Postnatal (Recognised since March 2016)Birth (Recognised since August 2015)
Lives in: Blackpool FY5
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Antenatal sessions; Breastfeeding support; Birth pool loan; Support through surrogacy; Closing the Bones.
Hi I’m Zoe, I’m a birth and postnatal doula and I live in Blackpool with my family which includes my 2 daughters. They are pretty much the reason I do what I do!
After the births of my own 2 babies, in 2007 in hospital, and 2009 at home, I then had a 3rd baby as a surrogate for a couple in 2013. Whilst a big part of that emotional and special journey was a personal one, I also discovered that being part of a non-generic family made for a different maternity experience and has made me more determined to ensure everyone has the same opportunities and access to services.
Since then, I have been supporting women and their families in pregnancy, in their birth space and postnatally. Sometimes I’m providing education, information and creating safe space for women and their partners to ask questions, explore options and make decisions. Sometimes I’m providing physical support in labour, through contractions. Sometimes I’m giving Dad or partner some words of encouragement to step in, to remember the difference they can make and to be there with her. I absolutely love being a part of such a precious transition in a family’s life, from pregnancy through birth. I’m thankful to every family who has asked me to support them, and I look forward to meeting new families and seeing how their journey unfolds.
Ultimately, I want you to feel supported and feel safe. I want you to know that giving birth is an opportunity to surround yourself and your baby with love and care, and to give you both the optimum chance to feel positive and in control.
The same is true of your postnatal period. I speak to so many women who wish they’d had the support a doula can offer in those early weeks with a newborn baby – I’d love to be able to ensure you feel you have the help you need and don’t miss out.
I am happy to discuss with you what you might be looking for in your doula before you make any commitment. So, please contact me and we can have a chat (maybe over cake?)
Lots of love,