Welcome to Birth Beautiful Doulas, providing antenatal, birth and postnatal doula services covering Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Warwickshire. Birth Beautiful Doulas is the home of Jemma...doula, hypnobirthing teacher and former midwife.
I have been privileged to accompany many women on their pregnancy and birth journeys. Each and every one is special. I understand that this is one of the most important moments in your life and I will always do my absolute best to make sure that you are informed, empowered, supported and have the best experience possible.
For labour to progress naturally, the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin needs to be produced and that only happens when women feel safe, calm, relaxed and loved. As your doula I can help to create and protect this environment be it at home or in a hospital. I can give you the information and knowledge you need to believe in your body's ability to safely birth your baby. I am used to working in a hospital environment and can converse with medical staff on their level and in a professional manner. Importantly, I can translate their medical jargon in to a language that you can understand and can provide you (and your partner) with all the information you need to make the right choices for your baby's birth. "Why would I have a doula?" Research has shown that having a doula with you through childbirth can: Shorten the length for labour by 25% Reduce the need for pain relief by 30% Reduce epidural requests by 60% Decrease caesarean section rate by 50% Decrease the need for augmentation (with an oxytocin drip) by 40% Decrease the use of forceps by 40% Enhance the birth experience for both mother and father With all these benefits surely the question should be "Why wouldn't I have a doula?"
"If a doula were a drug it would be unethical not to use it" John Kennel MD.
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See what people are saying about Jemma
"Thanks again for all you did, you were an amazing support. It was such an amazing experience to give birth naturally. I felt so empowered and I thank you for guiding me through it." Anon, Bedford. "I liked her from the start, we had a good chemistry. Jemma has a wonderful personality, she listened patiently and with empathy and provided us with the information we needed. Jemma has a lot of knowledge but knows when to keep quiet (during labour) and reminded me to breathe. Jemma had the strength to support us in our wishes...and we had a lot of wishes!" Gladiana, Northampton.
"I love it when you come to visit...all my worries I just pass on to you and then they disappear. You made me more confident, relaxed and able to support my wife better." Ciprian, Northampton.
"Right from the first meeting I found Jemma to be warm and understanding as well as incredibly insightful...she has amazing people skills and gave me continuous support even when I was so nervous and asked what must have been the most ridiculous questions." Charlotte, Amersham.
"I attended Jemma’s pregnancy relaxation classes when pregnant with my 2nd child. I thoroughly enjoyed the classes, they definitely helped me through my birth. Jemma is wonderful and put me completely at ease from the first class. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jemma to others. Despite having a pregnancy complication towards the end of my pregnancy I still managed to get the calm water birth I so desperately wanted - I think in part due to the things Jemma discussed with us in class! So important to take time for yourself during pregnancy!" Gemma, Banbury.
"I would not hesitate to recommend Jemma, her help has been invaluable" Mrs Hall, Reading.
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