Hi, my name is Claire and I am Doula UK registered Doula, living in Highclere, Newbury with my husband and 5 amazing children.
My love for pregnancy, childbirth and all things baby related I can 100% thank my children for. Becoming a mother changed me in such a positive way. It is so easy to underestimate the benefit of having support around you at this important time in your life. I believe everyone needs someone to support them in an unbiased, kind and compassionate way during this time. Before becoming a Doula, the last 13 years of my life has centred around bringing my own babies into this world and supporting friends along their journey also, both during their pregnancies and postnatally.
Bringing your baby into the world will be one of the most wonderful, life affirming moments you will ever have, these memories will stay with you and can leave you feeling strong and believing in yourself going into motherhood.
I work with expecting mothers (and their partners), to help them tailor their birth and new baby experience to be how they want it. Knowing your options and the pros and cons that go with them, will give you the confidence to make informed decisions for yourself about what you really want. I provide both birth and postnatal services, consisting of antenatal appointments in the comfort of your own home, support through your birth and postnatal visit. During postnatal Doula services, I am there to provide you with emotional and practical support during the first few months of parenthood in your home.
Customise your birth to include the things that matter to you, the things you are interested in and passionate about, making it a positive experience for you and your baby. There isn’t just one way of doing things and you need to find what works for you and what you are the most comfortable doing. You should always feel safe, respected, heard and looked after when you are bringing a baby into this world and I will work with you towards the birth YOU want, whether it’s a home birth, hospital delivery or elective c-section. This is your experience and whatever path you choose I will endeavour to ensure the needs of both you and your partner, if you have one, are met.