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What I am 'do-ulaing' right now

People often ask, "What does a doula do?" So here are just some of the things I am currently doing in my role as a doula.

Updated June 2024

Doula (doo-lah) noun

"A doula is a trained companion who is not a healthcare professional and who emotionally, practically and informatively supports another person through a significant health-related experience, such as pregnancy, childbirth, early parenting, miscarriage, induced abortion or stillbirth, or non-reproductive experiences such as dying."

Here are some of the amazing clients I am currently working with...

Supporting People

The past month saw me experience possibly one of my most challenging births and it was a great reminder of just how unpredictable birth can be and how amazing it is that we have a medical system that can step in when the unexpected happens. After a long and challenging induction, my client gave birth to a baby who was very unwell and needed support in the NICU. The whole experience for them was beyond comprehension but they were able to face it all with a determination, resilience and a focus that meant they could be there for their baby despite having no preparations for what they would face. Supporting this family was a huge emotional challenge as I witnessed them suffer from failings by the healthcare team meant to be supporting them, coercion and then needing to rely on the same system to keep their newborn baby safe. Staying connected to my clients through this and even when I was not with them physically was very much part of the challenge but very much part of why I do what I do. To be with them energetically and offering them space to process as they sat by their baby's bedside, was a huge privilege and one I take very seriously. They have reminded me just how strong we are and just how strong our instincts are when it comes to protecting our babies. Our bodies do hold the score and they know when we need something for our births. I am so happy to say that this family is now home and managing the transition of becoming new parents in the comfort, support and familiarity of their family after weeks in hospital. I am looking forward to seeing them again in their postpartum and continuing to support them as they grow. 

After a very fortunately timed holiday in Portugal, I am now back on call fully rested and with my cup restored.

I am not just a doula...

My photographic storytelling

Photography has always been a passion for me and something I developed during my time at university studying fashion. To now be able to use this skill and creativity in my doula work is the perfect balance of service and creative output. And now I am increasing my capacity to do more of this work outside of the birth space.

Focusing on the whole journey, my photography services have always included pregnancy photography and postpartum photography as well as photography during birth.

Now I will be offering personal photography sessions. These sessions are for women at any point on their journey through life. Whether they have had children or not, these sessions are about embracing who they are right now. There is something so powerful about images of ourselves that reflect us in our most real unfiltered form and I want to offer the same opportunity of being empowered to women outside of the motherhood journey. If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, check out the new photography packages on my website.

Working to make positive change in the pregnancy, birth and early parenting world.

Birth World Work

As well as working with clients 1-2-1 to help them have the birth experience they want and deserve, I also offer work in the wider community to support more families and offer accessible support for all.​

  • My work at Birthrights is continuing to grow and as well as supporting people through our advice service, I am also working with my fantastic team on building an awareness campaign around the maternity crisis and the impact that disbanded homebirth teams, are having on women and birthing people choosing to birth at home. Here is the link to my Birthrights Blog

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My Support Services Availability

Birth Support

My birth support is limited so that I am able to offer my clients the 1-2-1 care they deserve. So if you are looking to have my doula support, please book early.

July- Availability for early July 

August- Fully Booked

September- Limited availability

October- Available

November- Available for late November estimated due dates

December- Available

Click the button below to find out more about my support

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My Support Services Availability

Postpartum Support

My postpartum support is also limited so that I am able to offer my clients the 1-2-1 care they deserve. The best time to book postpartum support is during your pregnancy

June 2024- Availability

July- Available

August- Available

September- Fully Booked

October- Available

November- Fully Booked

December- Available

Click the button below to find out more about my support

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