Doula

“Peace on Earth Begins at Birth”

You were born to birth

I believe all women should have the opportunity to have an empowered birth and one that is coated in buckets of love and support.

Pregnancy and birth is about allowing the pregnant mother to flourish and transition into motherhood seamlessly. I advocate for rest and nourishment throughout all stages of pregnancy, birth and post-partum to ensure the mother is filled up in all areas so that she has the energy and good health to provide for her baby.

Birth Support

I support women during their pregnancy to prepare for life after birth. I assist women in creating the birth that they want and help them to organise how they want motherhood to begin post birth. I also educate women on their rights in the birth space and empower women to make their own choices.

It’s almost a decade since I collected my child’s spirit and bought it Earth side and while it was an amazing time to birth him into the world, the birth experience was not as it should have been.  I do what I do as a birth-keeper because I had a disempowered birth.   My story is not your story but i’ve learnt an awful lot on my journey.  READ MORE

What is a doula?

  • A keeper of the space during pregnancy & birth
  • A woman who supports a woman physically, emotionally and spiritually
  • Someone to support you through your most vulnerable moments without judgement.
  • Someone who empowers and reminds you of your innate wisdom & strength
  • Someone who reminds you of your body sovereignty
  • Someone who puts you first
  • Someone who shows up without judgement.

Why have a doula?

  • Continuing of care
  • Reduced unplanned caesarean birth
  • Reduced need for an epidural / medication
  • High chance of successful home birth
  • Increased breastfeeding success 
  • Shorter labour
  • Less chance of an episiotomy
  • Reduced risk of instrumental birth
  • Reduced risk of traumatic birth for mother and baby
  • Increased overall satisfaction of birthing experience.

What you can expect:

  • On call from 38 weeks
  • 4 pre natal visits
  • Unlimited email/what’s app support during pregnancy
  • Full support during birth when needed/wanted
  • Emotional & physical support during all stages
  • Practical support – assisting you to organise your life ahead of baby and once baby arrives
  • Birth information including birth rights
  • Nourishment through food – during pregnancy and post-partum

Book your Doula Meet appointment (30 mins) – so we can connect and see if we are right for each other (free of charge)

Pregnancy & birth bundles

Just Birth £777

  • 4 x Pre natal visits (2 hours)
  • What’s app/email support
  • On call from 38 weeks
  • Full support during birth when needed/wanted
  • Emotional & physical support– pre natal and during birth
  • Birth information including birth rights
  • Post-partum what’s app/email support for 1 week.

Birth Your Baby with Post Partum £999

  • All of Just Birth package
  • PLUS
  • 1 week post-partum IN PERSON home visits (from Day 1 to 7 excluding wknds/evenings)
  • 1 simple healing dish provided each visit
  • Mother’s wellness & healing as main focus during visits.

Birth Your Baby with Extended bundle £1111

  • All of Just Birth package
  • PLUS
  • 1 WEEK post-partum IN PERSON home visits (from Day 1 to 7 excluding wknds/evenings)
  • 2 nourishing meals provided during visits (b’fast/snack & lunch/dinner)
  • Mother AND baby wellness and healing the focus during visits.

Birth a Mother Full care bundle £2222

  • All of Just Birth package
  • PLUS
  • 6 WEEK post-partum IN PERSON home visits (from Day 1 to 40 excluding wknds/evenings)
  • 2 nourishing meals provided during visits (b’fast/snack & lunch/dinner)
  • Mother AND baby wellness and healing the focus during visits

I also offer a Mother Blessing  Ceremony.  This is a ceremonial ritual for all mothers-to-be designed to create a sacred and safe environment where a mother to be can explore the challenges and joys that lie before her as she approaches birthing and mothering.  Find out more here

Book your Doula Meet appointment (30 mins) – so we can connect and see if we are right for each other (free of charge)

“A Nourished Post-Partum Mother leads to a Smooth Menopause for the Woman”

Post-Partum support – The 4th Trimester

What you can expect:

  • Birth de-brief – with a warm cup of organic herbal tea in hand, sometimes we just need someone to listen
  • A warm dish of food such as congee (rice pudding) or broth to nourish you body.
  • Emotional support – the transition to Motherhood can be emotional in a joyous way but at times overwhelming. I hold space for you to talk and share what you may be feeling
  • Physical support – assisting you in physical activities such as bathing your baby which can seem at first daunting and ensure you are cared for physically and guide you to receive the right treatment ie cranial sacral massage
  • Organisational support – helping you get your home in order ensuring cleaner, dog-walker, food deliveries are in place
  • Life support – I will help you adjust to life with your new baby
  • Starting your Day – I will bring you a nourishing breakfast such as Congee (rice porridge) to nourish your soul and herbal tea from my herbalist to heal your mind and body (Ad hoc and packages)
  • Food for your soul – I will ensure you have food planned are set up with food that will nourish you post birth
  • Breast-feeding/infant feeding support – I will guide you in the direction you wish to go and support your journey. I will check that you are happy with how you are choosing to feed your baby and support you where needed
  • Nourishment – I offer a list of nourishing food that assists your body to heal your body so that you are able to feed your baby and regain your strength.

Post-partum care Bundles

 1 Week Mumma Bundle £555

  • 1 x pre birth visit to connect and discuss needs
  • 3 hour visit each day for 1st week (Mon to Fri), first thing in the morning (weekend visits can be discussed if needed at weekend rate)
  • 1 x daily dish such as rice congee or bone broth to help heal your body
  • What’s app support for following 5 weeks (until end of 6th week)

My priority is supporting you, assisting in making you feel comfortable physically, helping you adjust to your new life with your baby and ensuring that you are set up to rest, eat and heal.  

Extended 1 Week Mumma Bundle £777 includes

  • 1 x pre birth visit to connect and discuss needs
  • 3 hour visit each day for 1st week (Mon to Fri), first thing in the morning (weekend visits can be discussed if needed at weekend rate)
  • 2 x daily dish such as rice congee AND bone broth to help heal your body
  • Mother’s AND baby healing as main focus of visits
  • What’s app support for following 5 weeks (until end of 6th week)
  • 1 hour Closing of the bones ceremony in 6th week during an at home visit.

 6 Week Mumma Bundle £2222 includes

This package includes everything and is extended over 6 weeks (40 days). There are two options here:

I will visit you at home 3 x a week for 6 weeks           OR   I will visit you at home as follows:

  • Week 1 & 2 – 4 x visits
  • Week 3 & 4 – 3 x visits
  • Week 5 – 2 x visits
  • Week 6 – 1 x visit (closing bones ceremony).                                                                                                            The most important thing is that you feel loved, supported and cared for during this golden time with your new baby.    

If post-partum in person doula care is out of your budget, why not take a look at my Doula Food Baskets which allow you to have freshly made food delivered to your door.  Check them out here

I also offer a Closing of the Bones ceremony.  This is designed to provide a deeply meaningful and transformational experience for new Mothers. It is the creation of a sacred space and safe environment where a Mother can honour her new role, celebrate the transition and explore the challenges she has endured during birth and the joys that she has enjoyed through post-partum in a sacred circle of candles, incense and music.  You can find out more here

Book your Doula Meet appointment (30 mins) – so we can connect and see if we are right for each other (free of charge)

“Cat has been a fantastic doula to me. Not only was she a great guide on what to do with the baby but she made me feel like I mattered, taken care of. It made me feel calm and supported which I really needed. She has a very holistic approach which suited me very well.

Next to being a great support she is a great baker and cook and her yummy food really put a smile on my face. She recommended books that could be interesting to me and much more.

Amazing doula and I would recommend her to anyone.” Barbara