Welcome to The Hypnobirthing Doula providing antenatal, birth and postnatal doula services along with hypnobirthing and relaxation sessions in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Warwickshire.
The Hypnobirthing Doula is the home of me...Jemma...doula, hypnobirthing teacher and former midwife.
I have been privileged to accompany many women during their pregnancy, birth and transition to motherhood. Each and every one is special. I understand that this is one of the most important moments in your life and I will always do my absolute best to make sure that you are informed, empowered, supported and have the best experience possible.
For labour to progress naturally, the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin needs to be produced and that only happens when women feel safe, calm, relaxed and loved. As your doula I can help to create and protect this environment be it at home or in a hospital. I can give you the information and knowledge you need to believe in your body's ability to safely birth your baby.
I am used to working in a hospital environment and can converse with medical staff on their level and in a professional manner. Importantly, I can translate their medical jargon in to a language that you can understand and can provide you (and your partner) with all the information you need to make the right choices for your baby's birth.
"Why would I have a doula?"
Research has shown that having a doula with you through childbirth can:
Shorten the length for labour by 25%
Reduce the need for pain relief by 30%
Reduce epidural requests by 60%
Decrease caesarean section rate by 50%
Decrease the need for augmentation (with an oxytocin drip) by 40%
Decrease the use of forceps by 40%
Enhance the birth experience for both mother and father
With all these benefits surely the question should be "Why wouldn't I have a doula?"
"If a doula were a drug it would be unethical not to use it" John Kennel MD.