I am a Recognised Birth Doula with Doula UK. As a birth doula, my aim is to respect and protect mother’s space while providing a calm and peaceful environment. I wish to give you practical and evidence based information, so you can make and informed choice. My practice reflects the Doula Authentic and the Doula UK philosophies. I have accompanied women within all sorts of births: homebirths, breech babies, elective c-sections, VBAC.
The standard package as a Birth Doula includes:
- At least two antenatal meetings: during these meetings we will have the chance to know each other. We can talk about your fears and concerns about pregnancy and birth, we can discuss your birth preferences and I can help you to draw up your birth plan if you wish to. As your doula I will give you evidence based information on your pregnancy and labor concerns, so you can learn your options and make an informed choice.
- On call 24/7 from week 38: these means that I aim to be with you as soon as you want me to during the on call period. I will ask you to contact me anytime (day or night), whenever you might think you are going into labor; we will discuss whether you want me to be with you or just need a bit of reassurance.
- Labor support: I will accompany you during labor, from the very first moment you need me until your baby is born. I will support your birth partner as well, so he/she can confidently support you and ensure your birth partner is looked after during the birth. After your baby is born, I can help you with baby´s first feed and with any other concerns you may have, and will stay with you until you feel comfortable and happy for me to leave.
- One postnatal visit at your home: within the first 6 weeks after the birth, I will visit you at home to have a chat about how things are going, give you any information you may need, offer breastfeeding support if needed, babywearing advice.
- You can call or email me anytime, since the moment I become your doula.
Please contact me for a free initial meeting so we can discuss your needs and wishes and you can get an idea if I am the type of doula you are looking for. I encourage you to meet various doulas so you can choose the one you feel more connected and comfortable with. Please, read through the Help with finding a doula in the Doula UK website.
If all of the above does not suit you, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss your needs and wishes. I am more than happy to build with you the “package” that would make you feel more comfortable and secure.
If you are struggling financially but would benefit from a doula, have a look at the Doula UK Access Fund. It covers the expenses of Doula UK doulas volunteering to work with local clients in financial hardship, enabling those on a very low income to have the support of a doula.
I was lucky enough to have Nuria as my doula for the birth of my first baby in June. I found the continuity of care I received from her before, during and even after the birth more than I could have expected.
When I met Nuria I thought she had really gentle, calming qualities to her character which was exactly what I thought I would need in such a situation.
My husband also benefited greatly from her support and guidance during the birth. He felt he was able to support me even better as a result of her suggestions.
Nuria was able to be very impartial and did not push her views but shared her opinion if I asked. I think this is a quality you need in a doula and is very hard to come by in most people.
I’m very grateful to Nuria for her support at such an important and special time for me and my new family.
We are delighted to have partnered with you in the preparation for having our child Isaac at the RBH (event though we planned for a home birth) and in particular for the support during labour and right through to the delivery of our baby.
The psychological support made all the difference because of the negative hospital experience we had with having our first child.
Thank you for all of the help and advice during pregnancy and the support and the preparation for the coming of the baby, and letting me know what was going on during the different stages I went through on the day.
Nuria accompanied my husband and me during my son’s birth, we also met her a few times before and after the birth. She was always very present in the moment, she asked us some very good questions which helped us both prepare ourselves for what lay ahead, as well as to process what turned out to be a very intense time in our lives. She also shared with us some very interesting and useful reading material. I found Nuria to be a very kind and genuinely loving person. She is a great listener, non judgemental, yet totally honest, and very down to earth.
Nuria who accompanied me was very helpful, caring and professional. Even though I had a cesarean she helped me all the way through specially with my fear and later on with my emotions. She was also a great support after the birth and gave me useful advice regarding to breastfeeding and newborn baby.
Nuria was my birth doula and I had a great birth experience thanks to her. She helped my husband and I to prepare for the birth and also supported us in the first few weeks after our baby was born.
Nuria and Grace were wonderful doulas. They were so helpful when it came to preparing for my baby and answering all my questions as a nervous first-time mum. During my labour, they were both really patient and flexible with my last-minute decision changes to my birth plan as the pain and, nausea vomiting got too much! I am eternally grateful for their support.