You're pregnant and you're feeling a bit lost...

If you're pregnant and are not sure what to do...

You're not sure how all this works...

You feel like you can improve upon your previous birth experience(s)...

You're planning to give birth but there's so many choices, how do you know what's best...

You don't want to feel alone...

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You deserve a doula!

If this is your first baby and you...

  • aren't sure what to expect
  • have heard horror stories from your friends/family
  • want to know how birth works
  • would like a guide as you navigate your pregnancy and medical care
  • want to give yourself the best possible start on this new chapter of your life

... then you're in the right place!

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Image of a mother kissing a new baby. A toddler is leaning over her shoulder to kiss the baby too.

If this is not your first baby and you...

  • had a previous experience that has left you with trauma
  • had a good birth last time but feel like things could be even better
  • are planning a VBAC
  • want to give yourself the best possible start as your family grows

... then a doula is for you!

Starfish Doula is here to support you!

Starfish Doula provides a number of support services to families in the West Yorkshire area including:

Bradford and outlying towns, Leeds and outlying towns, Halifax, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Calder Valley, Keighley

As well as travelling into surrounding counties: Lancashire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

What is a doula?

A doula is someone who supports, listens, holds space, and signposts.

Most of the time, we use the word doula to mean
someone who is experienced in childbirth, and supports families emotionally and practically through pregnancy, during labour and birth and into early parenthood (birth and postnatal doulas).

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Doula support is...

Compassionate

A sensitive and caring approach
regardless of your circumstances

Client Led

Support is non-judgemental and guided by your specific needs

Confidential

Your feelings and concerns will not be shared without your permission

Who is Starfish Doula?

Caz has been a peer supporter
since 2007, a birth and full-spectrum doula since 2012 and a postnatal doula since 2019.

She loves people and believes everyone deserves to feel supported during difficult times in their lives.

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Caz laughing

Statements and Policies

Important information about GDPR, confidentiality, safeguarding and
cultural appropriation.

Training and Experience

Details of Caz's doula experience, birth-related CPD, and health & safety and safeguarding training.

What services are available?

A wide range of services catering to all your needs in pregnancy, labour and birth, early parenthood and beyond.

Doula Support Services

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Pregnancy support and support during labour and birth.

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One off or ongoing support for the first few weeks or months of parenthood.

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Support for late miscarriage, abortion and other difficult circumstances. Also smear tests.

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Support throughout pregnancy, complete antenatal education. Single meetings for specific issues.

Other Support Services

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Commemorate your pregnant body with a plaster cast painted with a beautiful design.

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Hire a birth pool (and TENS) with everything you need for a home water birth. Just add water!

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Spiritual massage honouring and closing your body after pregnancy.

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Celebrate your pregnancy. Surround yourself with love and prepare to give birth.