Having a baby is a life changing event, and it can take a while to find your feet as a new parent. These days, people are more spread out geographically, and you may find that you don’t have the support of close family or friends to rely on.
With so much potential uncertainty in the air once you get your baby home, sometimes all you need is a knowledgeable, experienced person on hand, to listen, give you space to air concerns, and to reassure you that you are doing a fantastic job parenting your baby.
A Postnatal Doula can offer a practical and emotional support to you and your family in the early days or weeks following the birth of your baby. Whether you are a first time parent, or you are having a subsequent baby, I aim to empower you to feel more confident about caring for your baby by offering gentle encouragement and a relaxed approach to help you find your own parenting style which works for you and you baby.
Ways in which I may be able to assist you in the early days include:
- Everyday tasks including preparing meals, food shopping, washing, and light housekeeping duties
- Assisting with the every-day routine of the family to enable you care for your baby
- Looking after the baby to enable you to sleep or rest
- Help with newborn care such as nappy changing, bathing and sleeping
- Support with Feeding
The service is available between 9am and 3pm weekdays, with more limited availability during evenings and weekends.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your individual needs.