Supporting pregnant women & birthing people who find themselves without a birth partner and experiencing multiple disadvantages and financial hardship.
Neighbourhoods Doulas provides a free Doula service across London. We welcome referrals from healthcare professionals and organisations.
Supporting pregnant women & birthing people who find themselves without a birth partner and experiencing multiple disadvantages and financial hardship. Neighbourhoods Doulas provides a free Doula service across London. We welcome referrals from healthcare professionals and organisations.
All women and birthing people who are about to give birth have a right to feel safe, secure and supported. We believe that no one should be facing birth alone whilst homeless, destitute, isolated, fearful, or hurting. We would like to welcome each baby warmly into this world and make sure new parents have the support they need from pregnancy through to the postnatal period.
A doula is a birth companion trained in childbirth. They provide emotional, physical, and informational/educational support to a mother/birthing person who is pregnant, is experiencing labour, or has recently given birth.
Neighbourhood Doulas believe that every person should go through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood with the care and encouragement of another person. We provide practical and emotional support to women and birthing people before, during and after their baby’s birth.
Neighbourhood Doulas are here to ensure that every new parent will have the support they need to have a positive birth experience, to give them and their baby the best possible start in this new chapter of their lives.
We provide trauma-informed support to those that have no birth partner, who could not afford to pay for a private doula service, and with one or more of the following factors: perinatal mental health, from a racially marginalised community or speaks English as a second language.
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“Being a first-time mum with no one to help the doula was a great support and boost to my confidence to carry on having my baby. Knowing fully well that the doula is by my side, I felt elated, confident and loved. The support I received from the doula during the birth and after was inestimable, and the good memory will forever linger in my heart.”
“Whenever I talk about my doula, I cannot hold my tears back. She was absolutely God sent. I cry with tears of joy when I think about how amazing she was before, during and after my birth.”
“Very grateful I have a doula; My doula was very nice friendly and helpful with everything I will never forget her in my life. Thanks a Million again Neighbourhood Doulas!”
“The memories I have had with my doula during pregnancy and after my child’s birth makes me to still believe that there are still kind people out there because of all what I have been through in life.”
“She was fantastic! Because of what she said to me before I felt like I was more prepared and I was much more confident even thought it was not my first birth.”
“Both of my doulas gave me confidence and the support was amazing. I felt so lonely before they came along and they made it better. The tips on breastfeeding were amazing as well. Another doula came to visit me twice after the birth to teach me the best positions etc.”
“Having a Doula with me in the labour ward made the birthing process easier, encouraging me what to do as a new mum and assisting with my shopping during each home visit, gifting my baby with lots of baby items. The doula supported me in every area I needed help as a new mum. The support was magnificent. Thanks to Neighbourhood Doulas.”
“Thank you for the support I received during my pregnancy and after birth. It was great having you doulas around me when I have no one to be there for me. Thanks.”
“You have a very kind. Friendly & helpful team. I felt like I have my mother with me. Thank you so much.”