We provide a range of services which are broadly outlined below. These are available as an Antenatal or Postnatal package, or combined as an Antenatal and Birth package, or an Antenatal, Birth and Postnatal package. We do not provide a Birth package alone. One-off ante and post natal appointments are available.
We will shortly be beginning a series of specialist antenatal classes based in central Cambridge focusing on Home birth, Water birth, antenatal refresher and parenting classes which can be booked as one-offs or as a package. Details to be announced soon.
Becky Talbot – Doula
As a doula, I am able to accompany you (and your partner) through the process of preparing for birth, and support you during labour and birth. I can also support you in the first weeks after birth and will visit once or twice when the baby is born. I can draw on my knowledge and experience, to provide you with emotional support and physical comfort measures. If the need arises I can help you communicate with your midwife and medical providers to ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions during pregnancy, labour, bonding and early parenting. I can make suggestions for planning and preparing for your birth including emotional and physical health throughout your pregnancy and those early days with your new baby, help alongside your midwife in writing a birth plan, and creating a nurturing, bonding environment for your family.
I always provide two full antenatal sessions tailored to meet your needs, and can also help you to prepare any older children for the arrival of your new baby. I am happy to accompany you to any hospital appointments, and am available throughout your pregnancy for phone calls/texts/visits should the need arise. I will be on-call for you from 37 to 42 weeks when you can call me 24 hours a day.
I can provide:
• A package of Doula and independent midwife support (as part of Cambridge Midwives)
• Private hypnobirthing classes.
• Birthlight active birth preparation.
• Impromptu birth doula service – on occasion I have been called upon by women who suddenly require the support of a doula, either during or just before labour begins. This can be for a variety of unplanned reasons. Even though we have not built the antenatal relationship, I have experienced instant rapport with these women and been able to positively support them through their labour and birth.
If you require this service please phone me on 07852347001