Independent Midwives and Doulas
Independent Midwives work outside of the NHS and can support you through your pregnancy, birth and early postnatal weeks. Doulas support women and their families through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, in practical and emotional, but non-medical ways.
Angie Williamson Independent Midwife
Hi, my name is Angie. I am passionate about giving women choices and the rights to make decisions on their own care.
I offer private and individualised midwifery care, to suit every pregnant woman’s needs. Evidence shows that full ‘Continuity of Care’ in pregnancy, greatly improves all outcomes for women and their babies. With an overstretched NHS service, often many women feel that they do not receive the level of care and attention that they would wish for, during their pregnancy and in the postnatal period.
As an experienced Community Midwife, I understand the need for protected time to talk through your worries, concerns and expectations in pregnancy. Sadly, NHS midwives are constrained to appointment slots of only fifteen minutes to half an hour and this often does not allow sufficient time to fully discuss your needs and answer the questions that you will most likely have. This is why I believe that appointments should last as long as is required. They will never be rushed and you will always get the chance to discuss any issues that you might have in full.
Angie 07588 399040
Blossom Baby Doula Service
As a doula I offer practical and emotional support to both the mother to be and her birthing partner throughout her pregnancy, the birth and during those early days with their new baby. I can develop a deep understanding of the couple’s wishes and ensure that I help them achieve those during the birth and early days. During the prelabour period, I can help with reducing anxiety through hynosis-relaxation sessions as well as offering suggestions to improve baby’s presentation to help achieve OFP (optimal fetal position) helping make labour shorter and easier.
During labour and birth I provide support with breathing and relaxation techniques, massage, rebozo, acupressure, suggestions for movement and positions, all of which can help labour advance more smoothly.
After the birth, I can support with breastfeeding – as a fully trained and experienced breastfeeding supporter I can help from the very first feed through to the early days and weeks. I can also provide support with practical baby care and handling of baby, light household duties, looking after siblings and even support during the first trip to the supermarket!
Helen is a Doula UK recognised doula.
Tel. 07920 514903 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ding Dong Doula
Ding Dong! Your Doula is here!
During the antenatal period there can be a lot of questions and/or worries. I can help you find the information you need to tackle those, from local support groups to what options you have regarding your birth. We can create a personalised care preference sheet to inform people involved in your birth of your decisions and preferences.
Having a baby should be a joyful and confident experience, so my focus is to create a safe and comfortable environment for you to bring your baby into the world and get the best start possible. Emotional, practical, educational, and non-judgemental support tailored to your wants and needs.
My job doesn't have to be over once you have birthed your baby. I can help postnatally too! A listening ear, I make the BEST cups of tea, light housework, breastfeeding support and more. I can look after your new-born and/or siblings so you can rest, have a bath or have a coffee (and cake) with your friends. It is really about your wants and needs.
Tel. 07557 348985 Email email@example.com