Antenatal, Birth and Postnatal Services and Support
Darling Doula is my 'doula' business, offering a care package for a mum-to-be and her partner, or just her. I bring care, support and knowledge.
ONLINE SUPPORT IF PREFERRED OR NECESSARY
I see pregnancy, birth, and the growth of a family as one of the most beautiful things about humanity. As a Doula, I am privileged to help women and their partners make these experiences as positive and healthy as possible. And it’s never surprising to me when another scientific paper proves the positive impact a doula can have on the mother and family. I am proud to be qualified and experienced as a doula and offer this valuable service.
DIPLOMA OF ANTENATAL
National Childbirth Trust
University of Bedford
Since July 2013
NCT BIRTH DOULA
National Childbirth Trust
Qualified in 2011
University of Worcester
VTCT & FHT
2004 & 2019
Qualified & experienced in massage,
aromatherapy & accupressure in pregnancy
The Queer Birth Club
Qualified in 2020
Serena gave me the confidence to have a natural birth without the need for pain relief, and my husband peace of mind. I attribute my positive birth experience to the guidance I received from Serena during my labour, for which I cannot thank her enough.
BIRTH PACKAGE £1600 INCLUDES:
ANTENATAL HOME VISITS X 2 of 2-3 hours
We can discuss all aspects of labour and birth. From breathing, positions for labour, to pain relief options. Plus I can help you create a personalised birth 'preferences' plan. Partner involvement can be as full-on as you prefer, sometimes I am more in the background and others much more involved - whatever suits you best. Flexibility is key.
I offer an opportunity to reflect on/discuss any previous pregnancies/births. I'm on-call 24/7 from 10 days prior to your due date until the birth. If you pass your EDD, safe aromatherapy and acupressure suggestions will be detailed for encouragement into labour if required.
LABOUR & BIRTH SUPPORT
Get personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. As your Doula, I promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and offer any support needed in the hours or days of pre-labour, prior to labour becoming established.
POSTNATAL HOME VISITS X 2 of 2-3 hours
Two postnatal home visits, (I will bring cake,) usually within 14 days of the birth. I can help you with any feeding problems you're having. We can take time to reflect on your birth experience thus giving you and your partner the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about yourself or your baby and what to expect in those early weeks. Text, telephone and email support for 6 weeks. Additional personal day/over-night support by arrangement. £250 for 10 hours in 2 hour min app's
After beginning our relationship with a complimentary meet and greet, if you engage me as your doula I am committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family. I'm available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth. I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have.
Get extra personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. As a Doula, I promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and offer any support needed.
Life as a new little family can be super challenging so by utiilising the services of a part-time postnatal doula can really help. I can do any or all of the following - whenever you need it:
Cooking for you
Preparing freezer meals for you
Making you lactation cookies, flapjacks or super-food juices & salads
Run errands for you - Post Office/chemist/supermarket/pets/older children
Light household duties
Just being there for you Mummy...t.o listen & to care
Support with breastfeeding/feeding/winding/settling to sleep or naps
Postnatal care @ £30 per hour or bundle of 10/20/30hrs @ £250/£500/£750
In minimum 2 hour blocks
"Empowering a woman, to give her very best for her baby, is what I try to do as her doula."