Pregnancy, birth and the early days of parenthood are supported emotionally as well as practically by a doula.
A doula believes in 'mothering the mother'.
As the majority of births these days take place in the hospital environment, birth can become medicalised which can result in less continuity of care. A doula can be of valuable support antenatally, during birth and postnatally.
Research has shown that having a doula present at birth can reduce the percentage in caesarean sections and the uptake of epidural anaesthesia and increase the rate of home births and breastfeeding.
Bump to Baby and Beyond Doula and Baby Massage
Alexandra Risebury - 07814 512166