If you are looking at investing in an experienced ‘Doula UK Recognised’ Postnatal & Birth Doula Cheshire and beyond, I would like to invite you to take a look at what may be available in your area for your family.
Nikki Mather is an IBCLC and Doula supporting families in Cheshire and Greater Manchester,
I am available to offer your family confidential and discreet support as your birth doula in pregnancy, labour and birth. I also offer family support in the early weeks of your new journey for general support or as an infant feeding specialist.
Standalone or bespoke packages are available and include emotional and practical support as well as infant feeding support when required.
My offer to you is a consultation in person or via video link if you prefer, so you can ask questions and find out more about the support your family may require from me, and we can get to know each other a little. If you are looking for a doula in Manchester, Cheshire or Lancashire this meeting is complimentary.
It is important to me that you choose the best doula for your circumstances and any questions you have are answered to enable you to find a doula to suit your needs, and feel fully supported by the doula you choose. The following services can be tailored to your individual requirements:
Nikki Mather IBCLC – Cheshire & Manchester Lactation Consultant
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- Breastfeeding Workshop-learn about the early days of feeding your newborn
- Bespoke Antenatal Workshop-fill in the gaps where you feel you need additional support and build your birth plan or preferences
- Private One to One Antenatal Classes-bespoke classes in your own home, to suit your family
Birth doula support provides continuity throughout pregnancy and birth, and into your early weeks as a new parent.
“As a pregnant woman, you have to decide on someone who, only having met them a couple of times beforehand, you’d be happy to get butt-naked in front of, with your husband / partner potentially being present too. You also have to trust them to advocate for you when you are in no fit state (believe me!) to do so yourself. This is a massive undertaking, so you want someone who you feel appreciates the gravity of the trust you are placing in them. Essentially, you are hiring a friend, which might feel a bit weird, but I think a good doula balances professionalism with the ability to be genuinely personable. On the whole, when you find the right doula, they are utterly priceless, and can really make the difference between keeping your head above water and feeling like you’re drowning – that’s what Nikki did for me.”
Short sessions, long sessions or one off sessions, postnatal support offers a variety of options to meet your needs.
“Nikki came, made ME cups of tea, brought me biscuits and just TALKED to me. I’ve felt so isolated in recent months that to just talk to another woman, not just about motherhood etc, but about all sorts of things, was just so wonderful. It made me feel a little bit like myself again. Answered millions of questions, generally shared knowledge which made me feel more confident.”
Sometimes in person sessions do not fit in with your schedule, or you may prefer a virtual session. Video calls can be a convenient way to get the support you need, and can be booked for one off breastfeeding support or antenatal information sessions. Please contact me for more information.
Full spectrum doula services are available locally in Cheshire and Greater Manchester and across Europe. If you are looking for an accompanying doula on your journey further afield, please get in touch.
I fully support the Doula Access Fund from Doula UK which can enable parents-to-be in low income families or vulnerable situations to access a birth doula or postnatal doula service.
In 2020 The Doula Access Fund was reopened, please contact Doula UK for more information.
Please contact me to discuss payment plans or skill swaps to provide Doula Support for your family.
Don’t be afraid of contacting doulas in your area – we often help parents out by offering installments, payment in lieu of skills you may be able to share or other ways of investing in your journey.