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Postnatal Trauma Doula & New Born Care Specialist 

Welcoming a new baby into your home can be a significant transition, especially if you're dealing with postnatal depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, birth or NICU trauma, or other previous traumas.


I am here to support you from day one or whenever you need assistance during those early days. My approach is gentle and supportive, helping you ease into parenthood and encouraging you to gain confidence day by day. You will always take the lead, and I will be there to support you from the side-lines.


Since every family is unique, I will create a bespoke package tailored to your personal needs. Here are some of the services I commonly provide:


Listening: As a trainee counsellor and trauma specialist I will listen to your story, including your life journey, birth experience, and future aspirations.

Practical and emotional support: I share practical knowledge and provide emotional support for your family.

Coaching and goal setting: Once you’re feeling well and comfortable with your new family dynamics we can discuss your future and how you would like this to look.

Sleep optimisation: Discuss sleep patterns, habits, and ways to optimise rest for both you and your baby.

Household support: Assist with household chores and prepare light meals to ease your daily responsibilities.

Health information: Provide evidence based information on physical and mental health, reducing the risk of postnatal concerns.

Birth exploration sessions: Help you process and understand your birth experience.

Baby care and rest: Care for your baby while you rest, shower, or take time for self-care.

Feeding support: Assist with breastfeeding, formula feeding, or any other chosen feeding method. I am a qualified infant feeding peer supporter.

New-born care skills: Teach essential new-born care skills, such as changing nappies, recognising hunger cues, making bottles, first baths, and general baby care.

Family transition support: Help your whole family transition and enjoy this new phase of life.

Resource signposting: Refer you to other support resources, such as IBCLCs, tongue-tie practitioners, sling consultants, mental health therapists and body workers.

Pet care: I can even walk your dog if that helps!


All the information I provide is based on evidence. With my background as a life coach, trainee counsellor, and trauma specialist, I can support you in creating a thriving postnatal environment for your family.

It could be a good idea to take a look at TEBC’s Birth and Perinatal Trauma Rewind service. It is often helpful to include this package within your postnatal journey.

“Kirstie was warm and attentive, provided options and helped me to make my own decisions” 

Doula client

Evidence on Postnatal Doulas
  • Continuity of care; a familiar, friendly face amongst all the different health care professionals.

  • Flexible support as and when needed.

  • Emotional support for any feelings of birth trauma or adjusting to this transition in life.

  • Proven to lower the risk of postnatal depression, anxiety, and other postnatal mental health illnesses.

  • Feeding support (breastfeeding or formula feeding).

  • Proven to increase the duration of breastfeeding.

  • Someone to talk to, non-judgemental, who actively listens.

  • Perfect if you need an extra pair of hands around the house.

  • Can be extra helpful if you’ve had a caesarean birth and need to take it very easy physically.

  • Evidence based information and signposting are always available.

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Postnatal Trauma Doula & Care Package
  • An informal chat for around 30 minutes, prior to booking.

  • A bespoke package will be tailored to your families needs and duties can be kept flexible.

  • Support in your own home for an agreed number of hours (min 3 hours per day).

  • Overnight stay’s need further discussion, generally 10 hours minimum

Costs available on request (payment plans & gift vouchers available)

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