Childbirth is a very precious moment in every woman’s life; I truly believe women can prepare for a positive birth experience by making informed choices and deciding the way they want to live this unique experience.
As your birth doula I will offer you non judgemental support and will encourage you to follow your instincts and wishes – I’ll be by your side however you want to live your experience.
Antenatally I can help you prepare for the birth by being there to listen, to help you refocus and support you to feel more confident about the birth, I can help you with your birth plan and signpost you to evidence-based information.
Nuria is very gentle, of calming nature. She can be impartial and neutral, only sharing her opinion when asked her thoughts. This is important as many choices and decisions around birth are personal to the mother and partner. Nuria clearly did not try to influence either way but gave informed advice. Genuinely caring about us and our baby, I can see she is a natural for this role as it plays her inbuilt qualities. She is very good at pitching the support just right. I am very grateful to Nuria for her support throughout the pregnancy, birth and postnatally. ∼ Sarah, Oxford
During labour and birth I can give you massage, use the Rebozo for comfort, get some aromatherapy going. I won’t come between you and your birth partner, I may make suggestions to your birth partner on how he/she can best support you at a given moment and I’ll make sure you both are well looked after.
Nuria was incredibly calm, wise and grounded but also with a lighter touch and sense of humour. I found her to be an extremely reassuring presence: sharing, open and compassionate ∼ Isabella, birth partner
As your postnatal doula I’ll focus on helping you make a smooth transition into motherhood.
An extra pair of hands for light duties around the house, and/or looking after the baby, a listening shoulder – I will come to your home and help you in the way you feel would benefit you the most, and offer warm and relaxed guidance and non judgemental support.
Nuria was a friendly, warm and supportive presence in our home on each visit. She was calm and quiet which was soothing to me and soothing to our son. Knowing she was on the way always made getting through the night/morning that much easier and as she was walking through the door I felt I could breathe a sigh of relief – I wasn’t alone anymore. ∼ Rebecca, Windsor
I can also offer breastfeeding support and babywearing advice if needed (I’m a certified babywearing consultant with the School of Babywearing).
But above everything my main aim is to offer you reassurance and encourage you to follow your inner instincts – YOU are the best mother for YOUR CHILD.
I also offer Hypnobirthing and Birth preparation classes. For group workshops please check www.your-birth.com
You are welcome to explore the services I offer; I can help you at any stage of your journey! Here you can read testimonials from previous families I’ve been blessed to accompany 🙂
Please, do not hesitate in contacting me for an initial, no obligation chat so that we can work out together what best suits your needs!
Currently I co-facilitate the Reading Positive Birth group with monthly meetings – feel free to join for lots of peer support 🙂
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