Wellmama Doulas

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What Does a Doula Do?

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

During pregnancy, your doula can offer: listening skills, emotional support, develop coping techniques for labour and birth, practice breathing, work with your partner in preparation for labour (such as trying hands-on pain relief methods), access information about birth and everything related to it, help with preparing for baby’s arrival – among many other things.

During birth, your doula will: support you and your birth choices, help you create a safe space in the hospital (or at home), offer non-medical pain relief techniques, suggest helpful birthing positions, help you stay calm and focused, help your partner stay calm and supportive, cheer you on, and remind you how awesome you are and that you got this!

After the birth, your doula will: meet you at home, check on your emotional and physical well-being, talk to you about the birth experience (if you want to), and guide you to other support services for example for breastfeeding, physical recovery from the birth, mental health, baby’s health, and social networks.

“Su (my doula) 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 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.

Our 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

Post Partum Support

Workshops

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