Postnatal (Recognised since December 2017)
Birth (Recognised since September 2016)
- Is an Access Fund Volunteer
Lives in: Reading RG1
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Hypnobirthing teacher Babywearing Consultant
My name is Nuria and I am a Birth and Postnatal doula, registered with Doula UK, in Reading (Berkshire).
Childbirth is a very precious moment in every woman’s life; I believe that women have the ability to have a positive birth experience by making informed choices and deciding the way they want to live this unique experience.
Antenatally I can help you prepare for the birth by being there to listen, to help you refocus and support you to feel more confident about the birth, help with the birth plan and signpost you to evidence based information so you can make informed choices.
During the birth I can give you massage (or show your birth partner how to do it), use my Rebozo as labour comfort measures, get some aromatherapy ongoing. I’ll make sure both you and your partner are well looked after. I’ve been at very different births and accompanied families in different settings.
Postnatally my focus is that transition into motherhood goes as smooth as possible and I’ll help you with practical stuff around the house, emotional support and can help you as well with breastfeeding and babywearing (and signpost you to local groups for further help)
You are welcome to explore the services I offer; I can help you at any stage of your journey:
- Antenatal Doula, check my services here.
- Birth Doula, check my services here.
- Postnatal Doula, check my services here.
Please, do not hesitate in contacting me for a initial, no obligation chat so that we can work out together what best suits your needs!
Currently I co-facilitate the Reading Positive Birth group with monthly meetings – feel free to join for lots of peer support 🙂
“I was lucky enough to have Nuria as my doula for the birth of my first baby in June. I found the continuity of care I received from her before, during and even after the birth more than I could have expected.
When I met Nuria I thought she had really gentle, calming qualities to her character which was exactly what I thought I would need in such a situation.
My husband also benefited greatly from her support and guidance during the birth. He felt he was able to support me even better as a result of her suggestions.
Nuria was able to be very impartial and did not push her views but shared her opinion if I asked. I think this is a quality you need in a doula and is very hard to come by in most people.
I’m very grateful to Nuria for her support at such an important and special time for me and my new family.” – Sarah, Oxford
“We are delighted to have partnered with you in the preparation for having our child Isaac at the RBH (event though we planned for a home birth) and in particular for the support during labour and right through to the delivery of our baby.
The psychological support made all the difference because of the negative hospital experience we had with having our first child.
Thank you for all of the help and advice during pregnancy and the support and the preparation for the coming of the baby, and letting me know what was going on during the different stages I went through on the day.
God bless.” – Susana, Reading
“Nuria and Grace were wonderful doulas. They were so helpful when it came to preparing for my baby and answering all my questions as a nervous first-time mum. During my labour, they were both really patient and flexible with my last-minute decision changes to my birth plan as the pain and, nausea vomiting got too much! I am eternally grateful for their support.” – Phosile, Oxford
“Nuria accompanied my husband and me during my son’s birth, we also met her a few times before and after the birth. She was always very present in the moment, she asked us some very good questions which helped us both prepare ourselves for what lay ahead, as well as to process what turned out to be a very intense time in our lives. She also shared with us some very interesting and useful reading material. I found Nuria to be a very kind and genuinely loving person. She is a great listener, non judgemental, yet totally honest, and very down to earth.” – Tila, Oxford
“Nuria who accompanied me was very helpful, caring and professional. Even though I had a cesarean she helped me all the way through specially with my fear and later on with my emotions. She was also a great support after the birth and gave me useful advice regarding to breastfeeding and newborn baby.” – Vendy, Reading
“Nuria was my birth doula and I had a great birth experience thanks to her. She helped my husband and I to prepare for the birth and also supported us in the first few weeks after our baby was born.” Kat, Reading