HELLO, I'M GRACE
I'm a Postnatal Doula. My role is to support a woman after she’s given birth.
I provide emotional support, acting as a listening ear and comforting companion in those first few chaotic and emotional days and weeks after birth.
I also provide practical support. Want me to cook you a meal? No problem! Would you like me to tidy up and run the hoover round? Sure! Need me to hold your baby whilst you shower/nap/drink a cup of tea whilst it's still hot? I'd love to. These are just a few of the things I can do as a postnatal doula.
As a postnatal doula, I am there to support the mother and her family to make informed decisions about their journey into parenting and ensure that the postnatal period is a time of rest, recovery and falling in love with your beautiful baby.
I currently offer two types of postnatal support:
Postnatal support - at-home postnatal support in the early evening.
Digital doula - 3 weeks of digital postnatal support.
I work mainly in the Teignbridge, Torquay, Totnes and Exeter areas, but please get in touch if you're based elsewhere in Devon and would like to work with me.
Life with a new born can be challenging, overwhelming, amazing and wonderful all at once. My role as your postnatal doula is to be there to provide emotional and practical support in those early weeks, which could take the form of:
Talking through your birth experience
Light house work
Looking after baby whilst you have a much-needed nap or relaxing bath
Preparing delicious and wholesome meals
Be a reassuring and comforting energy for new parents
Sign post to local services and advice
"Grace was a calm and caring companion at a time when life had got very busy again following the arrival of my second baby. She was a tremendous support in general, but specifically in relation to breastfeeding support. Grace was quick to respond to my questions and signpost me to a plethora of useful resources. It’s lovely to have that additional support championing you.”
"I am so thankful that Grace was part of my journey into motherhood. Her practical support truly made a huge difference. She was really great company, and helped me to remember myself again. Grace's approachable and easy manner made conversation effortless - a near miracle when in the midst of the newborn haze! The thing I am most thankful for though, is that Grace gave me confidence in my ability as a new mum. All the advice and shared knowledge I'd received during my pregnancy were invaluable, yet nothing can really prepare you for the realities of motherhood. By reminding me that I knew Robyn the best, she helped me to believe in my mother's intuition, which undoubtedly has stuck with me ever since."