Recognised Postnatal Doula
My name is Janine, and I live in Guildford with my husband and two children. I have worked locally as a midwife for 6 years, and am now loving working as a postnatal doula. Being a postnatal doula fulfils my passion for helping new mothers and babies, and draws on my many and varied experiences as a midwife and mother.
I have experience of working with twins and babies born early, and can happily support you with breastfeeding and baby care, as well as practical household upkeep, cooking a meal or caring for older siblings. I also love caring for your baby if you want to sleep or take a shower or pop out.
I am reliable, punctual and quiet natured, and will be a supportive presence in your home without taking over. Each day I will find out what you would value help with, and then wash my hands and get stuck in. Sometimes this may simply mean sitting with you as a friend so you can chat through your worries, and being an emotional support rather than being busy with jobs! Each day is different!
I believe that supporting a new mother through the early days and weeks is so very important in helping her to grow in her confidence and competence as a mother. If Mummy is well rested and happy, then the rest of the family will feel the benefit too. Your partner can return to work knowing you are well provided for and supported, and any other siblings will thrive in an environment where their Mummy is well looked after and content, and not having to frantically try and keep on top of things.
Please take a look at the testimonials and additional information including rates on my website-
Please feel free to get in touch if there is anything I can help you with-
07597 268494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Janine ensured we had a clean and happy home with two beautiful babies that were very happy…
She has a very gentle approach to things and is a calm and positive person. She tackled the tasks at hand but also found other things that needed doing without being asked.”
“Janine encouraged me, helped me with practical tasks and showed me how to be a mum and enjoy it. Her gentle and kind manner and her expertise as an ex-midwife made such a difference for our family.”
“Having Janine support my wife and look after our two boys has taken away any worry I had of leaving my wife to manage on her own.”
“Janine is caring, well informed, knowledgeable, calm, organised, punctual and all round fabulous!”