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Postnatal doula in North London

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Nickname1980 Thu 06-Feb-14 07:41:10

Hi there,

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?

And any recommendations?

Paintyfingers Thu 06-Feb-14 07:52:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dinkystinky Thu 06-Feb-14 09:21:34

try - 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).

Nickname1980 Fri 14-Feb-14 07:25:05

Thanks everyone! Some good tips here. I will get in touch with these recommendations!

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