A Doula is a Greek term meaning caregiver. She is often a mature, mindful woman who supports the women in her community, practically and emotionally. The role of the doula can be described as ‘mothering the mother’, and this feels like a great description of  what I do, caring for you physically, emotionally and practically during your pregnancy and birth.

Email me with any queries : elisabeth@thegardensanctuary.co.uk

My doula background

I have a medical background having worked as a registered nurse in the past and I hold diplomas in reflexology, aromatherapy and pre-Conception and Pregnancy Reflexology Care, Life Coaching and Psychology and I draw on this education throughout my work as a doula.

My Bronze Package

Initial meeting free of charge

Two further meetings to discuss your birth preferences. More if required

On-call 24 hours a day between 38-42 weeks of your pregnancy

Email and telephone support throughout the duration of the contract

Practical and emotional support during your labour and the birth of your baby

Hand and foot massage for relaxation during early stages of labour if required

Reflexology appointment during pregnancy and postpartum at extra cost.

Visualisation and relaxation techniques

Library of resources

Text, Phone and Email support for 4 weeks after your baby’s birth.

One post-natal visit to discuss your birth and talk about how you are feeling in your new role.

My Silver Package

All the above plus 10 hours of individual hypnobirth training using The Wise Hippo Method. I can offer this training in The Garden Sanctuary or in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.

My Gold Package

All the above plus 10 hours of hypnobirthing and four reflexology sessions from 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Life Coaching

If you trying to make sense of changes in your life, perhaps pregnancy coaching could help you. I offer a block of four weekly sessions in The Garden Sanctuary at a cost of £250.

This could be especially useful for women who are unsure about their pregnancy and what it means to them. Some women are ambivalent and may feel guilty about this.

Having a space to check in with how you feel in a non-judgemental environment can be liberating and help you to make sense of it all.

Please contact me by email and we can discuss your doula requirements in order to provide you with a quote.