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. I 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.