It is no secret I love doulas.
But for some women and their support people having a doula (or birth coach/attendant) attend their birth is not an option. Never fret! I have put together some really helpful and practical resources for anyone invited into the role of birth support.
Partners, mums, sisters, friends and anyone else who has been asked to attend the birth of a woman you care about, you absolutely NEED to be prepared.
Do yourself and your mum-to-be a huge favour and start creating what I like to refer to as a "bag of tricks".
Sometime BEFORE labour begins take some time to think about the resources you are going to draw on during labour. Do you know how to set up the ideal birthing environment? When do you need to go to the hospital? What can you do for a woman who is trying to avoid using pain relief? What about a woman having a planned cesarean? What are the sorts of questions you can ask doctors and midwives when it comes to making difficult decisions in birth?
Scroll down to access a few resources to help you on your journey. Of course I am here to talk through any concerns you have. For a free 15 minute phone consult email me to make a time.
Im so excited to help people wanting to help women during labour, birth and the early postpartum.
I put together a small booklet for you with my top 5 tips for supporting a woman you love in labour.
Its a really practical, and the best thing is it will help you start preapring today!
Ready to dive deeper?
I regularly host a live online class aimed at partners and birth support to help you feel totally prepared to support a woman during labour. This class is an absolute must if you want to feel totally prepared for the ‘big day’.
How to create the perfect birth environment.
Some simple and effective tools for working with pain in labour.
When to go to hospital.
Why early labour matters (and how to help).
What to do if the unexpected happens.
How to care for yourself (and why that matters SO much).
How you can support her baby to breastfeed
And have a chance to ask all your questions.
This class is online and all attendees receive a recorded playback to review the information when you need it.
Interactive and personalised
For partners and support people
2 x 1 hour classes.
I am so keen to work with partners and support people closely.
During this time we will focus closely on your specific needs and the needs of the woman you are caring about and we will work together to make sure you feel ready and confident for the journey ahead of you.
Working in person is of course a wonderful way to connect and really dive into your learning needs. Together we can create a personalised plan of education, mentoring and support in your care of the woman you will be with in labour.
All you need to do is send me a quick email or call me and I'll guide you through the rest.