Emma is a student NCT doula in the Surrey, South West London and Sussex areas.
Would you like Emma to be your doula?
Emma is currently a student NCT doula. An important part of training for this role is that Emma is required to support a woman or couple through birth with the support of the NCT doula tutors. Your baby needs to be due between the end of February and mid-April 2020 for you to be able to consider asking Emma to be your birth doula. The fee for Emma to support you has been appropriately set to recognise the fact that she is a student.
Emma lives in Surrey with her husband and their two children and would be happy to support women and their families in Surrey, South West London and Sussex.
She is passionate about supporting women throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond and her extensive training with the NCT will soon see her qualifying as a Doula, Post Natal Practitioner and Breast-Feeding Counsellor. This will enable her to support and empower women and their families to make the right decisions for them.
The voice women have about what happens to their bodies and how they birth their babies is a powerful one and Emma believes this a voice that deserves to be heard. The support that a woman receives that will enable her to receive the birth she wants is incredibly important.
Emma will empower you and your family with information that will enable you to make the right decisions for your pregnancy, she will support you throughout labour and birth and can be there for added support in the post-natal period with feeding and settling in with your new baby. Emma will be there for both of you, supporting you and your birth partner enabling you both to have the birth and post-natal experience that you want and need. Her training supported by her own personal experiences enables her to offer truly comprehensive support, friendship and experience.
- Emma has studied level 3 (access course) and level 4 of the NCT and University of Worcester, Birth and Beyond Foundation Degree and is currently studying the Breastfeeding pathway, the Doula pathway and the Postnatal New baby, New family pathways.
- Emma is an NHS trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporter and has worked in the Postnatal ward of a hospital, at a tongue tie clinic and at local private drop in.
Emma will provide support by:
- Meeting with you and your birth partner (if you have one) in person two or three times before the birth to get to know you, discuss your birth preferences and any concerns, explore your options and support and empower you to make the right decisions for you and your family.
- Be available to discuss and explore breathing techniques, massage and different birthing and labour positions which may aid your labour and birth.
- Be available by phone, text and or email in between meetings.
- Be on call for up to 4 weeks around your estimated due date.
- Stay with you throughout your labour and after the birth to ensure you and your new family are settled.
- Visit you in the important early days with any help you may need to establish feeding.
- Meet with you again, whenever you wish should you wish to talk through your birth and to support you in the post-natal period.
Feedback from some of Emma’s antenatal class clients:
“Emma was an amazing support to me, in my pregnancy, on “the big day”, and my early days of parenthood! She is so calm, so confident that it made me feel so prepared and ready. I was excited for my birth! Throughout labour Emma was by my side, she was there to answer for me when I was so in the zone that I wasn’t able to speak to others. She held me as I birthed my son and gave me strength.”
-Alison, parent of Nolan