Why hire a Doula? What does a Doula do?
There are many studies to show that continuation of care is so important when you are in labour.
For many women this can mean that the only person present through the whole of their birth experience is their partner.
Quite often the partner does not have the correct skills and information to support their partner in labour.
Whether you have an OB or a midwife they are very likely not to be present until later on in your labour.
Different countries have different approaches to midwifery and to antenatal and postnatal care.
Having a Doula means that you can have support through those early days of learning to breastfeed and getting used to having a new born baby at home.
A postnatal doula can help you with breast feeding and soothing techniques. They can help you get some well deserved sleep while looking after your little one. Not to mention help with household chores and getting you back on track.
The supportive power of Shiatsu
Acupressure more than halves the intensity of your contractions when applied properly. The earlier you start in labour the more effective it is.
Shiatsu is very effective in helping you prepare for your labour.
A birth doula can come to your home in the early stages of labour. Here is a photo of Justine applying acupressure and helping her client get used to her TENS machine. Managing your contractions early in labour with acupressure is recommended particularly you are planning a birth with minimal intervention.
A postnatal doula can help you with breast feeding and soothing techniques. They can help you get some well deserved sleep while looking after your little one. Not to mention help with house hold chores and getting you back on track.
Complete Package, £800, includes:
Two ante-natal visits including ante-natal Shiatsu
Support during labour and birth
One post-natal visit including post-natal Shiatsu and introduction to Hypopressive (pelvic floor)