Hello! When things look bleak the only way we can prevail is to all pull together.
Text or call or whatsapp me on 07977 921709
This is early labour remote support. If you are in labour NOW and have been told to stay at home for a little longer or you are in hospital awaiting induction or in the early stages of labour on an antenatal ward, I’m here to listen. If you feel lonely, scared, confused or just want some practical tips on how to stay comfortable and cope with contractions, call me, night or day.
In the big picture of maternity care, doulas have some unique talents when it comes to the latent phase of labour. We are experienced in being ‘with woman’ as her body warms up. We are used to supporting people to find their rhythm, to relax into the sensations and to find their coping strategies and comfort measures.
We are also well placed to be able to support the birth companion/partner so that they can stay calm and provide good practical and emotional support for the birthing person. We have experience of supporting couples as they decide whether to check in with a midwife and when to call for medical support or make the journey to hospital.
We have signposting skills and a large tool kit of suggestions. But most of all, we are not scared of birth. We have calm voices and big ears to listen and large open hearts. Perhaps in this crazy situation we can be a peaceful oasis for parents to talk to when the unknown waters of early labour feel choppy and difficult to navigate alone.
I am not charging for this emergency support.
If you are pregnant or have had your baby and would like support, do feel free to contact me or check out doula.org.uk
Doulas are not health professionals. We cannot give you medical advice. We can give you emotional support and practical tips for labour.