Birth takes a village
Women birth best when they feel safe and supported. Birth is a pivotal time, comprised of many different emotions. As a birth keeper I stand to harmonise the changes, respect, listen without judgement, bear witness to and support women as their extraordinary transformation into a mother takes place. Every mother deserves to be informed and make her decisions that are right for her, and this I support you in.
Women being with women through the childbearing years is a time-old tradition. Our society today seems that this tradition is even more necessary than it was, as fewer families are close together to carry out simple tasks that lighten the load for a new family. For many reasons, this support might not be in place while such big life change occurs. Not only a baby is born, but parents are, too.
The very nature of birth itself is unpredictable, but you can plan for your care, before, during and after birth. If you want to have someone you have had time to get to know, who understands the physiological processes of the childbearing year advocate for you, your partner and your choices to enhance your experience, let's arrange to talk further. Sometimes just having someone there and ready for you, woven into your plan-of-care can make a whole world of difference.
Funding should not determine who can access a doula or not. Please inquire, but not let that stop you receiving the support you so wish for you and your birth. Payment plans can also be arranged at request, as well as vouchers from friends and family members to subsidise doula costs, available here.