Doula Services"Doula" (pronounced "doola") is a Greek word meaning "woman servant or caregiver". It now refers to an experienced woman who offers emotional and practical support to a woman (or couple) before, during and after childbirth. A doula believes in “mothering the mother” - enabling a woman to have the most satisfying and empowered time that she can during pregnancy, birth and the early days as a new mum. This type of support also helps the whole family to relax and enjoy the experience.
Birth doulas are trained and experienced in childbirth, although they may or may not have given birth themselves. They have a good knowledge and awareness of female physiology BUT the doula is not supporting the mother in a clinical role - that is the job of the midwife/medical staff".
Here is one client's experience from Friday 13 August. Both Lyn and
Barret have given their full permission to use the photo. Lyn is also happy to talk to women who may be considering having a doula or HypnoBirthing. Contact me if you would like to ask her about her own experience.
"Words alone cannot describe the thanks we owe you for the special experience we shared together on Friday.
We welcomed our little boy into the family home in the relaxed, calm and loving environment we thought we could only dream to achieve. But having had weeks of preparation with positive attitudes and support from you, our dream was in fact a beautiful reality.
Birth, we now know, does not have to be traumatic, far from it; it's been a natural, uplifting, liberating and life changing experience for us and we are so proud you were able to share it with us.
All our love and thanks", Lyn & Barret