The act of educating, loving, respecting, listening, embracing advocating for and assisting a woman prenatally during labor, childbirth and after.
Supporting Women and Families
Birth is a life changing event; beautiful, daunting and overwhelming at times. I gave birth to a beautiful boy two years ago and it was an amazing journey. I have been blessed to have strong nurturing people around me up until now and I want all mothers to feel that!
I feel a strength in me that has come through having a difficult labour and with that a high degree of empathy and compassion. My aim is to nurture you so that you feel empowered, supported and seen during this special time. You can count on me to make sure you feel confident throughout the entire process.
I would like to offer my emotional support, my ears to truly listen, my hands to offer practical help and guidance when needed.
I can also offer Indian Head Massages, Reiki, Yoga, breathing, visualization techniques aswell as nutritional recipes/meals.
After giving birth to my son Kai, I embarked on a deep journey to connect with my new identity as a mother. I wanted to bring my strength to my new role that meant nurturing and protecting another being. As someone interested in psychology and personal development, this made me dig very deep.
The biggest lesson for me was to allow others to enter into my world to provide support. I had always been able to fill my own being using my own personal toolkit but this was proving not to be enough during my pregnancy and birth. I needed emotional support from other strong women and so I reached out. This was the most empowering step that I took and connected me to amazing doulas in Edinburgh who offered their care, advice and warm support.
I had emotional support to help me prepare for my birth, someone who listened and helped me visualize and plan my birth. She tuned in and listened to what I really wanted without judgement. When my boy was born, a friend/doula supported me with nourishing meals/smoothies and offered gentle massages. She did some housework when I was exhausted, looked after my baby so that I could nap/shower/walk. All of this support empowered me so that I could fully give to my baby boy.
So, this all led me to want to bring this support to other women and cater to their individual needs. We are all unique and all pregnancies are different so I will respect and honour your individual needs throughout.
The first days and weeks postpartum are filled with joy and wonder as you marvel at your new-born. It can also be an overwhelming and exhausting time for families. As a postnatal doula, I would like to be of service to you and help you through this precious time so that you can feel supported and empowered with www.edinburghdoula.com....
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