“Helen is calm in a crisis, but also proactive in protecting the birth space. She is completely non-judgemental regarding birth and parenting choices and acts to the interest of her clients” – Lea
How do I book you as my Doula?
Firstly, we have an initial ZOOM meeting (which is free). This is a good opportunity for us to meet and ask any questions.
If you decide that having me as your Birth Doula is right for you, we then arrange two in person antenatal visits. During these visits, we build up a strong bond of trust. We work on breathing techniques, birthing positions, relaxation etc., as well as discussing birth ideas/plans, any fears or anxieties and relevant treatments.
I’ll never push ideas onto you that you are not comfortable with, but I’ll give you the information that you need to make the choices that are right for you.
“She helped us to make our birth plan, bringing to our attention things which we may have otherwise not have thought about. Once I had gone into labour, we called Helen who arrived armed with her positive and cheerful nature and all her birthing aids. She was an excellent support the whole way through the labour, both practically and emotionally.” – Kate
You will have continuity of care throughout your pregnancy and labour. I’ll be on call, 24 hours a day, 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your due date. When you go into labour, I’ll be there for you until your baby is born and you are both settled.
I offer 2 postnatal visits to make sure you are doing ok and that your transition into parenthood is as smooth as possible and this can include breastfeeding support if required.
“Due to having a traumatic birth with my daughter, I often felt bouts of anxiety during my second pregnancy (I had alot of sleepless nights). I took my time to research and make contact with a few doulas. I felt an instance connection with Helen she was very generous with her time, I never felt rushed. The support I received from Helen before, during and after was invaluable i wouldn’t have had the positive birthing experience I had without her.” – Ayisha
“Helen was my antenatal teacher and doula. I was a very nervous first timer and throughout my pregnancy and labour she was always there to answer any of my questions and there were many! Her techniques and advice made me feel more relaxed and confident. I had a tough and long labour and Helen was there through every step helping both me and and my partner. I couldn’t have done it without her and would highly recommend her to anyone having a baby!” – Sally
Total fee: £800
£200 payable with signed contract at booking to secure on call period
£600 payable by 37 weeks.
- Initial introductory meeting
- 2 antenatal visits (approx 1.5 hours each) approx weeks 32 and 37
- Time to work through a previous birth experience*
- on call, 24 hrs a day, for 4 weeks (2 weeks before and 2 weeks after due date)
- unlimited phone calls/emails during on call period
- labour and birth (no time limit!)
- 2 postnatals visits – first visit usually within 2 weeks of the birth
*I am trained in EFT (tapping) for perinatal anxiety and depression and also Birth Rewind and EMDR for birth trauma and will bring these skills to help you work through your feelings following a difficult birth and prepare for your next
Don’t need me in person at your birth, why not hire me as your VIRTUAL DOULA?
For testimonials from previous doula clients please see ‘What others say‘ page
My experience as a Doula has included hospital, home and birth centre births, induction of labour, VBA2C (vaginal birth after 2 csections) and in-labour and planned cesarean birth. I have completed my Doula UK recognition. I am always supportive of wherever and however you choose to birth your baby.