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Postnatal Doula Support

"It takes a village to raise a child"

A postnatal doula offers emotional, practical and informational support to families welcoming a new baby into their home, whether it be the first, second or tenth child. 

The fourth trimester is a term describing the period after birth where a baby transitions to life outside the womb, but it is also a period of transition for the woman or birthing person into parenthood.

During this unique period, a doula can help you to get a more enjoyable experience, by creating opportunity for the mother or birthing person to rest and recover from giving birth, be nourished and cared for while she/they nurtures the newborn. A doula can also help navigate the sometimes daunting decisions and emotions of motherhood, using  a non-judgmental approach.

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Based on your family's needs and wishes, doula services may range from a single session per week to full-time support in the early months. Most importantly, a doula aims to empower you to build confidence, and thrive in parenthood.

Which services do I offer?

This will vary from family to family based on their needs, but some ideas of how I may support include:

  • Caring for the newborn so that you can rest

  • Creating nourishing meals for the whole family

  • Making time for you to enjoy a hot bath or shower

  • Ensuring that your emotional needs are met, by listening and supporting

  • Sharing information and contacts on local specialised support e.g. lactation consultants and tongue-tie practitioners

  • Support in establishing breastfeeding/chestfeeding

  • Providing evidence-based resources to make informed parenting decisions

  • Entertaining older children in the home

  • Attending appointments with you 

  • Accompanying and supporting you on trips out of the house

  • Light housework such as laundry and tidying


Sessions last a minimum of 3 hours and are typically booked in packages.


Booking a package before the arrival of your baby guarantees availability and priority in the scheduling of your sessions.

Payment plans available.

The New Baby 6 week support package

Antenatal postnatal planning session

2 x 4 hour sessions per week for 6 weeks

Whatsapp contact between sessions 


The Fourth Trimester 12 week support package

Antenatal postnatal planning session

2 x 4 hour sessions per week for 12 weeks

Whatsapp contact between sessions 


30 Hour package

To be used as desired (minimum 3 hours per session). Often used as 10 x 3 hour sessions.

To be used within a 3 month period


One-off session

One-off 3 hour session are designed for anyone who needs adhoc support, or wants to trial a doula to see if the services are suited to their needs. 


Tailor made packages

Can't see something that suits? Please get in touch to discuss options.

Prices are inclusive of travel up to a 15 mile radius of Ware, Hertfordshire. After that, there is a cost of 45p per mile. Where parking costs are applicable these are to be paid by the client. 

10% deposit required on booking, with full payment made 7 days before due date or date of first session. 

Next step....

Sound good, or have some questions? Get in touch to arrange a no obligation chat.

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