Giving birth is not actually an end goal in itself, but the start of your new journey as a mother and parent.
The postnatal period is a crucial time in your life.
Becoming empowered at this important point of your life will lead to confidence in your motherhood/parenthood journey.
You need loving and warm care after birth so that you can give loving and warm care to your baby.
Postnatal Doula Support
I cover the whole of Ceredigion and some areas nearby which include Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Borth, Machynlleth, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Llanwrtyd Wells, Llandovery, Llandeilo, Lampeter, Aberporth, Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn, and Carmarthen.
I offer face to face services but some services can be online if preferred.
Who is Postnatal Doula support for?
Mothers/parents who have just had a baby/babies. (It is best to arrange postnatal support during your pregnancy for your peace of mind.)
Mothers/parents who have had a baby/babies a little while ago (There is no clear definition of the postnatal period. When you feel you need support it is the right time to get support.)
Mothers/parents who have had a baby/babies and also have other children to take care of
Those who want practical support so that they can rest after giving birth
Those who want someone to remind themselves that they have to go slowly in this sensitive time after birth
Those who don’t have close family and friends near them to ask for support
What are the benefits of having a Postnatal Doula?
You can rest in your bed and recover after birth whilst a Doula is cuddling your baby
You can bond with your baby and family closely whilst a Doula is taking care of the house
You can confidently start your motherhood/parenthood journey- a Doula can closely support you at each step as you take care of your baby
You will have less stress trying to take care of your baby, their siblings, family, house and yourself all at once
You have someone to talk to about anything, any little things, when you feel unstable and fragile
I can connect with relevant professional specialists quickly when you need
What does a Postnatal Doula do?
Basically, I will do whatever you need me to do so that you can rest, nurture yourself and bond with your baby and your family during this very important period. I will cuddle the baby, tidy up the house, cook nutritious food, help feeding and remind you to slow down too!
*A Doula doesn’t give you any clinical diagnosis or advice. A Doula supports you to make your own choice without any judgement in every aspect of your postnatal journey.
When we had our first baby, we were lost. Everything was new to us! How do you care for a baby!? We had lots to learn! In addition, I couldn’t allow myself to rest in bed most of the time. I was pushing myself to do housework. As a result, I became unwell during the postnatal period.
So, I trained as a Doula to support mums so that they don’t have to go through what I experienced! I have learnt that the postnatal period is such an important and sensitive time.
In the journey of becoming a Postnatal Doula, I came across the phrase “40 days, 40 years.” That means the first 40 days of the postnatal period is so important for mothers/parents that it influences the next 40 YEARS of your life!!
I use my extensive experience as a mother of 3 children and Doula to support mothers/parents to really look after themselves in this crucial period of time because that will lead you and your family to a happier and healthier life together.
Your Postnatal Support Packages
£15 per hour (minimum 2 hours per visit) plus travel costs*
Family Foundations Postnatal Package
£250 for 20 hours (minimum 2 hours per visit) plus travel costs*
Newborn Beginnings Postnatal Package
£120 plus travel cost* for 3 visits of 3 hours in your first or second week after the baby is born
Postnatal Preparation Session
£42 plus travel cost for 2 hour session
In this session, we talk through the postnatal period and make your postnatal support plan together during your pregnancy. This session can be held online if you prefer.
*Due to rising fuel costs, I now have to charge 45p/mile.
A great addition to the family at such an important time.
Tomo helped me n a mother’s help role after I had my baby in January 2021. Tomo is gentle, supportive and very efficient in the household. She is always happy to help with laundry and keeping the house tidy and clean whilst happily watching my older 2 children if needed. She is reliable and always on time with a smile on her face. A great addition to the family at such an important time. Thank you Tomo!
Always friendly, caring and supportive.
Tomoko was very helpful with cleaning, laundry etc postnatally. She was always friendly, caring and supportive.
As I believe every mother/parent deserves care and support, I now offer FREE postnatal support funded by Doula UK too.
The Doula Access Fund provides FREE support during pregnancy, labour and after the birth of a baby to those experiencing disadvantage and financial hardship.
Who is the Access Fund for?
experiencing financial hardship*
and fulfils one or more of the following criteria;
Black or Asian
Mental health diagnosis
Fleeing domestic violence
Homeless or in temporary housing
In the Social Work system
Survivor of trafficking or abuse
*Proof of receipt of benefits or no recourse to public funds will be required.
You can find more details of the Doula UK and Access Fund here. Or you can get in touch with me to find out how to apply.