Finding the right match when looking for a Doula is so important. It's very usual and expected to meet several, giving yourself the chance to see how the connection feels, both ways. Just as we are all uniquely different, Doula's too come with their own personal gifts, skills and character traits. There is a Doula for everyone, so shop around!
Here in Wales we have established the Welsh Doula Network, which is simply a list of Doula's that all know each other and offer their services, all being mutually supportive and keeping in regular contact with the occasional meet ups. We've all undergone training with an approved Doula UK course, offering each other continued support and working closely together by offering back-up support, sharing skills and knowledge.
We are listed here:
As a rule of thumb, I will travel anywhere within an hour or so of my home in Llantwit Major, though would consider further if the need arose. This geographical area covers a lot of South Wales, all the major cities and towns: Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend, Cowbridge, Llantristant, Llantwit Major, Barry, Penarth, Cardiff, Pontypridd, Caerphilly, Newport, Cwmbran and the smaller places that reside in between.
Health boards I cover include
~ Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
~ Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
~ Cwm Taff University Health Board
~ Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
CF3, CF5, CF10. CF11, CF14, CF15, CF19, CF23, CF24, CF30, CF31, CF32, CF33, CF34, CF35, CF36, CF37, CF38, CF46, CF47, CF48, CF61, CF62, CF63, CF64, CF71, CF72, CF81, CF82, CF83, CF91, CF92, CF95, CF99, NP4, NP7. NP8, NP10. NP11, NP18, NP19, NP20
Me, Karin and Sam