Christian Doula in Bristol.
Birth and postnatal doula, with in person and online packages to suit you.
Not in this area? I can help you prayerfully prepare for your birth online with my 3 session package, the ‘Birth Wrap’, with 2 antenatal and 1 postnatal session.
Antenatal: Providing spaces to talk about anxieties, helping you to prepare for birth and beyond, or to think through your birthing options, are some of the ways I seek to do this. If your faith is important to you, I can encourage you with ways of bringing that into what can be a sacred and spiritual space of pregnancy and birth. I have worked with families of different faiths to my own, so what ever is important to you, I want to support you in that!
Birth: I would love to offer the support you need, to be empowered to have the birth you want, and feel is right for YOU. I will commit to walking with you in that, and helping you prepare.
Postnatal: Practical and emotional support post-birth is such a valuable and much needed thing- whether it’s your first or fourth time. Having a bit of extra support, even if you have plenty of family and friends to call on, can be just what you need at a potentially fragile and exhausting time. This could look like helping around the home, looking after your baby while you nap, or debriefing your birth experience. You don’t need to do it alone!
I am passionate about women having positive pregnancy, birth and postnatal experiences and want to do all I can to support and empower you as you begin this precious journey.
I also run regular prayer retreats on zoom, which provide space to rest and connect with God in your pregnancy, and the postnatal period too.
Contact me for a no obligation chat, I would love to hear from you.
I am married to Chris, and Mum of 2 girls aged 11 and 8, and we absolutely love living in the city of Bristol! I am just starting ordination training in the Church of England. In my spare time I enjoy sewing and craft. I love being outside in the sunshine, especially by the sea with my family.
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Nurturing Birth Preparation Course
‘We felt so lucky to have Helena with us following the birth. The combination of her peaceful, calming presence and practical support gave us confidence as we settled into our role as new parents.’
Helena is response led, and client led. She is very present, is an incredible listener and asks good questions. She supported me, my mum and partner. After the birth Helena was incredible. I felt a deep trust with her and found it easy to let her take my baby out while I slept. I felt listened to, understood and empowered.
(Client, June 2021)
'This was such a beautiful morning, I had no idea how to pray for and with my baby and Helena gently led me towards God’s waiting arms.'
'A very relaxing retreat that helped me to connect with God as we prepare for our first baby. Would highly recommend.'
'What a gift a morning of prayer and worship over this baby was! Really valuable, thoughtful, gentle hosting by Helena who led us into God's presence where we were equipped to include God in our pregnancies, births and life after!'
'I came away from the morning feeling calm, relaxed, at peace and connected to God.'
'The Pregnancy Retreat was a beautiful pause in the journey towards meeting my baby, Helena help lead me into a space where I could really rest and connect with Jesus, I couldn't recommend it enough.'