We would like to reassure all our clients and potential clients that we all remain available to support you. This means that we are moving our support, classes and counselling sessions online. We have opened facebook groups for postnatal support/baby groups and for breastfeeding support. We can offer birth preparation one to one and in groups online too. Check out the Resources Page for a list of our online offerings
Most local hospitals now have a 1 birth partner only policy. Talk to individual birth doulas about their availability to support you during labour and how that might be possible. We are in close contact with the hospitals and will keep our clients up to date as things may change.
If you are in early labour NOW, it’s not quite time to go to hospital or you are in the early stages of induction and you would like some phone support please click here for free/pay-what-you-can doula support.
We believe that every mother and family is unique, so each will benefit from differing doula support.
If you’d like to know more about doulas feel free to get in touch with any of us – we’d love to hear from you.
Choosing a doula can be overwhelming – especially when presented with a long list of local doulas. We encourage you to browse through the listings and create a short list of doulas who you like the look of, or who seem to be offering what you are looking for. Then reach out to a handful and have a phone chat before deciding if you’d like to meet. You can’t hurt a doula’s feelings – all we care about is that you find the doula that suits you. Alternatively, you can send us a message telling us what you are looking for, and the doulas who are available to offer you support will get in touch with you directly.
We are a group of self-employed doulas working together as a cooperative group. We support each other to offer you a one-stop-shop to finding a doula in the Cambridgeshire area. We are bound by a Code of Conduct and other supporting documents that guide our practice.
We are not an agency – so any agreement you reach with your doula is with her and her alone. But once you ask for the support of a Cambs Doula, you have tapped into a community of sisterhood and support. We are a varied bunch – different ages, different doula experiences, different life experiences, and skills. So there will always be someone who has the answer to your question or the key to your problem or challenge.
We know that there is a doula for every woman. Who you choose will not necessarily rest on her experience or qualifications, but on how you ‘click’ with her when you meet for the first time. We know that having a doula can make having a baby a much more pleasurable and fulfilling experience and this is especially true if you have a deep and trusting relationship with your doula – so use your gut instinct and pick someone you really like!
We provide practical and emotional support to meet your individual needs during childbirth or in those early days at home.
Please click on the topics in the menu above to learn more about Cambridgeshire Doula Services and how we can assist you, or contact us now for more information or to talk to us in person.
- Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labour…
- Assists with preparation and planning…
- Provides emotional and physical support and an objective viewpoint and assistance…
- Stays by the side of the labouring woman throughout the entire labour…
- Facilitates communication between the woman, her partner and clinical staff.
- The support of postnatal doula can help reduce the risk of postnatal depression