Are you looking for a doula in Edinburgh or the Lothians?
I am a birth and postnatal doula, providing support in Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and beyond.
If you'd like to find out more about what a birth doula or postnatal doula can do for you, skip to here, or for doula support packages, just have a look below.
Birth Doula Package
3 antenatal visits.
Support on whatsapp throughout pregnancy.
Loan of books, equiptment and evidence based resources.
On call 24/7 from 38+4 to 42 weeks.
Attending your birth.
1 postnatal visit.
20 Hours of postnatal support spread over your first 6 weeks.
Help will begin with a debrief of birth, and can then involve anything from feeding support, meal prepping, taking care of older kids / pets or listening to any concerns.
Phone/text/whatsapp support throughout.
Birth and Postnatal Doula Package
Everything contained in the Birth Package and Postnatal Package combined to give you continuity of care from your pregnancy until you feel confident and ready to send me on my way.
1:1 BIRTH EDUCATION
1 hour to ask or discuss anything thats on your mind and get yourself some evidence based information, including follow-up email.
Been There, Done That
You've done this before, but fancy a 2 hour 'top up' of learning - general or specific to your circumstances.
Private Birth Workshop
A 3 hour antenatal workshop in your own home, catered to your needs.
Postpartum Support Add-On's £225
3x 2 hour postnatal drop-ins, during your first 12 weeks postpartum, to provide support, nourishment and help.
“If a doula were a drug it would be unethical not to use it.”
WHAT IS A DOULA?
You may be here because you already know you want a birth doula or postnatal doula in Edinburgh or nearby, but if you are still on the fence, then here's what you need to know.
A doula is here to support a birthing person and their partner physically and emotionally before, during and after birth. I will advocate for you, but will never push my own agenda. I work to keep the lines of communication between a birthing person and their care providers open and positive, and make sure that any decision you have to make is fully informed. I aim to maintain the best possible circumstances for you to give birth the way you hope to.
As a doula, I attend homebirths, birth centre and labour ward births and c-sections too.
It has been shown that having a doula present at a physiological birth can :
· reduce the rate of induction
· reduce the use of pain relief
· reduce the rate of an instrumental birth
· reduce the chance of having a cesarean
· reduce anxiety
· shorten labour
· promote a better memory and experience of birth
· increase confidence
· increase the rate of initiating breastfeeding
My support is unconditional : it does not depend on what type of birth you would prefer, what pain relief you choose or indeed your own personal views or beliefs in general. I will listen to what you need and want, and make that, and a postive experience of birth, my only agenda.
" My labour didn't go at all how I expected, but I still remained calm throughout thanks to
the information and techniques Julia had taught. "