Lives in: BURY ST. EDMUNDS IP31
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Cambridge bury st edmunds stowmarket
Hi my name is Elaine
As a small child I was gifted a ladybird book ‘The Nurse ‘That was it! My calling into caring and supporting others commenced. I was the child in the playground looking after those who had fallen with bleeding knees or didn’t feel well! I have 40+ years’ experience in nursing and still practicing part time. I have so enjoyed supporting young parents their children and families. Recently I have been administering COVID vaccinations in a hub; it was during this time I realised a change of direction was what I wanted, and to train to become a doula.
Having completed my training with Developing Doulas I’m excited to say I am now a mentored doula. In addition to this I have completed the Developing Doulas breastfeeding buddy course and attended a tongue tie study session.
I am a mother, aunt, sister, and nurse and can bring my life experiences to the table. My two pregnancies were challenging, both with low-lying placenta (placenta praevia) and in part this is a reason why I feel so passionate about supporting women and their families, ensuring they have all the information required to make informed decisions. I strongly believe birthing parents should be heard and their wishes paramount.
I have an innate ability to care and nurture, common sense and a sense of humour. It would be my pleasure to support you and your family on which undoubtably is one of the most important times of your life.
If you would like to know more about the services and packages I offer or to ask any questions, then do please get in touch.
What you can expect.
As your doula I will provide support by meeting you during pregnancy for 3 prep sessions
Being available at the end of the phone/text/email throughout pregnancy and signposting to expert advice should this be necessary
Being with you for as long as you want during labour and birth both at home and moving with you to hospital /birth centre if that is your choice
Staying with you for a short time after birth offering peer support for initiation of breastfeeding if this is what you want
A final follow up /de brief session after birth whether days or weeks later
Tel Elaine Pollack 07949094561
E mail email@example.com
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