- MY SUPPORT -
• ABOUT MY SUPPORT • THE BIRTH DOULA CHESHIRE •
I want you to know I totally get it!
YOU ARE ABOUT TO DO ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE THINGS OF YOUR ENTIRE LIFE
& YOU'RE FEELING A LITTLE ANXIOUS,
IT IS COMPLETELY NATURAL
& YOU ARE NOT ALONE
I've been there, & now support, inform & educate women, couples & families across London & Cheshire in all aspects of Pregnancy & Birth.
Not being able to predict what will happen during your Labour, can make you feel that what happens in Labour & Birth is completely out of your control.
Traumatic Birth stories from well-meaning family & friends can make it seem that giving Birth will be a difficult & fearful experience.
Alongside misinformation, such as vaginal examinations, a stretch & sweep, induction, forceps etc being necessary & inevitable to birth your baby safely, even in a straightforward pregnancy.
Whether this is a first baby, a subsequent pregnancy with no under lying health conditions or you're having a caesarean for medical reasons there still may be options you haven't yet considered or been made aware of.
You may be finding it difficult to distinguish between necessary medical advice, guidance & recommendations.
Or need help to understand the benefits & risks in making certain decisions.
You may not have been given the chance to have a through discussion about your maternity care or be given any information on how to prepare emotionally & physically for Birth, however you choose to Birth your baby.
Continuous emotional & practical support throughout from the same person may be lacking. You may have unanswered questions, need unbiased information to make a Birth plan, Or guidance on how best to communicate what you want for your Birth with Health Professionals.
Your partner may want to be fully involved but is unsure of how best to support you in Pregnancy & Birth in the unfamiliar territory of maternity services,
Most women go into pregnancy under the misapprehension that maternity services will take care of all their emotional, physical & practical needs in Pregnancy Labour & Birth, as well as providing medical care.
It often comes as a surprise that our over stretched & under funded NHS maternity services not only often fall far short of this but are actually only responsible for essential medical obligations. Many women are left feeling unsupported, not listened to, ill informed & cohersed into medically unnecessary procedures & interventions
I provide options
BIRTH PREPARATION IS KEY TO
A POSITIVE BIRTH EXPERIENCE,
HOWEVER YOUR BABY IS BORN.
Learning about Birth physiology, knowing how to work with your Labour hormones, your birth environment, feeling confident & supported in your birth choices with continuity of care from a Doula, is proven to give the best Birth outcomes.
Even if a caesarean is medically necessary for you, all of this still applies. Whether you are birthing your baby in theatre, a consultant-led unit, MLU or at home, with the right preparation you can be in control of your experience.
You can birth your baby without fear, anxiety & stress, instead feel positive & excited for the moment you meet your baby
I give you a thorough
how Birth works
PROVIDING YOU WITH PRACTICAL
EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE
EVERY STAGE OF LABOUR
I am here for you continuously from pregnancy, providing all your emotional, physical & practical support working alongside your Health care Professionals. We will have thorough discussions on all aspects of your maternity care, creating an experience that is individual to you & your baby.
I prepare you for every eventuality & give your partner a clearly defined role, so they feel fully involved & you are both completely in tune, they know what to do, recognise when to do it & how to carry it out.
My Antenatal education will teach you exactly what you need to know, enlighten & empower you, ensuring you go into Labour feeling confident, & well supported.
I am there for you throughout your Labour & Birth, supporting both you & your partner. I provide Postnatal care & essential guidance with your newborn.