Postnatal Doula

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From immediately after birth and during the first few weeks I can come in and support the family.  Far less formal than a maternity nurse, I come in and help with whatever needs doing in the house from making sure that there is clean laundry, to running a hoover round, to preparing food (I did a basic training with Leiths School of Food and Wine).  I can collect older children from school, walk the dog, pick up groceries or just sit with you and talk through any of your concerns and fears.  I will happily support you breastfeeding and will be able to show you some baby massage techniques to help relieve a baby’s discomfort from colic, reflux, wind, constipation etc.  All-in-all I hope to be able to offer relevant support so that you are able to rest and enjoy your new baby/babies.  My ultimate aim is to boost the confidence of the new mother so that by the time my final session comes around I am no longer needed – Mum is ready and able to face the world, feeling calm and confident.

I work flexibly, usually for a minimum of a couple of hours per session, depending on location. Please contact me for my current prices and availability.

Here’s what some of my clients have had to say

Sophie was really supportive. She always offered constructive advice and went out of her way to help solve problems e.g. researching different twin carriers. Her baby massage really helped relax the girls and solve their constipation. My toddler really loved her – Sophie went out of her way to involve her. I was always so relieved to see her.”
— Amanda Hutchings, mother of Ellie, Poppy and Hattie

Sophie was really helpful and kind without ever being obtrusive. She couldn’t have been more helpful and it made all the difference to be able to hand over the baby to her so I could get some sleep for an hour or so. I trusted her with the baby completely.”
— Jo Baum, mother of Matilda

Sophie had an amazingly calming influence on Annabelle, both at the birth and afterwards. She instilled a huge amount of confidence as well and as a result Annabelle has been coping extremely well with motherhood and seems to be enjoying it immensely.”
— Barney Smythe, father of Flora