Doulaing across the spectrum

You've heard of a birth doula and a postpartum doula. After all, doulas are most commonly known for working with parents during pregnancy, birth and the initial postnatal period.

But what on earth is a full-spectrum doula?

It's simpler than you think -  there are growing numbers of doulas who extend the type of care they provide to pregnant and postpartum mothers and fathers to a much wider range of situations. They are known as full-spectrum doulas because they support the full spectrum of reproductive and parenting scenarios.

If you are...

  • considering an abortion
  • having an early or late miscarriage
  • having IVF
  • struggling to conceive
  • not yet pregnant but planning to get pregnant soon and have had a previous traumatic birth
  • considering pregnancy with tokophobia (fear of childbirth)
  • having a smear test after (any kind of) previous trauma

...then I can support you.

I believe people to be intelligent autonomous individuals who are capable of making good choices about their own care based on their specific circumstances, and I support everyone in the process of making the right decision for them, regardless of what that is. No judgement.

How does it work?

It really depends on what you need support with - I can tailor my support to suit your needs.

Full-spectrum support is so varied, meaning my support must be adaptable.

Individual consultations would be appropriate for talking about options for terminating your pregnancy, attending a smear test appointment with you, or discussing what kind of control you would have over your birth if you have tokophobia.

Whatever the reason for our meeting, however long it lasts, my aim is that we conclude with you feeling supported and more aware of what might happen next. That way you can go forward feeling more in control and more confident.

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Single consultations last 1-2 hours and are charged at £18/hour

What about long term support?

Ongoing support may be more appropriate if you are struggling to conceive, undergoing IVF,
or would like support throughout the entire termination process, including attending hospital appointments and possibly spending time with you at your home.

Please use my postpartum doula block bookings as a price guide.