CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
Covid-19 has arrived and changed the way we live. These are incredibly worrying times for us all and particularly so for those who are pregnant and/or have a young family. Please be assured that whilst the doula role is most certainly being affected, we are all pulling together as a community with the aim of ensuring that everyone who needs support can access it online or by phone. If you would like to chat or arrange an virtual meeting, please call me on 07824601414.
If you are seeking support with breastfeeding/infant feeding you are also welcome to contact me using the above number or by email: zara [at] doulabud [dot] co [dot] uk. As a member of the ABM I will happily offer you guidance, and a listening ear.
The National Breastfeeding Helpline is also open daily: 0300 100 0212
Sending my love, you are not alone
Definition of Doula: noun: a person who offers support and help to a person before, during and after birth.
Definition of Bud: noun: a compact knob-like growth on a plant which develops into a leaf, flower or shoot. I also like to think of it meaning friend or buddy
Becoming pregnant, going through pregnancy, birth and the early days as a new family is one of life’s most incredible, thrilling and life-changing journeys. It can also be a daunting time, one when you may need someone who’s by your side, no matter what. Along with your partner, if you have one, that someone can be a doula.
A doula truly understands each mother-to-be and is highly knowledgeable about birth and babies. They will really listen to new mothers. They’re someone to laugh with, cry with, shout about stuff to and holler delight with.
Hello and a big warm welcome to you. My name is Zara and I birthed Doulabud, a true passion project, in 2011. I truly love what I do, which is to support women, pregnant people and their babies on their very personal journeys through pregnancy, birth and the early days and weeks which are often known as the ‘fourth trimester’. You can find out more about why I started being a doula and my approach and what a doula can offer you here.
My pre-natal, birth and post-natal services support women so they can find their own way through the reams of information and choices that they are faced with as they go through pregnancy, labour and into the days and weeks following a baby’s birth. I work across Surrey and surrounding areas to support families. I help by offering whatever level of support they need, when they need it.
~The role of the doula is to mother the mother~
Please look through my website to explore my services and read the FAQs. Do get in touch with me for a reassuring, informal chat or to arrange a meeting.
“The incomparable Zara. This woman is the best listener, a force of nature, full of so much love, optimism, non judgemental support and wisdom that it make me want another baby just so I can get her to be my doula again (almost)”
Natalie Garner – Mama to Clementine