Hello! My name is Di Craven and I live just outside Basingstoke on the Hampshire/Berkshire borders and I am a mentored Birth and Post Natal Doula. I am also a mum of two independent late teens and a thoroughly spoilt Norfolk terrier!
My role as your birth doula is to help you and your family negotiate the path to positive birth experience.
Every birth experience is unique, often unpredictable and no women can be offered her ‘ideal birth’. However a birth partner with an understanding of that ideal is well placed to help create as positive experience as possible. We will discover what is right for you together with no agenda and no judgement.
My role in labour is to provide constant nurturing support, responding to your changing needs. Often referred to as “holding your space” I can be an unobtrusive yet reassuring presence while you allow your body to do what it is meant to do, safe in the knowledge that someone absolutely “has your back”.
As a post natal doula I can offer you and your partner the practical and emotional support at home in the early days and weeks as your new arrival becomes part of family life.
If you would like find out a little more or just have a chat with me I’d love to hear from you.