What to expect in the Postnatal period.

This can be an unsettling, emotional and frightening time for new parents. Too often a mother is rushed back into normal day-to-day activities, not giving herself the chance to enjoy her new baby due to the pressures that society places upon her. There may also be feeding issues and sleep or settling problems with the baby and sleep deprivation of the parents.

How a Postnatal Doula can assist you.

Women are not meant to shoulder the responsibility of motherhood alone.  A Postnatal Doula will support new parents, guiding them and their baby through the early experiences as a new family, helping them to bond with their baby and empowering the family to take care of itself by helping around the house and offering encouragement and suggestions.

What to expect from your Doula.

As your Postnatal Doula I am available every day of the week for various hours and 'shifts'. I can provide support for a minimum of 2 hours to a maximum of 8 hours and overnight if required.

This can involve many things including the following;

  • Taking care of baby so that you can get some rest
  • If this is your first baby i can help with establishing a routine
  • If you have had a caesarean section I can drive you to appointments, for example, Health Visitor, Weigh Clinic, Breastfeeding clinic
  • If you have other children i can help with school runs, mealtimes, outings
  • Household chores including washing, making meals for you and the family, changing beds, dishwasher, shopping
  • If you need emergency support i can be on call

*Postnatal support is charged at and hourly rate. I also offer one-off Postnatal Consultations, if you have a particular issue or just need some advice, whether that is about you, your baby, other children, feeding issues, sleep problems, I can come to your home and help you establish a routine and see a way forward, as this can be a challenging time and one that you do not have to go through alone.

Call Sarah on
07771 786325