Postnatal (Recognised since July 2017)
Birth (Mentored) Birth (Mentored)
Lives in: Petersfield GU32
Local info and availability:
Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Berkshire.
One to one antenatal sessions. Birth preparation session. Body Massage. Breastfeeding support. Emergency Doula support. Overnight Doula support.
Hi, I am Rupa and I live in Petersfield, Hampshire. I am mother to two grown up children who are now happily living independently. I belong to a large extended family where nurturing and supporting each other is ingrained us.
I am a full time doula offering a flexible service in Hampshire but also in Surrey and West Sussex. I can work within an hours drive from my home.
Becoming a parent can be overwhelming and adapting to family life challenging, I can help and support you to become the parent you want to be.
I believe that women and their partners can need extra support at this time in their lives. Today, there is so much information out there which can be good but at the same time confusing and daunting for new parents.
As a birth doula, I accompany you and your partner, through your unique pregnancy, birth and into parenthood. I offer practical and emotional assistance, helping you to understand your options so that you are able to make informed choices that are right for you. When couples have an active role in making these decisions, a positive birth experience is far more likely and more memorable.
As a postnatal doula, I gained recognition from Doula UK for my experience so far supporting families with babies born full term, low weight, premature and twins. Offering continual emotional support, to listen to you and meet your daily needs. . I offer practical help to aid the smooth running of your home and support the family adjust to the birth of your baby. I can assist you with older siblings, baby care, feeding and sleeping. I am happy to do shopping, light housework, laundry, ironing and preparing nutritious snacks and meals.
This can also be a chance for you to rest, reflect, gain confidence and bond with your baby.
I am fully insured and have a current enhanced DBS certificate.
I am naturally a positive person, some of my hobbies include, cooking, gardening, yoga and walking.
Rupa’s own experiences made her especially understanding about caring for a premature baby, in addition she is very calm, patient, kind and caring and therefore offers perfect support for a new mum which was ideal in my circumstances. She was happy to assist with my wishes but also able to offer her own knowledge and expertise to guide me which was invaluable.
We feel that she deserves a sainthood; her patience with both adults and children alike is unfailing. We found Rupa to be competent, compassionate and incredibly flexible with our needs. She bonded well with our toddler which gave me the space to give attention to my newborn without feeling guilty about not spending as much time with my toddler as I had done prior to the baby’s arrival, and she was able to give me advice and reassurance regarding our newborn and toddler based on her experiences of parenting.
Doula is a very customized service and Rupa did a fantastic job. Rupa is really professional and patient.She is very good with people and able to get their trust. She offered extra help, including shopping, cooking, setting up equipment for the baby.
Rupa came to support our family for 6 weeks after I had a c section delivery with our second child, and I would warmly and highly recommend her to any other families needing some extra support. I have really appreciated the help and support she has given to me with our newborn baby. When she is with us, I feel looked after, and have had rare moments of real rest. She has helped with areas I lacked confidence or expertise in with the baby, and has always gone over and beyond to provide as much support as she can. She has also been brilliant at getting alongside our two and a half year old, and nurturing her through these days of transition. Rupa has been an enormous support to the whole family in helping to bring a bit of order to the home, helping with meals, and with keeping routines going for our toddler. She quickly slotted into our family, and worked with us, intuitively knowing what needed to be done.We will miss her!