Doula - a Greek word meaning 'woman servant or caregiver'. 'A doula believes in 'mothering the mother' enabling the mother to have the most satisfying and empowered time that she can during pregnancy, birth and the early days as a Mum'. (Doula UK)
Often expectant parents feel that they want only each other and the midwife to be present at the time of their baby's birth. We can completely understand why they would want labour and birth to be just about their unique family unit. A Doula in no way interferes with that. Labour can be an extremely rewarding and yet challenging experience. It is vital that the birthing woman feels loved and supported. Dads can often feel that there is a lot of multi tasking to do at a highly emotive time. Countless times we are hearing couples feed back their amazing birth stories and finish by saying 'next time we will have a doula'.
The support gained by having a doula with you during your pregnancy and labour journey can not be underestimated. A doula is highly experienced in birth. She provides the continuity of support and reassurance that cannot often be provided by midwives these days.
The Doula package costs £700, a discount is offered to couples that have attended our Hypnobirthing course.
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