Calling all pregnant women! You might have realised by now that your body is producing a miracle-a-minute. The extraordinary way that your system has naturally turned into a baby-nurturing-wonderland is incredible. Blows your mind, doesn’t it!? Your baby is getting the goods and this is always a reassuring thing, however, sometimes the flaw in the system is when YOU need to rest.
No longer the cigar-pending, jumpy but blameless and innocent bystander. Labour is a massive task, requiring the greatest support and it’s dad that’s expected to be up-to-date and on-task.
Having complete and comprehensive labour know-how, whilst remaining entirely peace-loving is dad’s duty. Sounds supernatural, and it is. However, as much as your partner might strive for this hero-status, the stakes are high and it can get dicey.
The word ‘doula’ is a Greek word and it means to ‘mother the mother’. A perfect job description.
As a doula, I’m not medically trained, like a midwife, nor do I have the expertise to deliver a baby. But what I do offer is a supportive role in the journey of a pregnant woman. I support her in many ways and I work with her, to create a positive and memorable birth.
It’s funny the things that end up front and centre when forecasting the day of your baby’s birth.
For many mums-to-be, the highest priority is to name your new little human, for others, paint colours for the nursery. By all means, go for it, I wouldn’t dare block the ambitions of a soon-to-be-lioness!