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Doula Services 

Supporting you and your family through labour birth and postpartum

What is a Doula?

I strongly believe that everybody has the right to give birth exactly as they imagined, in a calm, peaceful environment, being fully supported and carefore.

A Doula will help you design and achieve your dream birth. Her knowledge and experience will give you the support you and your family needs through labour, birth and post partum period.  

My goal is to support, educate and 
empower you so when the time will come to give birth you will be physically and mentally prepared to have the birth that you want.

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My story...
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As a mother of two, was profoundly inspired by my own experience with a wonderful Doula. Her knowledge wrapped around in this calm and happy energy were so powerfully reassuring. And as I went through my pregnancies and birthing experiences, I felt the need to reinvent myself.  It was the start of my journey towards becoming a Women's Health practitioner.   

My 7 years studies in Chinese medicine, additional doula courses with Kicki Hansard, continues support of Zara de Candole, and education on lactation/breastfeeding with Indira Lopez Bassols have shaped me into the Doula that I am today. 

For more than a decade, I had the privilege to help and support hundreds of women through this process, with fantastic results. 

'I am here to help you have the birth that you want. I believe it is all in the preparation.'Eca Brady 

Acupuncture before and during labour 

Acupuncture can reduce the level of medical interventions such as induction, forces delivery and caesarian sections. 

If you find yourself going past the due date, Acupuncture can help naturally induce labour, allowing women to achieve a non-medicated birth (no need of medical intervention). 

However it is always best to start your preparation early on and not wait for the last minute.

During labour Acupuncture is proven to:
  • reduce the level of medical intervention during birth such as induction, forceps delivery, and cesarian section. 
  • helps the dilatation process
  • increase the strength of contractions
  • decrease the level of pain
  • speeds up the labour
Preparation is key. The earlier you start during the pregnancy the more time you body will have to adjust and find its optimal balance. 
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'As your Doula, my goal is to empower you to have the peaceful, safe and transforming birth experience. Combining the knowledge of Western Medical research with Traditional Chinese Medicine wisdom, plus more than a decade of experience, my aim will be to create the best personalised plan to support your along this amazing transition.    

 

We will write and develop together a bespoke birth plan, work through breathing and visualisation techniques, mental and emotional strategies I have developed over the years to best prepare and help move along the labour with ease and decrease the changes of medical intervention during birth.' Eca Brady 

My Birth Doula Service  
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As a Doula, I will provide a caring, nurturing and supportive environment for you and your partner. I will remain by your side  throughout your labour and birth, however long it might be. 

 

Through my antenatal classes, I will offer supportive dialog to enable you to make the best decisions for your birthing experience. We will discuss your vision for your baby's birth and help you write your birth plan.

My Easy Birth Plan:

  • A full Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic session for the mother

  • Dietary and lifestyle advice personalised to your diagnostic

  • 3 antenatal sessions for you and your partner to better understand the birthing process and what to expect from the first signs of labour, through to delivery and post birth. 

  • A compendium of useful information from an extensive library of books and medical research which will cover a wide range of subjects from birth preparation, partner support to cord clamping and Vitamin K injections

  • Help with writing and deciding your Bespoke Birth Plan 

  • Two hypnobirthing sessions (visualisation, breathing, moving techniques to best mentally and physically prepare you for birth)  

  • 24/7 on-call from weeks 38

  • 4 complementary induction acupuncture sessions from week 38 in preparation for birth

  • The Birth (hospital or home) ​​

    • Create the peaceful and quite atmosphere you wanted

    • Comfort and support you through, with breathing technics and visualisation exercises, and hands on active labour support 

    • At crucial times offer acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage sessions as required during birth​

    • Advocate your Birth Plan with the hospital staff

    • Emotional support for your partner

    • I will offer my support and remain by your side from your first contractions through delivering the baby , for as long as you will need me. 

    • A bespoke professional photographic journal of your labour and birth ( Nikon D750 camera) 

  • Two postnatal sessions (1 hours each)  to reflect on your birthing experience

  • Two acupuncture sessions recovery after birth 'Closing the bone'

  • Breastfeeding support 2 hours

  • Phone support 

My Postnatal Doula Services

Working together, we can speed up the mother's recovery after birth, the breastfeeding process, baby's feeding and digestive patterns, 
My service will provide home sessions for mother and baby:
  • Mother's recovery after birth ​​
    • as required we can use acupuncture session, massage techniques, moxa, herbal medicine,  dietary advice
  • Breastfeeding support (from 2 hour sessions to 12 to 24 hours support) 
    • we will work on regulating the milk supply​
    • lacking techniques  
    • dietary advice for the mother to avoid baby colics
  • Baby support
    • digestive issues​
    • feeding issues
    • jaundice
    • boated belly
    • skin irritations, etc

 

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From the first few hours to the first 3 months  are incredibly important for mother and baby.  This is the time when the family needs support and space to gently adjust to the new way of life. It is a huge transition in which mothers need to fully recover after birth, while taking  care  of  their  precious  babies, breastfeeding and looking after them. 

The first three months, though magical, are probably the hardest for babies and new mothers. 

Experience

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Contact

Initial meeting is free of charge so we can get to know each other and see how best I can support you 

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Birth

24/7 on-call from 38 weeks. You decide when you are ready for me to join you, whether it’s as soon as something is happening or into established labour.

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Antenatal

Three anti-natal session sessions for us to discuss your requirements and needs. We will discuss birth physiology, how hormones work, pain relief methods, and general birth preferences.

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Post Natal

I will visit twice to reflect on the birth experience and any concerns with baby such as sleeping or feeding. I am here in whatever capacity to help you feel supported and secure in your role as a new mother.

“Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life” Ina May Gaskin  
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"Without Eca this miracle would not have been possible. I had such an easy pregnancy and a quick smooth labour. THANK YOU will never be enough. Lots of love and gratitude"

Mir and Christian

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“Eca has been a huge support white trying to conceive, pregnancy and birth. She was a key player in the delivery room every step of the way. ”

Rob and Alex