I am wondering if anyone has any experience with a postnatal doula - especially in North London as then you can send a recommendation!
I am currently pregnant and very excited about this baby, but am a bit worried about being on my own after my husband goes back to work after his paternity leave (two weeks) ends. My mother is unable to help me and I am worried that I will go a bit mad or feel overwhelmed all on my own!
Has anyone used a postnatal doula? Was it much help? And what kind of thing did they help out with?
try doulaorg.uk - I used a couple of post natal doulas after ds1 was born (difficult birth, no family nearby). They were great - held my velcro baby for me so I could shower, helped me establish bfing, gave tips on looking after the baby, tidied up/did the washing while I napped. I only used them for a couple of hours a couple of times a week. The ones I used were Helen Shamroth and Liliana Lammers (but dont think she does the post natal doula work any more as she's so busy with births).