Hello, my name is Lorraine and I am a Doula in West Yorkshire. I provide support to birthing people and their families as they embark on the special journey of welcoming new life into the world. From birth preparations, to being there at your birth, I’ll support you the whole way through to making those first steps as a parent.
I believe all birthing people should feel empowered through this journey and deserve to be supported to make the choices that are right for them.
Before becoming pregnant with my daughter in 2016, I thought I wanted to be a midwife. I knew there was something about pregnancy and birth that resonated with me. Going through the journey helped to solidify that.
I had a wonderful pregnancy and felt I knew exactly what I wanted for my birth. However, my ideas of what birth would be like quickly changed and with that, I lost the sense of control I felt I had. I didn’t feel like I could ask the questions running through my mind or make a decision that felt right to me without the fear of being judged. My birth was not as I had planned it to be but I learnt a lot from it.
Because of this, I decided I wanted to support other people on their journey. That is why I became a doula.
As your doula I will support YOU to make the choices that are right for YOU. I will do this by listening to your needs, fears and hopes.
Whether it be a holistic home birth or a hospital birth with all the drugs, I will be there to support you to have the most positive experience that you deserve.
My beautifully strong-willed daughter reminds me every day that if you feel empowered enough to make a choice, you can get what you really desire.
Author: Lorraine Pryce
My name is Lorraine and I am a doula. I live and work in west Yorkshire with my beautiful sassy daughter and supportive partner. My aim is to support women and their families throughout their journey to becoming the parents they want to be.
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Nurturing Birth Doula Course Certificate
DUK Mentored Birth and Postnatal Doula
"Lorraine gave me so much more than practical support; she helped my anxiety throughout pregnancy and helped me to prepare for my daughter's birth. She shared with me coping techniques and told me about practices I didn’t know existed and I was totally unaware they were available to me. She provided me with information on breast feeding, my birthing options during a caesarean and even practicalities to help with my chronic pain during pregnancy. She was a calm and reassuring presence throughout a time that I felt very vulnerable, frightened and confused. It was so lovely to know I had someone I could turn to."- Bex
"Even through virtual means, it feels like Lorraine is there to help you with anything at all. I am genuinely so grateful for the time she gave me and the invaluable advice I have taken away from my experiences with her. I felt empowered to be stronger during a very emotional time and Lorraine helped me feel extremely grounded when my emotions of having a new born, and lockdown restrictions, were sky high and could have easily led me into feeling depressed like after my previous birth experience."- Hannah
Listing Category: Doula