Postnatal doula support
Your baby’s here! What wonderful and beautiful news! This is an exciting moment in your life, but it can also be a trying time as you and your baby will be learning your new rhythms and shared world, all whilst you recover and integrate your birth.
As such, I’ll be there to provide help with feeding baby, and also in keeping you nourished by providing you home-cooked meals. I’m also happy to look after older siblings, help with some light housework, and look after your baby as you try to catch some sleep, have a moment to yourself or simply have a shower.
I’ll share with you information and resources that might be relevant to you, empowering you in your first steps as a parent, while ensuring your new family is comfortable and cared for.
I will also sit and offer you the space and a listening ear as you process your birth story and all the emotions that come with postpartum. And I can also answer any questions or doubts that might cross your mind and heart.
See below for different ways in which I can support you in the postpartum period.
POSTNATAL DOULA SUPPORT
BIRTH DEBRIEF ONLY
‘Sara is amazing! She has been such a great support to our family as a postnatal doula. She has a warm, loving, calm energy which helped bring peace into our chaotic home. She is full of knowledge and has given me the strength and confidence I need to adjust to having two little ones.’
‘Sara started helping me when my baby was 10 weeks old. My husband works a late shift each week and so Sara came to help with bedtime. But she did so much more than that! She helped with the cooking, washing, tidying and most importantly was there as a fantastic support to me. I feel she instinctively knows what you need. She also has brilliant tips and advice on all sorts of things. Thank you Sara, we’ve loved having you in our lives this past year.’
‘I got in touch with Sara post birth during lockdown, we didn’t have family in the area and I was feeling quite isolated. Sara ended up supporting me for a couple of months post-natal during what were some tough months for me and she really was my lifeline. She has an incredibly calm and gentle manner, is always ready to listen and went over and above what I had expected from a doula. I felt she was very intuitive and adapted to whatever my needs and wishes were, often taking the initiative to help with things around the house and being a voice of reassurance when I doubted myself. She also happens to be a fantastic cook! It really made such a difference to me to have Sara visit each week and to know that there would be someone to chat to, help out and also make sure I was nourished! When you are beyond exhausted it is just wonderful to have someone who is looking out for your needs during that time, which often get forgotten in the chaos of a new baby. I would recommend Sara to any new mother, she is a wonderful support. Thank you Sara!’
‘The most valuable and important part of Sara’s support was her reassurance. I think this is undervalued for new mums! I found having her there to chat to, give gentle advice and reassure me as a new mother in the early days and during my fourth trimester was invaluable.’
‘I would highly recommend Sara as a doula. She has and continues to provide excellent post-natal support for us. With her kind, calm, confident manner, you are in safe hands – and she can’t offer to do enough for you as a family to help.’