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Why Philiabirth?

And what choosing doula support means for you.

Choosing to have a doula, means choosing to have someone with experience, knowledge and training by your side throughout your pregnancy, birth and baby’s early days, to navigate through the ups and downs, twists and turns and highs and lows with you. To share the laughter and joy as well as the tears.

I believe that if you have an abundance of support, love and care, you will better be able to engage with your body and mind’s ability to labour, birth and care for your new baby. Finding the courage and strength to make decisions that might become necessary along the way to best suit the needs of you and your baby.

This belief lead to the naming of my services as ‘Philia Birth’. Philia, translated from Greek means ‘friendship’ or’ affection’.

The doula services I offer aim to provide the additional support and care you need to make your birth and postnatal experience the most empowering, positive one possible.

I will walk with you on your journey towards meeting your baby, and nurture and support you during those precious months as you make the transition into parenthood, getting to know your new baby and yourself as parents.

I will help you to navigate your way through all the information and choices that you are faced with, providing evidence based resources, and be there for any unexpected ‘detours’ along the way.