As I embark on this journey I’ve realised how many people don’t know what a doula does. A birth doula provides practical, emotional, physical, informative, evidence based support during pregnancy, birth and usually a postnatal visit to make sure you are okay. I get to know you and your birth partner and you share your birth preferences and how we can all work together to make YOU (the mum/pregnant woman) comfortable. I am there for the woman and her birth partner. To support you all so you have continuity of care from someone. To feel safe, nurtured and held. I am there for you ❤️
To walk with you, to rock with you, to bring you water, to sift your hips with my rebozo, to massage you, to do hypnobirthing with you, to cry with you, to be silent with you, to be near you, to be far from you, to hold your hand, to wait outside, to balance you, to just be with you. 🙏✨☺️
Based in Hertford, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
Home births, birth centres, labour wards and caesareans. I am with you :) ❤️
1. Birth doula £700 includes all antenatal support: 2x antenatal visits, unlimited phone and email support during pregnancy, in person support during labour and birth, and 1 postnatal visit.
2. Hypnobirthing & Doula £820 includes 2x antenatal visits, a 3 hour 1:1 hypnobirthing workshop, 3xMP3's, birth preparation goodies, unlimited phone and email support during pregnancy, support during labour and birth, and 1 postnatal visit.
3. The ultimate package of support £1100 includes 6x one hour massages during your pregnancy, at least 1 antenatal visit, a 3 hour 1:1 hypnobirthing workshop, 3xMP3's, birth preparation goodies, unlimited phone and email support during pregnancy, support during labour and birth, and 1 postnatal visit & 1 postnatal massage.
Sometimes you don't know if you want a doula during your pregnancy, then you get to the big day and you feel you want another birth partner. I can offer this service if I am available and only if I already know you from teaching you or massaging you in the antenatal period. This means our relationship is established and I can be a familiar and connected person for you (and your birth partner).
£250 per day (price is capped at £450 no matter how many days I am with you)
All fees to be paid before 38 weeks of pregnancy and a payment plan can be arranged.
* Doula clients get 20% off all massages.
"For my rainbow’s birth I hired Azeeta Nielsen to be my doula (I say hired but I think by the end of my pregnancy, labour and birth, she was probably a best friend!) The role of a doula is completely undervalued. They’re there to advocate, support and advise when needed, although I must say, my wonderful doula went above and beyond to ensure I had the best birthing experience I could have. My hypnobirthing teacher and Azeeta often liaised with each other to ensure they were both singing from the same hymn sheet when it came to my care, both in pregnancy and during labour. Both were understanding of my mental health needs, which meant my doula was often available to chat at the drop of a hat. Having that support reduced my overall anxiety, and made my birthing environment calmer. It gave me the opportunity to heal from the trauma of two previously traumatic births, and quite frankly, I think my husband and I both needed Azeeta there to reassure us and advocate for us. The fact my doula was so in tune with me, and understood my history of loss helped give me such a positive experience. Thank you! "