Journey Ahead: The Hypnobirthing Doula

Doula Care

You-centred doula care across pregnancy, birth and postpartum

I’m Hannah, a passionate and experienced doula dedicated to providing exceptional support and care throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postnatal journey.

With a deep belief in informed choice, women-centred care, and navigating the challenges of the maternity system, I am here to be your trusted friend and guide every step of the way.

Comprehensive Doula Support

Embracing Informed Choice and You-Centred Care

I am a firm believer in informed choice and you-centred care. Throughout our time together, I will provide evidence-based information, unbiased support and resources, allowing you to make informed decisions that align with your values, preferences, and unique circumstances.

Your physical and mental wellbeing are at the heart of my doula practice, and I am dedicated to ensuring you have the knowledge and support to make the choices that are right for you and your baby.

Baby in Hannah's hands is smiling. Hannah has her hand on baby's tummy whilst she provides doula care.

Wondering what a doula does?

As your doula, I offer comprehensive support that covers the key stages of your journey, ensuring you feel powerful, informed, and nurtured throughout:

Prenatal Support

During the prenatal period, I provide invaluable guidance and assistance as we prepare for the arrival of your little one. We will discuss your birth preferences, create a personalised birth plan, and explore various comfort measures and relaxation techniques. I am here to answer your questions, address any concerns, and provide emotional support as you navigate the excitement and challenges of pregnancy. I am here to be your trusted friend and guide.

Birth Support

When the time comes for your baby's arrival, I will be there by your side, providing continuous support throughout labour and birth. As your advocate, I will help you navigate the birthing process, offering reassurance, encouragement, and comfort measures tailored to your needs. Whether you choose a home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre, I will support your informed choices and ensure a calm and empowering experience.

Postnatal Support

After your baby is born, I continue to provide dedicated postnatal care to facilitate a smooth transition into parenthood. I offer practical assistance, emotional support, and evidence-based information to help you navigate breastfeeding, baby care, and postpartum recovery. As a passionate breastfeeding supporter, I am here to help you establish a strong breastfeeding relationship and overcome any challenges you may encounter.

Let's see if we fit!

Let's begin your doula journey

A big part of choosing a doula is seeing if we’re a good fit for each other. Do we have similar values and get on well? Do you feel comfortable chatting to me? Do you want to know what my packages include and how I can support you?

Book a doula interview today and let’s discuss how my doula services could meet your unique needs. Today you can take the first step to getting the support and guidance you deserve.

« We love Hannah! »

Dan: Birth & Postnatal Doula Care

« Hannah was an absolutely brilliant hypnobirthing teacher and doula for my sister-in-law. She found it tricky knowing how to navigate all of the choices in her pregnancy journey and was really quite scared about what to expect. Hannah was a supportive voice, an empowering guide and a wonderful support to the entire family during not only the lead up to the birth, but the main event itself. Her support in getting baby O’s feeding journey initiated and mum’s recovery well underway has been invaluable. Thank you for your care and loving attention Hannah! »

« Above and beyond! »

Josh: Hypnobirthing Course, Birth and Postnatal Doula Care

« Hannah really did go above and beyond for both my partner and I throughout our whole pregnancy journey. We found the course really helpful learning techniques and being more informed on every aspect of birth and what comes with it. Hannah also acted as our doula at the birth and without her support and knowledge our birth story would’ve been a lot different. We are so lucky that Hannah helped guide us to have a birth as close to our birth plan as possible through her expertise and management of the hospital staff. »

What does it cost?

Perfectly crafted packages so you feel powerfully prepared

What is included?

Typically doula care can include, but is not limited to, services such as the following:

Pocket Doula Services

Recognising the importance of consistent support, I also offer pocket doula services. This unique offering ensures that you have access to ongoing guidance, resources, and support right at your fingertips. Whether it’s through virtual consultations, phone calls, or text messaging, I am here to provide timely advice, address your concerns, and celebrate your joys as you navigate the beautiful journey of motherhood.

Navigating the NHS

As an experienced doula, I understand the challenges and complexities of navigating the healthcare system, particularly within the NHS. I am well-versed in the processes, policies, and protocols, and can help you navigate them with confidence and clarity. I will support you in effectively communicating with healthcare providers, ensuring your voice is heard and respected throughout your journey. I work collaboratively with caregivers to give you the most powerful birthing team.

Antenatal Appointments

Through personalised antenatal appointments, I am dedicated to providing you with the guidance, education, and support you need to navigate this transformative journey. Together, we will explore your birth choices, discuss your preferences, and ensure that you are well-informed about the various aspects of childbirth. With my compassionate approach and wealth of knowledge, I will empower you to make informed decisions and feel confident as you embark on the incredible experience of bringing new life into the world.

Birth Attendance

During labour, I will create a soothing and nurturing environment, helping you manage pain and discomfort through various relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and positioning suggestions. I support you and your birth partner as a part of your birthing team. I will also work collaboratively with your healthcare team to ensure that your birth preferences and wishes are respected and honoured. I also have practical tools I can provide such as TENs, birthing pool, Rebozo etc.

Your Postnatal Healing

My comprehensive postnatal services are specifically designed to help you recover, rejuvenate, and thrive after having a baby. From overnight sleep support to physical recovery assistance, I am here to provide the nurturing care you deserve. Additionally, I offer nourishing meals to support your well-being and household support to lighten your load. Together we can also debrief your birth experience (if you wish to) whether I was there or not. Where you’d like, I also offer 3 Step Rewind sessions.

Infant Support

My specialised postnatal services are designed to provide comprehensive care and guidance during this transformative time. Whether you choose bottle or breast feeding, I am here to facilitate and support you every step of the way. Additionally, I offer personalised assistance in looking after your new baby where you need it, ensuring they receive the utmost care and attention.

Let's talk about your journey!

Get in touch to plan your doula care

Q&A

Each journey is unique and tailored around your specific needs. My doula packages have been carefully crafted and honed over the many clients I have worked with. All packages include antenatal education as this is vital for feeling powerfully prepared and navigating your choices. You have a choice over whether this is in a group or private setting, depending on which package you choose. There is also usually some antenatal preparation sessions, birth attendance and then postnatal sessions for after baby is here, including a birth debrief. All doula clients get continuous support on Whatsapp/Email too. 

Typically I support families from their pregnancy through to the end of the fourth trimester as a doula. Any prolonged relationship after your baby is three months would usually come under ‘coaching’!

 

I often get asked to do smaller jobs postpartum and for this I offer an hourly daytime rate of £60 and an evening rate of £85 with a minimum of 2 hours booked. Depending on the scope of support you require and the hours this will take, I can shape a bespoke package that suits your specific situation. Longer term and larger commitments benefit from discounted rates.

Any questions?