Doula

Christina Smith

Qualifications

Birth Arts International (USA) trained Birth and Post-Partum (post-natal) Doula; Childbirth Educator and Breastfeeding Educator (certifications in progress); PhD in Developmental Biology (University of Sussex)

Experience

5 years experience as a doula

How can I help

You can ask me what to expect during pregnancy:

- How the baby develops over the 9 months of your pregnancy

- The common emotional, hormonal and physical changes you will experience during pregnancy

- What nutrition is important for a healthy pregnancy

You can ask me what to expect during labour and birth:

- How to tell if I am starting labour

​- The 3 stages of labour and what to expect during each one

​- What drug-free pain coping methods can I use, and what are the pros and cons of using drugs and epidurals to manage pain

You can ask me what to expect after the birth:

- How to prepare for baby before birth

​- How to look after my body after birth

​- How to care for my newborn baby