Hi, I’m Katherine and I’m a 39 year old mentored postnatal doula based in Dorking. Aside from all things birth, babies and parenting, I love walks in the woods, cooking, coffee and books….there’s always and excuse for another book! I cover most areas of Surrey and West Sussex, if you’re unsure get in touch for a chat.Welcoming a new baby to the world marks a huge transition and whether it’s your first or your fourth we all need support in the days and weeks that follow. It’s a time of great change, it can be joyful, amazing, overwhelming and exhausting and it’s often all these things all at the same time. As your postnatal doula I’ll be there alongside you to create a space where you feel nurtured, valued and supported. I offer flexible support at your home however that might look for you, whether it’s a listening ear, an extra pair of hands or a bridge to further information. We’ll discuss your needs each time we meet and use that to tailor our sessions.
My support is warm, compassionate and gentle, it comes without judgement, it’s about you and your story, about giving you some time and space to restore after your birth and get to know your baby. I love being a postnatal doula, it’s an enormous privilege and joy to work with families at this special time.
As your doula I can help you by taking on any household tasks, loading and unloading the dishwasher or doing a bit of laundry. I enjoy creating fresh, seasonal food and snacks to nourish you and your family. I can help entertain any children you already have, I spent several years as a primary school teaching assistant and running a busy toddler group so I am familiar with children of all ages. I can run you a soothing bath and make you a clean and cosy bed to have a rest in whilst being on hand for your baby as you relax. I’m also an experienced sling consultant and breastfeeding peer supporter and bring these skills to share as part of our time together.
If you would like to find out a bit more about me and the services I can offer you and your family, take a look at my website or get in touch for a no obligation chat, I’d love to hear from you.