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Birmingham Doula Services

Looking for a trained and highly experienced Birmingham Doula? I have over 30 years’ experience of supporting families and provide doula services for new and expectant parents in Birmingham and across the Midlands. I can also travel further afield by arrangement.
Booking your Birmingham doula is simple. Once you get in touch, I’ll meet with you for a no obligation consultation*. We’ll discuss how best I can support you and, if we feel comfortable with each other, I’ll pencil you in my diary and all I ask is that you let me know your final decision within a week of our meeting.

*Consultation fee is £50 and will be deducted from your bill on booking.

The kinds of births I’ve supported to date:

  • Water births (home and birth centre)
  • Home births
  • Hospital births (delivery suite) ‘high risk’
  • Birth centre births ‘low risk’
  • Lotus births
  • VBACs
  • Caesarean births
  • Post dates (40+ weeks) births
  • Hypnobirths
  • Previous birth trauma and PTSD

I also support

  • Pregnancy and birth after miscarriage, stillbirth and other baby loss (extra support offered at no further cost)
  • IVF pregnancies
  • Surrogate pregnancies
  • Foster parents with newborns

All very different and all wonderful!

Still unsure about what a doula can do for you? Here’s a few reasons why you should hire a doula.

Am I the doula for you? Read what other mothers saying about my doula support.

Birmingham Doula Birth Packages

Birmingham doula logoAll of the Birth Support – for a gentle, nurtured journey through pregnancy, birth and motherhood

  • As your Birmingham doula, I offer four visits during your pregnancy to make sure that you’re fully prepared for birth. We’ll discuss any previous birth experiences (if applicable), topics such as relaxation, labour and birthing positions, how to remain comfortable during labour, dad’s role, life as a new parent etc. I aim to give you the information that you need to approach birth and parenthood calmly and confidently.
  • a private Relax for Birth course (includes all course materials e.g. book, affirmation cards, use of relaxation MP3s). This course will help to relax you for birth; great for new parents and for those how have fears because of previous birth trauma
  • email and telephone support throughout your pregnancy and for the first four weeks after birth. I know that questions can come to mind at the oddest times and I’d rather you email or call rather than sit and worry about things. There are no stupid questions!
  • 1 x 45 minute relaxing pregnancy massage;
  • Optional TENS machine hire from 37 weeks onwards, loan of pregnancy, birth and baby books and birth ball (all free);
  • be on call for you (24/7) from 38 weeks until the baby is born (on call can be arranged before 38 weeks for an additional fee). You can relax in the knowledge that I will be by your side when your big day comes. No guessing, no ifs or buts. Relax, I’ll be there!
  • attend your birth at home, hospital or birthing centre. So, you think you’re in labour? I can come to your home and if you’re in the early stages of labour I can stay with you and make you comfortable. If labour’s in full swing and you’re not birthing at home, we’ll go calmly together to hospital/birth centre. Stay with you until an hour or so after the baby has been born to help you get settled;
  • 10 hours of ‘nurture the mother’ day or night postnatal support (more hours can be arranged for an additional fee of £17/hour). The care continues to ease you gently into parenting your newborn;
  • 1 x Bengkung belly wrapping session (includes a gentle tummy massage).

The total fee for this package is £1550 and includes expenses. See below for payment plans.

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Standard Birth Support – supporting you to have a positive birth experience

  • two visits during your pregnancy to make sure that you’re fully prepared for birth. We’ll discuss any previous birth experiences (if applicable), topics such as relaxation, labour and birthing positions, how to remain comfortable during labour, dad’s role etc. I aim to give you the information that you need to approach birth calmly and confidently.
  • email and telephone support throughout your pregnancy and for the first four weeks after birth. I know that questions can come to mind at the oddest times and I’d rather you email or call rather than sit and worry about things. There are no stupid questions!
  • Optional TENS machine hire from 37 weeks onwards, loan of pregnancy, birth and baby books and birth ball (all free);
  • be on call for you (24/7) from 38 weeks until the baby is born (on call can be arranged before 38 weeks for an additional fee). You can relax in the knowledge that I will be by your side when your big day comes. No guessing, no ifs or buts. Relax, I’ll be there!
  • attend your birth at home, hospital or birthing centre. So, you think you’re in labour? I can come to your home and if you’re in the early stages of labour I can stay with you and make you comfortable. If labour’s in full swing and you’re not birthing at home, we’ll go calmly together to hospital/birth centre. Stay with you until an hour or so after the baby has been born to help you get settled;
  • 1 x postnatal visit to debrief your birth experience and admire your little one.

The total fee for this package is £995 and includes expenses. See below for payment plans.

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For all packagesA deposit of £350 is required.  Half of the remaining balance is to be paid by 28 weeks. The final payment to be paid by the beginning of your 36th week of pregnancy. 

Alternatively – A deposit of £200 and monthly payments by standing order. Balance to be paid by 36 weeks.


Postnatal doula – 6 Week Flying Start Postnatal Care Package

6 weeks hands on care for mum and babe – gets your parenting off to a flying start.

The well being of a woman after childbirth should carry the same importance as taking care of the needs of a newborn child ~ Author Unknown

As a Doula UK approved and well respected Birmingham doula with over 30 years of experience of supporting families, I provide a comprehensive 6 week package of support so that by week 6 you will feel confident and able to ‘fly solo’. Whether you are a first time, second time or third time parent, the prospect of life with a newborn can be a little daunting especially as many moms are being discharged from hospital with their babies very soon after birth. There is so much bewildering and conflicting information around; let me help you to find your way through it all so that you feel happy and relaxed. I can be with you soon after your baby’s arrival and here are some examples of the support I can offer:

  • Reassurance and gentle encouragement to help you find your feet as a new parent
  • Infant sleep advice and support
  • Emotional support (a listening ear and non-judgemental support)
  • Preparation of light, nutritious meals to aid your recovery
  • Care of baby while you rest, bathe etc.
  • Feeding support to enable you to feel confident in your feeding choice
  • Infant massage techniques (when baby is 8 weeks+). A supplement of £6o is payable for a 4 week 1:1 course
  • Accompany you to appointments, mother and baby groups etc. so that you don’t have to face them alone
  • Overnight support by prior arrangement.

If what you need isn’t on this list, I am very flexible so get in touch and let me know what support you do need!

Here is how the 6 weeks will be structured:

Week 1 – I will visit you Mon to Fri for 3 hours per day

Week 2 – I will visit you Mon to Thurs for 3 hours a day

Week 3 – I will visit you Mon to Weds for 3 hours a day

Week 4 – I will visit you Mon and Tues for 3 hours a day

Week 5 – I will visit you on Mon for 3 hours

Week 6 – I will visit you on Mon for 3 hours

The fee for this package is £900 and includes local travel expenses

Read what others have written about my Birmingham Doula services here

“I cannot thank Lorna enough for all of her help and support. As a first time mum I had severe anxiety and felt overwhelmed with taking care of my newborn. Lorna was there for us when we needed her the most. She would sit and talk to me for hours without passing any judgement and only offering advice when I requested it. She is very experienced and you can tell she is a natural with babies. She even helped us sleep train our little one! I highly recommend getting in touch with Lorna especially if you need a postnatal doula.”

If you require fewer hours, I offer postnatal care booked in blocks of 20 hours. These hours can be booked in either 3 or 4 hour blocks or overnight stays, 8.30am – 12.30pm,  1.30pm – 4.30pm or 9.30pm – 7.30am. The fee  is £20 per hour or £18 per hour for existing birth clients (local mileage included).

Need a doula but would struggle to pay for one?

If money’s an issue, I would rather see you have a doula than not have one so let’s put our heads together and come up with a plan; I’m open to monthly payments so long as the balance is paid by 36 weeks. Or, why not ask family and friends/work colleagues to club together to pay for your Birmingham doula services using gift vouchers? Each gift voucher comes with a beautifully hand-crafted card; a special gift for a special mother or mother-to-be. Order your gift voucher(s) here.

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Get in touch today to order your Birmingham Doula gift voucher(s).