Updated: Nov 3, 2018
As a doula, I support woman and their families during pregnancy & birth. I am there to help answer all the ‘silly’ questions, provide information relevant to your own circumstances and to support and encourage you to have the type of birth that you want to have. Having a doula involved with your care has been shown to greatly improve birth outcomes, such as lower rates of intervention, shorter labour, less requirement of pain relief, and much more.
Exhibitor - Carolyn
Business Name – Doula la
Position in the Business – Owner
How did the business start?
As a fully qualified midwife, I wanted to be able to offer women continuity of care during their pregnancy and birth and felt that becoming a doula was the best way to be able to do this. Now I can work much more closely with women to help them feel supported and empowered during this life-changing journey.
What is your favourite part of the business?
I love being able to empower women to achieve their best possible birth.
What is your most memorable moment as a doula?
This has to be at the birth of my first client. The wonderful couple knew that they were my first yet still chose to put their trust in me to help them achieve a wonderful birth experience. After the birth, I loved seeing dad's confidence grow as he got to know his little boy and became more comfortable holding and changing him.
How do you spend your time away from work?
I enjoy going for walks in nature, this is definitely my happy place and always calms my mind when things have been a little frantic. I've also learned to knit within the last year so have been finding myself doing this in the evenings, creating little baby blankets and hats.
Found out more about Doula la, and how to book her services visit – www.doula-la.co.uk
Follow Doula la on social media @doulala.scotland