Laura is an NCT doula for Croydon, Sutton, East Surrey and Surrey Hills.
Would you like Laura to be your Doula?
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Laura is currently a student NCT doula. An important part of training for this role is that Laura 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 2019 for you to be able to consider asking Laura to be your birth doula. The fee for £250 to support you has been appropriately set to recognise the fact that she is a student.
Laura is based in Surrey and would love to support families living in the Croydon, Sutton, East Surrey and Surrey Hills areas under the care of SASH/ ESH, CUH, Epsom & St Helier and additionally, planned Caesarean-Births at Chelsea & Westminster, Queen Charlotte's & HCA London facilities.
In addition to her academic studies, Laura is a mum of two children as well as a families + birth photographer. Laura firmly believes in the imperfect-perfect, finding joy in the crazy and calm in a storm. Laura is kind and confident, calm and supportive. Laura's own births were two very different journeys, one induction and one water birth, both filled with mess and joy, tears, mountains to climb and beauty.
Laura has attended a number of births, every birth, unique and special. Laura has a deep understanding of the benefit in supporting a woman and her partner during this transformative experience with a full range of support techniques including guided meditations, massage, physical support, advocacy and proactive partner support.
In understanding that just as every child is unique, Laura believes that every birth story is unique and personal to you and that your hopes and ideals for your birth story matter, whatever those decisions might be - that you matter.
Laura is currently studying with the NCT in partnership with the University of Worcester. Laura is continuing in this degree course reading across different aspects of perinatal care with focussed training in the role of a doula, breastfeeding counselling, working with healthcare professionals and understanding the neonatal experience. Laura is certified in NLP to practitioner level and is a certified 'Circle of Security' Facilitator. Laura is a member of the UK Professional Birth Photographers and Doula UK.
Laura will provide support by:
- Meeting with you two or three times antenatally, preferably in person. to discuss your plans, hopes, thoughts and concerns. We can then, together tailor a bespoke doula plan specific to you and your needs.
- Being on call 24/7 for two weeks before your estimated due date (EDD), and two weeks after your EDD.
- Supporting you through your labour as you need and for a short time after birth.
- Meeting with you after birth to talk through your birth and discuss any further support you may need.
“Laura arrived and we hardly knew she was there until we needed her and then, there she was, every time, in the right place at the right time. Our midwives secretly told us that they wished they could take her with them! We will definitely have Laura come to our next birth, her calm and considerate approach was valued by everyone in the room."