Between them, Kirsten and Sarah offer a full range of birth and postnatal doula services, so you can feel confident that you are fully supported throughout your journey into parenthood.
Birth Doula Services
A birth doula is someone who is there to offer you and your partner emotional and physical support and encouragement throughout your labour. This enables you to focus on the job of birthing your baby, and your partner to focus on supporting you.
We believe that the majority of women are able and capable of birthing their baby without the need of additional medical support. However, in order to achieve this, they need to feel well supported by their birthing partners, so that they can relax, let go, trust in their body and their instincts, and feel safe. Having people around them who they already know and have built a trusting relationship with, who know their hopes, fears and needs, and who will act as an advocate for them if necessary, can go a long way to enabling women to feel confident to birth their baby in the way that is right for them.
Postnatal Doula Services
We believe that the role of a postnatal doula is to enable and empower women to fulfill their role as a mother by giving support and encouragement in the early weeks of parenting.
Once your partner has returned to work, especially if you don't have a strong family support network nearby, it can be a great reassurance to have someone else around to support and help you through the early weeks, as you get to know your baby.
As this exciting adventure unfolds it is very difficult to quantify the type or amount of help you might require. As postnatal doulas we offer flexible options that range from just a few hours to staying for several days, similar to that of a maternity nurse.