The world is changing with each child that we welcome into it.
Being open to welcome a new baby into our lives is such a special and meaningful gesture.
And the path to meeting your baby can be a straightforward one, or a challenging and long road that invites difficult and conflicting emotions.
You may be thinking of having a baby in the near future. Or perhaps you’ve just started trying for a baby and you’re looking for more information and support. Or maybe you’ve been on that long and winding road for quite some time. Wherever you are in your fertility journey, I’ll meet you there.
I’ll be here to help you prepare emotionally for welcoming your baby, be that individually or as a couple.
I’ll be here to offer you a non-judgemental space that is yours alone, for you to share where you are and how you’re feeling, to listen as you process the various thoughts and emotions that arise as the cycles keep turning.
I’ll be here to help you connect with your cycle and your body, learning how to read its signs and rhythms, and also how the different hormones work together to enable the miracle that is conception.
I’ll be here to signpost you to more information, resources and practitioners so that you may feel supported and fully informed in your options, enabling you to make the decisions that are right for you.
Above all, I’ll be here to be an unwavering companion by your side as you take each step towards holding your baby in your arms.
Please feel free to get in touch for an initial complimentary half an hour call or video call to discuss how I may be of support to you in this chapter of you life.
PRECONCEPTION DOULA SUPPORT
‘The path to getting pregnant was not an easy one. Luckily, I had Sara to talk to, discuss my worries, get advice and exchange ideas regarding fertility issues. Talking to Sara, listening to her experience as a doula not only helped cope with the frustrations and stress but also to process my feelings, acknowledge what I was going through and that I wasn’t alone.’
‘I had been trying to conceive for three years when I reached out to Sara for support. I was in a very lonely place: despite having a supportive partner I was confused by my body, overwhelmed by all of the information on the internet, and just generally felt uninformed when speaking to my GP.
At the time I was going for tests but didn’t know what they were for, and had been on a waiting list to be seen at the Fertility clinic for months. Sara was the first person who took time to explain to me how my body works, how to chart my cycle and cervical mucus to get some insight in to when I would be ovulating.
Thanks to Sara, I now understand how my hormones work – she illuminated for me just how incredible the female body really is.
It has been a long journey, with still some way to go but now I no longer feel alone in it. Having problems with fertility can be disappointing, emotional and even heartbreaking but I have found having a fertility doula for support, and to help you better advocate for yourself, can really help. It has also taken some of the weight off my relationship with my partner now that I have someone else to lean on who truly understands.’
‘I was first put in touch with Sara after being recommended by a friend. From the moment that we first met I felt at ease in her company and during conversation. Sara has an incredibly calming persona and I felt reassured by her knowledge of pregnancy in it’s entirety, from becoming pregnant to coping when pregnant and what to expect during labour. The most significant thing that I took from Sara was an understanding that achieving pregnancy takes time and she helped me understand the fertility journey. Every time I spoke with Sara I felt reassured, calmer, clearer in my thinking and came away with an overall feeling of positivity and optimism. She emphasised the need to be patient and to remain positive within that.
I utilised a variety of different supports whilst trying to achieve pregnancy, however after just one session with Sara, I felt her input to be more rewarding and tailored to my needs. I would like to thank her for her patience, understanding and support.’