for when baby arrives.
I also offer in-person and virtual birth and postnatal planning sessions to help you get the most out of your experience of early parenthood. Too often, birth planning is a tick box exercise and postnatal is not considered. My aim is to guide you to think through how you might thrive during this transition, rather than just survive.
Postnatally, I offer emotional support through the early days through companionship and birth debriefs. Practical support can include meal preparation, infant feeding support, assistance with the wider family, domestic tasks and support for postnatal recovery.
I have experience of providing virtual support, so be sure to chat with me if this is an option for you.
In person support covers Chester, Frodsham, Helsby, Ellesmere Port, Wirral and surrounding areas.
"Sally, I can't begin to thank you enough for all that you did for me during my pregnancy, and now beyond! Jake and I are so lucky to have you in our lives. You've no idea how much your support has meant. Thank you!"