Birth (Recognised since June 2020)
Lives in: Conisbrough DN12
Local info and availability:
I'm happy to travel within an hour of my home in South Yorkshire.
I'm also a very experienced Babywearing Consultant and run a sling library, as such my clients have access to a wide range of slings to try and hire. I also co-run a cloth nappy library and can help navigate the confusion that cloth nappies can often cause. I am a 3 Step Rewind practitioner, specifically trained to help with birth trauma. Other services I offer are Mother & Parent Blessings and a postnatal massage called Closing the Bones. I am also happy to offer ad hoc "distance Doula'ing" over the phone or Zoom.
Hi and welcome!
If you’ve found your way here, I expect you are expecting, so congratulations!
I’m Abby (she/her), a Recognised Birth Doula through Doula UK.
I offer Birth and Postnatal Doula support in and around South Yorkshire plus distance Doula’ing support over the phone or Zoom, too.
As your Doula, I’m there to support you in whatever way you feel is best; my care is tailored to you and your needs and so it looks a little different for each client.
Although I’m unable to accompany you to antenatal appointments at present due to Covid-19, I am still able to signpost you to evidence based research without telling you what you “should” do; this is your birth and I’ll be at the end of the phone should you need me.
As a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on and someone to truly listen to you, I can be the safe space you need when sometimes it feels like everyone is telling you what to do. When was the last time you felt listened to? It can be a powerful experience.
I offer Birth and Postnatal packages as well as Babywearing Support which can also be found under the Noah’s Arc Sling Library banner.
Antenatal and Birth Support
As your birth Doula, I’ll be there to meet with you at least twice antenatally (in addition to the initial free consultation) to get to know you and to establish what you need from me. These sessions are specifically about antenatal education and exploring your birth preferences so that we’re on the same page and I know what you need.
Throughout your pregnancy, I am there to signpost you to resources so that you can make an informed decision about your birth and your care. I’m also there for more hands on, physical support during your birth – if that’s what you want!
The service you get is entirely tailored to your needs. I’m there to serve you and your family (if applicable), to ensure you feel listened to and supported in your choices.
I support your birth whether it’s your first or your last, whether it’s at home or in hospital, whether it’s in the pool or an elective caesarean; I support you. I am happy to be your chosen birth partner to go into hospital for whatever reason due to Covid restrictions or I can stay in your home to care for any older children should that be needed. I used to be a childminder caring for children in the early years age group.
For my birth clients, I also have a birth pool which can be hired free of charge for a homebirth should you wish to use it.
Postnatally, I can help with breastfeeding and signpost you if it’s not something I’m able to help with. I can come round to help with light housework, make you a cuppa, entertain the toddler or cuddle the baby (or babies!) if that’s what you need. I also offer a Closing the Bones massage, too, which is really nurturing and relaxing.
Covid-19 specific considerations
I have supported families, attended their births and been there for hands on support postnatally throughout the pandemic as I strongly feel that Doula’s are even more needed right now with the uncertainties that Covid brings.
I’m a proud mum of four little people including twins.
If you’d like a chat, just get in touch and we’ll see if we click.