What Is A Doula?

 

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A Birth Doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

Doulas provide continuous support for the whole family, filling a role that new mothers and families have always needed, we are there to listen, give confidence and not judge. Offering flexible, practical and emotional support, we work in women’s own homes as well as in hospitals throughout Ireland.

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”  –  Dr. John H Kendall

As your doula, I am with you every step of the way, from the time we decide to work together until your baby arrives. I also visit your home after the birth.

 

What Do Doulas Do?

 

Here’s how it works!

  • First we meet! This meeting is free, it’s for a chat so we can get to know each other and see if we’ll work well as a team. it’s really important that your doula is someone you and your partner ‘click’ with.
  • Next – the decision! If you feel you’d like me as your doula, just let me know. Then we’ll get you booked in for your first antenatal visit.
  • My package includes: 2 antenatal visits, support during labour and 1 post partum visit. From 37 weeks of pregnancy right up until 42 weeks (if baby hasn’t arrived by then!), I’ll be on call for you. That means if you need me, I can be with you within an hour or two.

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If you would like more information please do contact me – I’d love to hear from you! Louise