"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength"
BARBARA KATZ ROTHMAN
When a baby is born (be it the first or subsequent!) a new family is born – and as well as an exciting and a very special time it can also look a bit hectic and intense.
As your postnatal doula I’ll focus on helping you and all your family to make a smooth transition into motherhood/parenthood.
An extra pair of hands for light duties around the house, and/or looking after the baby, a listening shoulder – I will come to your home and help you in the way you feel would benefit you the most, and offer warm and relaxed guidance and non judgemental support.
I can also offer breastfeeding support and babywearing advice if needed (I’m a certified babywearing consultant with the School of Babywearing).
But above everything my main aim is to offer you reassurance and encourage you to follow your inner instincts – YOU are the best mother for YOUR CHILD.
"Nuria has a wonderful energy and presence, just being around her made me feel relaxed, at ease and that gave me permission to step away from my son for a more needed nap or a much longed time for shower or meal"
How do I offer postnatal support?
I usually offer 3 hour sessions in the mornings and I can also offer overnight support. I may have some other availability at times (i.e. some afternoon/evening help) so please feel free to get in touch and we can chat about it.
As you postnatal doula I'll be always available to you for telephone or email support.
What area do I cover?
I’m based in Reading, and work with families within a 30 minute drive, covering most Berkshire and parts of South Oxfordshire and North Hampshire.
Nuria is very knowledgeable and reassured me when I was in doubt or feeling stressed or worried. She kept constant contact with me what made me feel less alone in this adventure of single parenting.
Nuria is a very sweet woman, soft spoken, always in good mood, willing to help and do something extra for me to feel she is always there.
She was very empathetic with my feelings and mood.
As your postnatal doula, I'll focus on helping you make a smooth transition into motherhood/parenthood
Mothering the mother
This is the main role of a postnatal doula. Being a listening shoulder, helping you with practical stuff around the house or with the newborn care.
If you are interested in knowing more about slings and learn to use them, I can offer you advice and support on how to safely carry your newborn.
Infant feeding support
If you wish to breastfeed and need any support, I can provide it to you and point you out in the right direction should you require further help. I'll support you in your choice of feeding.
Light domestic tasks
Practical help around the house: cooking, tidying, washing, light shopping, laundry; let me know on the day what I can help you with.
I can help you with your older children, so you can spend time with your newborn or the other way round!
I can help you with bathing the baby, nappy changing, feeding, and will always support you on your parenting style.
Going for a walk
I can accompany you on your first outings with your baby.
Time for you
I can take care of your baby and/or older children while you get a bit of time for yourself (so you can have a rest, shower or just time on your own)
We hired Nuria as our postnatal doula to help care for our twins, born last year. Looking back, I don’t think we would have coped without her!
She helped us with everything, from feeding and bathing them, to babywearing, and doing endless rounds of laundry – and all while creating a calm and positive atmosphere.
Thank you Nuria!
Packages and investment
Prices starting at £22/hour – I’ll happily build a package for you, let me know your needs
3h sessions: £60
Overnight support: £175 (approx. 10pm - 7am)
If you are struggling financially but would benefit from a doula, have a look at the Doula UK Access Fund. It covers the expenses of Doula UK doulas volunteering to work with local clients in financial hardship, enabling those on a low income to have the support of a doula.
Get in touch
Please contact me for a free initial meeting so we can discuss your needs and wishes and you can get an idea if I am the type of doula you are looking for.
Phone: 07413 304 701
I chose Nuria as my postnatal doula due to her very gentle approach and calm manner with the babies.
I felt happy that the babies were being looked after by someone so calm and attentive which enabled me to relax when they were in her care.
I always found her advice regarding breastfeeding thoughtful and relevant.
L.C.T., Reading (overnight support)