I have good news for you; there is life after birth and I am living proof! I have birthed 8 children, 4 girls and 4 boys (1 husband!). These have included a homebirth, a water birth and one induction… I found my passion in life!
In 2014 I attended a DONA International (Doulas of North America) approved doula course in Palmerston North run by Carolyn Tranter. We have had two annual conferences since which are three days packed full of evidence based research with practical and relevant information to help us in our doula role.
I am also a Peer Support for breastfeeding through Tui Ora and am happy to offer labour comfort measure classes privately or as a group.
My new passion is offering emotional and physical support to women/couples ante and post nataly. As doulas we don’t offer medical services but seek to build a relationship with our clients (cafe, walk on board walk, in your home). We can arrive in early labour and be a continual presence throughout the labour. All my births were a special bonding time with my husband and my role is not to separate couples, but rather enable them to have the confidence and skills to work together. Having said that, I am more than happy to work with Mum if that’s what they want or to be a support where there is no support person.
Freedom Births is about choosing the birth you want – I can’t guarantee the journey but promise to be with you every step of the way.
Carol Burroughs CD(DONA)
Cell: 027 849 6381