We are super proud of Norfolk doulas, Shauna Tate and Siobhán Ridley for their wonderful spread in the Eastern Daily Press, the regions primary newspaper. It is a wonderful thing when those in the public eye are rumoured to make use of various services as it can sometimes act as a catalyst for much needed publicity for those services. Such was the case when Meghan Markle was rumoured to have chosen a doula to support her as part of her birth squad. This news has generated a great deal of interest in doulas (a much misunderstood profession) and we hope that more women will become aware of the fact that there are more choices available for pregnancy, birth and postnatal support. Every woman deserves to be loved, nurtured, supported and encouraged free from judgement and agenda, throughout this pivotal time in their lives.
As a result of this exposure, the EDP spoke to Shauna and Siobhán about what doulas are and why they are beneficial to birthing people and their families. You can check out a digital version of the article HERE.
For more information about what a doula does, visit What is a Doula?
To meet your local Norfolk doulas visit The Doulas
If you would like to have a chat about your birth and/or postnatal period and how a doula can support you, please get in touch via the Contact form. We’d love to hear from you.