Doula & Pregnancy Services

Online Directory of recommended members of The MAW Network who provide doula & pregnancy services including their contact details & social media links.

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Belfast Baby Company

The Belfast Baby Company is an all-round birth support service established by Emma Fraser and Leslie Altic, who are passionate about supporting women and their families through what is an exciting and life-changing experience.

They both became involved with maternity services in their local health trusts following the birth of their own children, and are now active members of the Belfast and Southern Health Trusts maternity services committees.…

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Caroline Doherty

I’m Caroline , I’m a birth/post partem doula & placenta encapsulation specialist.

A doula also known as a birth companion , a non-medical companion who supports a birthing woman by providing continuous care before, during, or after childbirth in the form of information, physical support, and emotional support.

I enables a woman and her partner to have the most empowering birth experience possible, from pregnancy and into motherhood

I also provide placenta encapsulation to any mum that wishes to avail if it.…

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Dress My Bump Maternity Hire

Hi, my name is Karen and I am a mum to 3 girls – 3 year old identical twins and my 7 month old baby girl. I recently started ‘Dress My Bump Maternity Hire’ after becoming frustrated at the lack of affordable, comfortable maternity occasion wear. We hire out designer maternity dresses for a hire price of £40 – £60 and matching fascinators and headpieces are also available.

Members who provide doula and pregnancy services

We hope that we can connect you with some fabulous ladies who are able to help with this service. If you would like to add your details to our directory, visit our homepage for more information.

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What is a Doula?

A doula is a person who provides emotional and physical support to you during your pregnancy and childbirth. Doulas are not medical professionals. They don’t deliver babies or provide medical care. A certified doula has taken a training program. They passed an exam in how to help pregnant women and their families during this exciting but challenging experience.

Why You Might Want to Choose a Doula

A doula can help you and the dad-to-be have a positive and safe birth experience:

  • During labor, a doula can take over coaching now and then to give the dad a break.
  • When desired, a doula can completely free the dad-to-be from coaching tasks — and from having to remember the instructions from your childbirth classes. He can enjoy the process and focus on supporting you emotionally.
  • Studies show that women who use a doula have shorter labors, are less likely to need a C-section, request less pain medication, and have a more positive childbirth experience.
  • Moms who used doulas after birth may have more success with breastfeeding.
Getting support on your pregnancy journey

It’s important to get the right support and advice throughout your pregnancy. No matter which step of your journey you are on, you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for the right support. Please contact our members who can help you with your pregnancy journey.

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