Hi and welcome to Your Doula,
First of all, congratulations and welcome to parenthood. What an exciting and wonderful journey you are about to begin. I’m Nicky and I’m a doula based in West Yorkshire. I cover Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Wakefield. I am a birth and postnatal doula, so that means I support women during their pregnancy right through to the postnatal period.
My job as Your Doula is to not only support you unconditionally throughout, but to empower you to find your own path and guide you to where it is you want to be. I care that you have options and that you are informed, so you can make informed decisions about what is best for you and your family. I will not judge you or any of your choices, I will support you and your family for as long as you may need me. I will be there to listen and guide you, wherever your path may take you and I will be there every step of the way.
I have supported women who have chosen to birth at home, and who have chosen to birth at a hospital. It doesn’t matter where you choose to give birth; it does matter that your choice of birth place, your safe place, is supported. I have experience with women who have had caesarean sections and vaginal births after a caesarean (known as a VBAC) and I have also supported women who have a fear of childbirth or have suffered PTSD, anxiety or depression. I also run the local Leeds VBAC and caesarean support group. We have a Facebook group and also hold a support meeting every third Saturday of the month.
As Your Doula, I want to prepare you in the antenatal stage, so that you have looked at all your options and you have chosen your safe space, wherever that may be, so you can achieve the positive birth experience you deserve. We will look at how to cope in labour and birth and I will teach you techniques to keep you calm throughout the whole of your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.
If you would like me to be Your Doula for the postnatal period only, I will also get to know you during your pregnancy, so we can discuss what it is I can do for you and how you can benefit the most from my doula services. So once baby arrives, I will know how to support you and your family best during your transition into new family life.
If you would like to know more about me and what my doula services have to offer you and your family, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call me on 07821674326.