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Change the way you experience early parenthood

Birthing a baby brings about a life-changing, seismic shift in a person’s life. Parenting can be so joyful, loving and tender. It can also be incredibly hard, daunting and overwhelming. 

I help mothers and birthing people adjust to life with a newborn. I keep them hydrated, allow them to nap, eat good plant based food and talk to someone neutral without fear of judgement. 

About 

Hi, I'm Grace, The Postnatal Doula

I became a Postnatal Doula following the birth of my children. I support women and birthing people in the early days and weeks with a newborn. 

I'm a member of Doula UK and Badass Births.

When it comes to Parenthood, I believe that Women and Birthing People:

Have the right to a positive start to their journey into Parenthood

Are worthy of the love and support that they need

Are incredibly strong, but not invincible

Know how to best care for their baby

Are not valued by modern society

Can benefit hugely from breast and chestfeeding, the right support can get both parent and baby off to a great start

Should invest in their own mental and physical wellbeing instead of buying the latest baby tech or accessories

Can be freed of the weight of parenting a newborn by allowing someone in to support them in their most vulnerable moments

Can be sustained by nutritious plant based food

Find comfort and happiness in a warm cup of tea 

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What Parents Say

"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.”

Emma, Exeter

"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."

Sian, Totnes

"Grace was able to provide friendship, support and reassurance. I also found that she was able to lift my spirits and motivate me to care for my child the way I wanted to and to the best of my ability. She helped with practical breastfeeding advice and gave me support and information to prioritise self care. Grace cooked many meals, washed clothes, brought cake, generally tidied around. Nothing was too much trouble.

Grace is full of energy and has a great sense of humour and a great deal of patience. She was able to provide knowledge herself of many things and where not, would research on my behalf. Grace truly understood the struggle of a first time mother and the guilt and doubt that I felt I knew was normal and I wasn’t alone. Grace had my best interests at heart always."

Lorna, Modbury

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