Definition of Doula: noun: a woman who offers support and help to a woman 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, however the dictionary assures me this relates to men only!
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. Aside from your partner, 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.
I’m Zara and I set-up Doulabud in 2011. I truly love what I do, which is to support women 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, Hampshire, London 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.