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Arlene Dunkley-Wood
Transformative Doula

Supporting women & their partner in birth

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What is a Doula?

A doula is a mother, sister, husband, father or hired birth worker who understands and is empathetic towards the birth process.

They will shower you with love and attention and reassurance. Helping you find that resilience, strengthen and confidence to birth your baby without judgement or excuses.

A doula can transform and hold the space; reminds you of your wishes for your birth; mops your brow and combs your hair;  sits quietly; encouraging and witnessing the birth dance. All the time reminding you gently to take that toilet break that is necessary for your babies head to descend into the birth canal.  Offering you comfort options and magically portals you to that blissful place, where the oxytocin is flowing and you are transformed into a birthing goddess.

A doula is there for you 100%.

A doula is there for you in the post natal period, walking alongside you as you take your baby steps into parenting, but also knows when its appropriate to step back; as you bond and learn from your baby. The process of parenting begins.
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​About Arlene:

Arlene has been a doula for almost 3 decades. Supporting well over100 mothers and their partners to achieve wonderful life changing and life affirming birth experiences. The work I do with women, whether its a first or subsequent birth is to prepare them well, and advocate for them if needed. I will transform your fear and anxieties around the birth process into, opportunities and empowerment. Women who have had to have previous Caesarean sections have been healed through the process of our work together and some if not most of them have had transformational VBAC births.

I trust the woman, her body and her baby. Armed with a great playlist to suit your taste we will dance this baby out in bliss and wonder, anywhere or anyhow you want it. This is your birth and you are in charge of how it will flow. Book your consultation now: www.doulaessence.co.uk.