Wellmama Doulas

Compassionate care and hands-on support

Wellmama Doulas

Compassionate care and hands-on support

What Does a Doula Do?

A doula is a trained professional who offers emotional, practical and informational support to women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the weeks and months after birth.

She can help you with:

  • anxieties and fears during pregnancy
  • accessing information about medical interventions
  • preparing a birth vision or plan
  • developing coping techniques for labour and birth
  • getting your partner on board and teaching him/her/them massage and breathing techniques to support you
  • preparing for baby’s arrival and for parenthood
  • emotional support during labour – from early labour all the way until your baby is born
  • pain relief during labour
  • breastfeeding support
  • your physical and emotional health after the birth
  • how to look after yourself and your baby
  • connecting you to services and support groups

 

“My doula Su really helped me to connect with the process and stay grounded during my preparation for birth. During my labour her calm headedness and acute intuition made it very smooth and special for me and my family. I can’t imagine a person who is better suited to supporting a birthing women. It completely changed my birthing experience and would absolutely recommend her to anyone.”

Suzy, second time Mum, Ennistymon

Where Do We Work?

We serve women in Co. Limerick, Co. Tipperary and parts of Co. Clare, Co. Offaly and Co. Laois. We support women who give birth in the University Maternity Hospital Limerick, the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, South Tipperary General Hospital Clonmel, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, and Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar. We also support women who choose homebirth. To see if we cover your area, give us a call.

“Just knowing my doula was in the room with me at the hospital made me feel safer and happier and free to let go and give birth. I will never forget her kindness, care and support. Every woman should have a doula for her birth!”

Michelle, fourth time Mum, Tipperary

What Does a Doula Do?

A doula is a trained professional who offers emotional, practical and informational support to women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the weeks and months after birth.

She can help you with:

  • anxieties and fears during pregnancy
  • accessing information about medical interventions
  • preparing a birth vision or plan
  • developing coping techniques for labour and birth
  • getting your partner on board and teaching him/her/them massage and breathing techniques to support you
  • preparing for baby’s arrival and for parenthood
  • emotional support during labour – from early labour all the way until your baby is born
  • pain relief during labour
  • breastfeeding support
  • your physical and emotional health after the birth
  • how to look after yourself and your baby
  • connecting you to services and support groups

“My doula Su really helped me to connect with the process and stay grounded during my preparation for birth. During my labour her calm headedness and acute intuition made it very smooth and special for me and my family. I can’t imagine a person who is better suited to supporting a birthing women. It completely changed my birthing experience and would absolutely recommend her to anyone.”

Suzy, second time Mum, Ennistymon

Where Do We Work?

We serve women in Co. Limerick, Co. Tipperary and parts of Co. Clare, Co. Offaly and Co. Laois. We support women who give birth in the University Maternity Hospital Limerick, the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, South Tipperary General Hospital Clonmel, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, and Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar. We also support women who choose homebirth. To see if we cover your area, give us a call.

“Just knowing my doula was in the room with me at the hospital made me feel safer and happier and free to let go and give birth. I will never forget her kindness, care and support. Every woman should have a doula for her birth!”

Michelle, fourth time Mum, Tipperary

Our Values

Wellmama Doulas offer compassionate, caring, respectful, non-judgmental, professional support to women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the months afterwards.

We honour families of all forms, shapes and sizes. We acknowledge and respect that not all birthing people identify as women. Our services are inclusive of and sensitive to LGBTQI+ people and their families.

We serve birthing women as individuals with unique value and worth. We honour each woman’s journey into motherhood as a unique experience.

We value women’s creative, life-affirming and life giving powers, and we respect a woman’s right to make choices regarding all aspects of her life.

We value the pregnancy and birth as processes which have lifelong impact on a woman’s self-esteem, her health, her ability to nurture and her personal growth.

We value the right of each baby to be born in a caring and loving manner.

If the birth did not go as you hoped, we support offer support and guidance to work through and process the journey.

We value the potential of partners, family and community to support women in all aspects of birth and mothering.

We value the relationships between doulas, midwives and obstetricians, and work to create and maintain mutually respectful relationships which honour our differences as well as our similarities as attendants in the birth space of a woman and her family.

Our Values

Wellmama Doulas offer compassionate, caring, respectful, non-judgmental, professional support to women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the months afterwards.

We honour families of all forms, shapes and sizes. We acknowledge and respect that not all birthing people identify as women. Our services are inclusive of and sensitive to LGBTQI+ people and their families.

We serve women as individuals with unique value and worth. We honour each woman’s journey into motherhood as a unique experience.

We value women’s creative, life-affirming and life giving powers, and we respect a woman’s right to make choices regarding all aspects of her life.

We value the pregnancy and birth as processes which have lifelong impact on a woman’s self-esteem, her health, her ability to nurture and her personal growth.

We value the right of each baby to be born in a caring and loving manner.

If the birth did not go as you hoped, we support offer support and guidance to work through and process the journey.

We value the potential of partners, family and community to support women in all aspects of birth and mothering.

We value the relationships between doulas, midwives and obstetricians, and work to create and maintain mutually respectful relationships which honour our differences as well as our similarities as attendants in the birth space of a woman and her family.

Services

We offer a free 30 minute phone call or meet-up to get to know each other a bit and decide whether we want to work together.

Antenatal Support

Birth Support

Postpartum Support

Upcoming Workshops

We regularly run CONFIDENT BIRTHING WORKSHOPS in different locations, including the URBAN CO-OP in Limerick. We’ll be back up and running as soon as social gatherings are possible again.