Professional, Loving Support in Pregnancy, Birth and Mothering
Doula - Birth Support
Heli - you have given us so very much that is incalculably dear to my hear and soul... You are a gleaming radiant gem...and I am a very lucky woman to have had you by my side.
I have been a Doula for over 15 years, and am deeply honoured to support women, couples and families during the precious, challenging, transformative, intimate events of pregnancy, birth and the early newborn period.
The concept of a Doula is centred around ‘continuity of care’ (or ‘continuity of care-giver’). A trained, trusted, and experienced person who is with you through pregnancy, birth, and in the precious days and weeks afterwards.
A Doula is someone who has total trust in the process of birth; who understands the physiology of birth; and who recognises that birth is an holistic process of mind, body and soul.
A Doula is someone who has been there herself, enabling her to provide genuine reassurance, attention, and practical support to the labouring woman and her partner.
Having a Doula present at your birth can substantially decrease the length of labour, reduce the need for pain relief medication and unnecessary interventions, and have a positive influence on bonding and breastfeeding.
Research shows that care from a Doula in birth has resulted in:
Heli is truly a wonderful Doula. She has the most calming, loving energy, paired with a wealth of knowledge.