When I trained as a midwife many years ago I was absolutely enthralled by the miracle, the power and the beauty of birth.
On a personal level, giving birth to my own four children was a most inspiring experience for me as a woman. It felt as if I was doing what I was born to do. I had such a sense of achievement and I look back on these births as real highlights in my life. This brought about a strong desire in me to see other women experience birth in this way.
As a midwife I have had the opportunity to share birth experiences with many couples, and always count it a great privilege to be apart of this most sacred and intimate event in their lives.
Having a good birth experience is about knowing your options, making good choices and being well prepared. In my role as a doula I seek to assist you with this and would be honored to be a part of your "birthing team".
My hope is that you will look back on your child's birth knowing you took part in a miracle and that you did well. I would like for your baby to come into the world gently, and that he or she would meet you in an unhurried and peaceful way.
Being a part of this will be a great joy and privilege for me.
MY DOULA SERVICES INCLUDE:
An initial interview
An antenatal visit, where I would assist you in developing a birth plan.
One hospital visit.
If you need more assistance with breastfeeding this can be arranged.
My presence at the labour and birth until at least an hour afterwards to assist with initiating the breastfeeding relationship.
One home visit in the first two weeks of being home with your baby.