Hi, I am Helen. I am based in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. In 2015 I decided to establish my own business supporting families in my community. Cothú (meaning nurture in Irish) is my business name. I am a fully insured and qualified Doula, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Baby Massage Instructor and Baby & Toddler Yoga Instructor. I am also a Weleda wellbeing advisor and I am chief glass blower at Breastbowl.com (European Division) As a glassblower at Breastbowl I encase breast milk in molten glass. I work with postpartum mothers mainly.. Offering invaluable information about infant feeding. What to expect and Read more [...]
I feel passionate about supporting women and offering unconditional support, not only to birthing/postnatal women but to all women. If i can assist a mother to obtain what she desires during one of the most life changing experiences she will ever encounter and if this experience can be embraced instead of endured, then, how lucky am i to be part of this, with you. About Me My life experiences have taken me along the Doula path. It started many moons ago, although unaware at the time. My career as a Nursery Nurse has led to various ‘supporting roles’, mostly involving Read more [...]
As your birth or postnatal doula, it is my goal to help empower you and your partner to make informed decisions that are right for you and your family. From what type of birth to have, to how to feed and diaper your baby, I will be a shoulder to lean on and a signpost for further information and help. I will not give any advice, medical or otherwise, but will wholly support the educated decisions you choose for yourself, your baby, and your family. Take a look at my website for more information on package descriptions. About Me I Read more [...]
My Name is Eleanor (most people call me Els). I was born in 1974 and married Jim in 1999. We have 3 children, Emily, Thomas and Dominic (Born in 2000, 2002, and 2005).We live on the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire border. I spent the first 14 years of my working life, until 2008 in the recruitment industry. I believe this has developed my natural ability to listen to what people want and then to support them to try and achieve it…very much like a doula. Since becoming a doula I have attended over 100 births and have supported dozens of families with their new babies. I started Read more [...]
As a Birth Doula, I would propose to meet you and your partner to discuss your birth preferences and the role of the Doula. Be on call 24 hours a day a week before your due date until your baby arrives. Be with you at your choice of hospital, birthing centre or home once you are in labour and stay with you until the safe arrival of your baby, to comfort and support both you and your partner. Visit you a few days after your birth to see how you and your new family are settling down. As a Postnatal Read more [...]
I became a doula because I passionately believe that all women deserve to be supported to birth however they choose. I have been a doula for 5 years and have had the privilege to be at many different types of births, all unique and powerful and extremely humbling. I balance working with raising 3 young children and looking after our assortment of animals.
I have been a recognised birth doula since 2004. I have supported over 150 mummies and watched over 160 babies enter the world. I am also a Birth Rocks mentor teaching antenatal classes in groups and on a one-to-one basis and a Baby Rocks massage teacher. I have worked within the NHS providing both breastfeeding support and antenatal and postnatal support which has enabled me to see both sides of the birth process. About Me We moved from London in 2001 with our three children, William (1996) and twin girls Tilly and Amie (1999), to Gloucestershire. I wanted to do Read more [...]
I am a mentored birth doula but have attended over 10 births and have experience of VBAC, home birth, first and subsequent deliveries. I have a passion for working with those who are experiencing pregnancy after a loss as i have both professional and personal experience. I am also studying homeopathy having seen it’s benefits during recent deliveries. It is so important that you choose the right Doula, please do give me a call and we can have an informal chat and at the very least I can point you in the right direction 🙂 About me I am a Read more [...]
Category: Lactation Consultant
Breastfeeding support and education in the comfort of your own home. I have been supporting mothers to breastfeed their babies for 12 years. Specialise in twins and multiples.
Hi. My name is Jen and I’m a mentored doula, having completed my course with Nurturing Birth. I’ve been a caregiver in both my professional and personal life, and also in various voluntary roles that required interpersonal sensibilities across a wonderful spectrum of cultures. I believe passionately that women should be able to give birth in a comfortable, peaceful and loving environment, whether at home, in hospital or at a birth centre. I will be there to support, encourage and listen to you, with sensitivity and empathy, help you stay positive at this precious, awesome and sometimes overwhelming time. I Read more [...]