Supporting Women through
Pregnancy and Birth
I am a Birth & Postnatal Doula, based near Lewes & Brighton, East Sussex. I am also a Doula Mentor, for trainee doulas. I absolutely love my work!
I enjoy supporting women & couples to confidently prepare for birth & parenting. I love seeing women have exactly the kind of birth they wished for.
Labouring women often need more support than one person can provide (and that person needs breaks, too). It feels best to be with friends, yet also to have confidence in their abilities & wisdom; to feel cared for in safe hands.
Having the constant support of a doula has been proven to reduce the length of labours & decrease the rate of interventions & c-sections. It also increases maternal happiness & satisfaction.
You might be planning a hospital birth, but you still need to make that journey in dilation before they will even let you stay. Early labour is not always quick and that time might as well be as easy & pleasant as possible. Knowing when to make the transfer can be tricky & having a doula's support & guidance can make this time much more pleasant.
Around half of the births I attend are home births (including home VBAC). I also attend births at The Royal Sussex (Brighton), The Princess Royal (Haywards Heath), as well as Crowborough Birth Centre.