Doula in East Grinstead

Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2010 Last Updated Jan 2019 Last Login Jan 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Birth Doula
Postnatal Doula

About Me

My name is Lydia, I'm a Birth and Postnatal doula fully registered with Doula UK. I'm Original from Germany and moved to West Sussex whereI live with my children and husband in East Grinstead.
I have been working as a doula for over 8 years and have supported parents during child birth and in the weeks after their baby was born.
The first weeks after the birth are crucial for the mum to recover from giving birth and bond with her new baby.
Often these wonderful first weeks can be a challenging time. As a postnatal doula, I’ll come in and focus on your needs as a new mother. I’ll be able to offer you a helping pair of hands, emotional support and non-judgemental suggestion, giving you the time to enjoy those precious first few weeks - whether that means you spending time with baby while I get on with all the ‘stuff’ that builds up in house, or taking baby while you get some precious ‘me time’.
I am happy to do whatever is needed which often includes
- preparing light food for you or and children,
- tidying,
- baby/sibling care,
- food shopping,
- take you to appointments
eg: the baby health clinic, breast feeding support group,
- School run and homework support,
- listening and supporting you as you make the transition in to motherhood,
- support and signposting with newborn care including feeding
- support for parents with twins and more baby's

Native German speaker

I have worked with families expecting single baby and multiple babies.
References available.
As a postnatal Doula I can start when it is convenient to you.

My Experience

Practical and Emotional support during childbirth and in the Postnatal weeks.
Birth and Postnatal Doula training.
Member of Doula UK

As birth doula I cared for woman with different choices of birth, at home, Midwife Led Unit, Birth Center and in hospital. I also have supported mothers during Induction, Caesarean section, epidurals and assisted delivery (forceps).
As postnatal doula I supported many families with their newborn and older siblings, including newborn twins.

My Qualifications

Fully recognised Birth and Postnatal Doula. Member of Doula UK

My Availability

weekdays Mo night/ Tue/ Fri /weekends

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no yes no no yes no no
Morning no yes no no yes yes no
Afternoon no yes no no yes no no
After School yes yes no no yes no no
Evening no yes no no yes yes no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 12/01/2019

My Fees

  • Doulas from £15.00 per hour

Please get in contact to discuss my doula service fee.
I am happy to support women via Doula UK Access fund. If you feel that you are eligible for this then please do enquire.
I believe that all women deserve a doula and would not be comfortable if my charges prevent that please do talk to me if this is difficult for you!

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