Postnatal (Recognised since December 2022)
Birth (Recognised since December 2022)
Lives in: Leamington Spa CV32
Local info and availability:
The whole of Warwickshire, Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Banbury. Basically anywhere within 1 hours drive of CV32. Please do contact me if you live slightly further than 1 hour away from me.
Languages spoken other than English:
As well as a birth and postnatal doula I am a qualified and experienced breastfeeding counsellor, antenatal teacher and hypnobirthing instructor. I offer breastfeeding education sessions and breastfeeding home support visits and a wide range of antenatal and hypnobirthing education. I also offer placenta encapsulation, remedies and art/keepsakes. I provide postnatal doula support (including overnight stays) Please see my website for the full range of my services.
Hi! My name is Jen Culley. Thank you for looking at my profile!
I live in Leamington Spa with my husband, three children and Bertie the Toy Poodle. I’m passionate about enhancing parents’ experiences of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. I love supporting parents to understand their options and gain confidence in birthing and caring for their newborn. I love caring for people, making them feel safe and loved. I know what a difference this can make to birth and I want to be there to support people in whatever way they need. I know when to step back and just ‘be’ rather than ‘do’, I know when to listen, and I know when to step up with supporting women and families through this precious time. I’m realistic, down to earth and a very open person.
Birth work is my full time role, I’m often fully booked so please contact me early to avoid disappointment. My fee is the same regardless of when I am hired. Please check out my google reviews left by my amazing clients!
The ‘not so positive’ birth experience I had with by first child in 2015, awoke in me a desire to become more informed about everything to do with birth and early parenthood. I felt I had missed out on so much information and particularly support that could have radically changed my first experience of birth. I feel that all birthing women and people have a fundamental right to unconditional and respectful care and support during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Since realising this passion I have been fortunate enough to obtain the ‘Birth and Beyond’ Foundation degree at The University of Worcester. I am also a qualified Antenatal Teacher and Breastfeeding Counsellor and I have delivered sessions to over a thousand expectant parents. I also trained with The Little Birth Company and offer hypnobirthing sessions and positive caesarean sessions. My newfound knowledge and understanding of birth enabled me to have positive and healing births with my second and third babies, one being at hospital and one at home. I want to share my passion and supportive nature with other families and I strongly believe it is an absolute privilege that I get to do this! Over the last few years I have learnt so much about how to provide truly parent centred support that is non judgemental and open minded. I understand that what constitutes a positive experience is different for each individual. It is my role to support and advocate for expectant and new parents to enable them to have this positive experience. The support I offer:
Standard Doula Package
- An initial visit or zoom call (free of charge) to work out if I am the right Doula for you.
- Continuous support throughout pregnancy until 6 weeks postpartum (on the phone or via messaging).
- 3 antenatal visits (2 x 2.5 hour + 1 x 90 minutes) where we discuss all aspects of labour and birth and create an individualised birth plan (or birth preferences as I prefer to call it!)
- I will be on call for your birth from 38 weeks until your baby arrives
- I will be with you in labour from when you need me, during birth and until you are settled after your baby has arrived and once that first feed has been established.
- A 2 hour postnatal visit
Enhanced Doula Package £2100; The standard package but with a total of 4 antenatal session which will incorporate a full antenatal / hypnobirthing course, all hypnobirthing resources, guided hypnosis tracks and a book to accompany the course.
Complete Doula Package £2400; This includes 5 antenatal sessions which will incorporate full antenatal / hypnobirthing education and a baby feeding education session. With the Complete package I can also accompany you to any midwife/ hospital appointments for added support.
I provide flexible and bespoke support to families so my role can be varied.
Some examples of the support I provide should give you more of an idea:
I provide emotional and physical support for families during this incredibly special time
I look after babies while mothers are catching up on rest/ sleep / work or anything they want to do.
I take babies on walks in a pram or sling in the local area, although some people prefer that we stay at home.
I can get babies ready for the day, bathe them and generally care for them ( I’m very experienced in caring for babies).
If a baby is asleep/ content in their bouncer etc. or with their mother I do household errands such as light cleaning, laundry and tidying up.
I make meals for the whole family with whatever you have at home.
I can go and get groceries and run errands.
I offer a ‘night nanny’ service where I can stay overnight at your home if you are in need of more sleep (what new parent isn’t!!)
I also help out with home organisation; If there is a cupboard/ chest of drawers/ area you want decluttering/ re-organising I do this too!
Really anything that is going to support your transition to motherhood!
Price: £40 per hour minimum session time: 3/4 hours (night nanny please contact me as the price depends on how many nights you are booking me for)
My work is flexible in its nature so I can offer a variety of days and times that will suit your needs.
Please Check out my website which contains lots more info. If you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, Jen 😁