For expectant families in Frome
What is a doula?
Support for expectant families
Traditionally, families would have the support of the extended family and community during this important stage, however the way we live now mean families are often more spread out and lives busy, while the need for help remains. Doula support can nurture and support parents during this intense time of change; offering whatever combination of practical and emotional support is needed for the birth and postnatal care.
I am happy to support all types of birth, and will help you find any information you need to have your best possible birth and postnatal experience.
Why a doula?
Doulas offer support through pregnancy, during birth and to new parents. Studies have shown that the presence of a doula at a birth can have a significant positive impact on birth outcomes.
Continuity of Care
I can be there for you throughout pregnancy, during your birth and for the first 6 weeks of life with your new baby (or longer if you need it).
Mind and body support
Every doula has a different approach and specialisms. I am a yoga teacher and practice pregnancy and postnatal massage so can be included in my doula packages.
Being an advocate for you means: I will support your choices, listen to you and help you gather information to make informed decisions.
A doula can help coach and cheerlead you through labour and birth. It's important to get to know your doula and to feel comfortable with them during these big moments.
Emilie has a digital DBS (CRB check) that you are welcome to check online.
Pregnancy and Postnatal training completed at Triyoga London.
Trained with Elaine Stillerman in 2015.
Nurturing Birth Doula
Trained with Nurturing Birth Doulas in 2012.
Relaxed Birth & Parenting
Trained with Relaxed Birth & Parenting in 2008.
Registered with FEDANT since 2008.
Birth Crisis Training
Trained with Sheila Kitzinger in 2012.
Trauma Sensitive Yoga.
Embodied Yoga Principles.
Pregnancy & postnatal yoga training at Triyoga London.
Cloth nappy info
Familiar with old school folds and all-in-one type nappies.
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