Overnight Postnatal Support
As your overnight postnatal doula I take care of your newborn for 12 hours - that means you could eat with your partner and family, you can sit and relax and recover from your day. You can go to bed when you want and sleep an unbroken nights' sleep. If you are chest or breast feeding then I would wake you when your baby is ready to be fed and allow you the time to feed him or her. That's all you would need to do, I change and wind, and rock or comfort your baby, and settle them back to sleep. Depending on how little your little one is, you would probably have about 2 - 3 disturbances through the night but the time would be kept to a minimum and you would be able to settle straight back to sleep after the feed.
The job of a doula is rewarding in all its aspects, but to greet new parents in the morning after their first good nights' of sleep is a wonderful thing to behold.
'Carla stayed with my family for support as our baby girl had reflux. We were all able to get a break and catch up on much needed sleep.
Its lovely having someone you feel is like a friend with specialist knowledge and training. Being an anxious mum, its very reassuring 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.' Jen
We used Carla as a night doula for both our babies. It made the world of difference having her support so we could gain confidence, and get some (much needed!) rest in between feeds. Carla is so warm and encouraging, but our favourite thing about her is her humour! She made the experience fun and full of life. Carla also encouraged me to follow my instincts more than stick to a prescribed routine, so I have a lot more confidence this time round. I couldn’t recommend her more and feel we have made a friend for life. Alice
Carla was amazing she did a couple of nights for us when my little boy was new born and it meant we could eat dinner! Talk to each other without interruption and have a FULL nights sleep. Carla came to our house so I knew my son was nearby and she was just lovely. She was exactly what I needed at that time. I would highly recommend Carla’s services! Vicky
Carla worked with us as a antenatal and post natal doula. She offered us a wholesome perspective that my husband and I have found so reassuring and empowering throughout and beyond our time working with her. Our confidence throughout the birth and in the early weeks as first time parents grew so much with the kind reassurance and guidance from Carla.
Before the birth Carla did a very inclusive session on birth and hypnobirthing. Both myself and my husband were really well prepared for birth. There were a few bumps on the road in the lead up to the birth and our daughter was 10 days late. Carla was so informative and reassuring through out this time, helping me to keep focused and overcome the uncertainty of waiting to go into the labour. Being low risk, i had very little contact with the hospital, so having Carla to guide us through this time was so appreciated. I had an amazing vaginal birth and I know this is partly down to Carla's calming and knowledgeable encouragement. All of which gave me the confidence to trust my body and follow my instincts.
After our baby was born, She did 2 nights and a morning/afternoon a week. We became a great team and she had a wonderful relationship with Connie. This helped us to understand ours and our babies needs and we have so enjoyed her wholesome approach where we learnt to follow our instincts and weigh up all the conflicting information from midwives, Google and health visitors. We have really enjoyed the first few months of parenting and I know this is down to her. She left a gaping hole in our lives when she left us and we would hire her again in a heart beat. Thank you Carla!
Following a "bumpy" delivery I was in need of extra night support. Carla came to help me at incredibly short notice fitting a couple of nights a week into her already busy schedule & introducing me to two other doulas (both of whom I'd also recommend) who were able to work together to provide the number of nights help I was looking for. I liked Carla from the 1st instance we spoke on the phone & her encouraging & reassuring manner continued throughout the time we spent together. After quiet observations Carla offered suggestions of ideas to try without telling me what to do / not do & without overloading me. Her calming presence in the house & support to my daughter & I has helped us through the early weeks. I also highly recommend Carla's banana flapjacks - the ultimate breastfeeding fuel! Heidi