Why I’m a Doula
Because BIRTH MATTERS!
How you birth and how you FEEL about your birth experience matters.
Your pregnancy and baby's birth is an epic experience which has a profound impact on your relationships and family life.
For me, it's a privilege to be with you, providing continuous caring, sensitive and knowledgeable support during this exciting and challenging time in your life.
I'm a Mum of five and a Grandma.
I decided to become a doula after supporting my friend's home-birth of her second son. It was a profoundly healing experience for her, after a traumatic first birth.
For me, it was an epiphany!
THIS is what I am here to do.
My 25+ years experience as a journalist brings expertise in sourcing accurate information, objectivity, and great people skills!
Get extra personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. As a Doula, I promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and offer anything needed.
From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I’m always available to contact by phone/email throughout and will provide everything you require to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.
I can not recommend Cate highly enough as a doula. I felt so supported and cared for by her during my pregnancy, especially as, (particularly due to covid 19), I felt the hospital system let me down.
She is knowledgeable, kind, generous, warm, attentive and loving, everything you could want to support you during pregnancy and labour.
It was without a doubt the best decision we made for our pregnancy and birth - employing Cate as our doula - and we are so incredibly grateful ❤️🙏
"You have helped me re-define my whole outlook on pregnancy and birth and helped me gain confidence in my body and its ability to give birth.
You helped me heal a wound and fear that I thought I could never recover from and I know that from here on in, this experience is going to shape who I am as a mother and wife positively in so many ways!
I cannot thank you enough for being a part of our journey to bring our little girl into the world!"
"Cate was an amazing doula. Leading up to the birth she was warm, practical, flexible, and knowledgeable about a variety of different birthing philosophies. During the birth she was able to provide gentle and timely support, while also giving me the space I needed to get on with the job!
I would recommend her to anyone hoping to have an informed and positive birthing experience.
"I wasn't really sure what a doula could do for me. In the end I was immensely glad of Cate's help before and during the birth.
I found her very hands on and practical in terms of reducing my pain during labour. This included massage and pouring warm water over my back when I was in the bath - it really helped! Later when the contractions were getting quite strong, she helped me move and sway which reduced the pain to about a third of what it was when I was still. The whole time she was encouraging me.
Cate also assisted in the lead up to the birth. She helped my husband and me to talk through our plans and hopes, and attended appointments with me to discuss my birth preferences with medical staff.