Postnatal (Recognised since January 2020)
Lives in: Chichester PO18
Local info and availability:
I have current availability and cover areas including West Sussex, Hants, Surrey, including Chichester, Arundel, Portsmouth, Petersfield, Guildford plus surrounding areas. I am flexible with the days and hours that I work and can sometimes do weekends as well as weekdays.
As your Postnatal Doula I offer support to allow you to parent in the way you and your family would like, I have a calm manner and am there to support you rather than “tell you” what needs to be done. Some of the ways you may like me to support you are:
- Emotional support and a listening ear
- Practical help around the home
- Looking after older children
- Feeding Support
- Giving you time and space to sleep, rest or take time out
- Cooking meals
- Housework – particularly helping with the extra washing!
I am a qualified breastfeeding counsellor and have worked at two hospitals as part of the Infant feeding team supporting parents however they are feeding their babies.
I am flexible with the hours I work and will do anything from 3 hours to a full day. We can look at hours and days to suit you and your family. Personally, I moved to Chichester seven years ago to be near the sea and to give my children the chance to grow up in the outdoors of West Sussex. Comments from recent clients: A – “We had a good rapport, Sian was kind and able to recognise what needed to be done” A – “Sian has been great, lovely with babies and supportive.”
K: Sian was also fantastic in helping with our son who was just under 2 when the twins were born so that I could rest when feeding or similarly have a break from the twins to enjoy time with our son.
K: Sian has a very kind and calm presence which is lovely to have around the house, teamed with her knowledge and experience with babies and postnatal care. I am so glad we chose Sian rather than other childcare/postnatal support alternatives.