I tell you what Mama’s there is no shortage of brilliant women offering exceptional care during your labour and beyond.
One of the great things about launching our Shout Out Sunday feature is connecting with like-minded women who are passionate about self care and informed choice. On that note, meet Kate from Your Village Doula!
Kate is a Melbourne based mum of 3 and knows personally what we mean when we say ‘every mother’s journey is unique’. She has experienced a C-section birth, a medicated VBAC, and an un medicated VBAC. (VBAC = Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
Kate is an advocate for gentle birth preparation to calm any fears or anxiety as well as ensuring Mum is respected, protected and comfortable during her birth.
Her capacity as a Doula also extends to the postpartum period where she can assist in your physical and emotional recovery, breastfeeding, cleaning, shopping and caring for your newborn so that you may rest and tend to your needs.
YES ladies such a thing exists, her name is Kate, she is a Doula.
Kate knows and understands the importance of care in the immediate postpartum period noting that;
“40 days post birth is so important as it allows the uterus to return to a smaller size, most tears or scars are closed over by then too. Women have so much to focus on post birth that the last thing they need is to have their babymoon and breastfeeding experience associated with intense pain in their nipples, back, stomach, pelvis, and perineum.”
The word going round on the Your Village Doula Facebook page is that Kate gives the most incredible massages going round.
And the line starts back here!
Your Village Doula is launching their website soon, so stay connected with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.