Lives in: Carshalton SM5
Local info and availability:
Sutton, Cheam, Carshalton, Wallington, Croydon, Merton, Wimbledon
Hi I am Yetty!
Being a Doula has been a dream of mine for over ten years now and I am so privileged to be able to turn that dream into a reality. Providing postnatal support is something I have been doing in some capacity since the age of seven, as support in the postnatal period has been a cultural norm for me. I grew up watching my mum support family and friends in those first few weeks both practically and emotionally – and as my friends started having children, I began to do the same.
Previously, I have supported friends and family practically by taking baby so they could have a bath, feeding baby, sterilising feeding equipment and cooking meals. Emotionally, I have supported by giving the parents space to practice difficult conversations they felt they needed to have with wider family members, I have been there to listen to the struggles the birthing person or partner is having or in harder situations, I have held space for birthing people who felt comfortable enough to reveal they were having difficult feelings and dealing with postnatal depression. Supporting positive mental health should not feel like a taboo area after birth.
As the Do it Your Way Postnatal Doula, I want to support you and your family as you welcome your little person and adjust to the changes that having a new baby bring to your family. I support families to be able to parent in a way that feels right for them and to be confident in the decisions they make for their child. I can provide practical support, such as cooking meals and prepping snacks, light housework and entertaining other kids. We can talk about what you feel you might need practically to make your postnatal period feel more supported. I also provide emotional support: being a sounding board or holding space for you to feel comfortable to share without judgement. Additionally, I have completed mental health first aid training.
As a Doula, I understand the need for support during the postnatal period which is one of huge transition and I consider it an honour to be invited to join your support network. My role is to provide the additional support that is needed when I visit you in your home. Coming from a different culture, I can understand that, if you are also from a different culture with no family around you, moving to another country or town can be difficult and you may not have the support network you would like available to you but that doesn’t mean you have to do the journey alone. In my opinion, “I need help” is one of the most empowering statements and I know at times society makes us feel like we should be able to do everything ourselves; it’s not true. Asking for what you need and getting the support you need is the best thing for your baby and for your wellbeing as well.
Please note that due to allergies I am unfortunately unable to support households that have cats.
Continuous personal development
I am committed to my learning journey and will at every opportunity attend study days to improve my skills and knowledge.
Recent and relevant training:
- Postnatal Doula Initial Preparation Course
- Postnatal Planning
- Understanding Twins and More
- Understanding Newborns
- NTC baby first aid
I will be honoured to support you and your family as your and your baby’s needs change and develop. If you would like to have a chat or meet up, please feel free to get in touch.