Carla has been the most tremendous help to me and my husband. Despite the current lockdown with Covid, Carla has been available 24/7 with support, information and care. Days I have been lonely she has called and boosted my moral. When I have had any issues or questions she has messaged back with so much helpful information that we wouldn’t have found ourselves.  Eleanor

Dani:   Carla went above and beyond for us, completely changing my mindset, and ensuring our needs as a couple were met so that birth was a positive and beautiful experience for us both. 

Jen:   After staying with my family for support as our baby girl had reflux, we came home as my parents needed to self isolate and my partner was still working. Carla had already been an incredible support to our family and having her continue with us on our journey has been invaluable.

 

Being able to video chat and message is so useful and reasurring. It's lovely having someone you feel is like a friend with specialist knowledge and training. Being an anxious mum it's very reasurring to know that additional support is there whenever it's needed. Carla goes above and beyond and we are very grateful to have someone else we trust to link in with. Her great sense of humour and kindness are just a few of her lovely qualities.

Providing Doula Support through

Pregnancy, Birth and Early Days

I gave birth in the days pre Doula and now realise what a different experience it would have been if I had had the knowledge I have now and had received the kind of support a Doula provides. 

 

My children are the best things that have ever come into my life, but their births were not the experiences I can feel good about.  Medically faultless, it was as I discovered the world of Doulas I realised how much improved those experiences could have been. 

 

The more I learnt from these wonderful people the more I came to passionately believe that as a Doula I can provide physical, emotional and informational support that makes a life-changingly positive and powerful difference. 

Research shows that having a Doula present at the birth significantly reduces complications and additionally:

  • shorten labours by 25%

  • reduces the need for pain relief 30%

  • reduction in epidural uptake by 75%

  • reduction in ceasarian rate by 50%

*Source-studies from Evidence Based Birth & Birthhub*​

As your Birth Doula I would be your researcher and listening ear prior to the birth and provide constant, calm support to you and any birthing partner you may have during your birthing experience.  I will arm you with knowledge about all the things that you want to know about birth, including helping you learn ways of improving your experience that you didn't even know about. I will be there to protect your space, if you have a partner I will ensure that you will feel like the dream team and I will provide protection to let you work together, maybe even nudging your companion to provide the things you need at the time that you need them, I am intuitive like that. 

A Doula's voice soothes you, it makes sure you are reassured and calm but it does not intrude into your space.

To quote Christiane Northrup MD:

​“A Doula enters the space of a labouring woman and is highly responsive and aware of her needs, moods, changes and unspoken feelings. She has no need to control or smother, every pregnant woman should have the benefits of a Doula”

Every woman deserves a Doula and there is a Doula for every woman

Carla Walsh

DOULA

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Address: Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom