Emily Edgar

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Hi, I'm Emily Edgar

It’s so lovely to find you here.

I trust in the magic that is birth and lovingly support and guide women and their families through fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

I’m a 70s music lover, vintage teacup collector, sci-fi movie fan. I love walking on lush grass barefoot, painting my nails, and spend an awful lot of time looking up, in awe of the moon. I believe oat milk is the greatest creation and once started, can talk about birth and spirituality until the cows come home.

Something within me sparked during the years my husband and I weathered the turbulent storm that is infertility.
That feeling, that passion, intensified after an early birth and the loss of our first daughter, Poppy.

The unmistakable desire to support and help women find and reclaim their power throughout this sacred Rite of Passage, became unable to ignore after the birth of our now, two year old daughter, Violet.

I wholeheartedly believe that every single woman and her family, deserve the most loving, nurturing, positive start to this new life that they are all entering into and so, I’m here to help.

I’ll be your space holder, your constant, your cheerleader, your reassurance, your secret keeper, your soundboard, your judgement-free friend.

I will support you emotionally, physically, and spiritually, to ensure you have the most positive, safe and satisfying experience, whatever this looks like to you.

My dream is that every woman reclaims her power and realises the impact she has on the world when she gives birth confidently and free from fear.

Hire a Birth & Postpartum Doula - Emily Edgar Doula
Hire a Birth & Postpartum Doula - Emily Edgar Doula

Offerings

An introductory meet and greet in the location of your choosing, without obligation. Here we can discuss the role of a doula and explore if I’m the right fit for you and your family.

Visits in your home or preferred location, supporting you through your pregnancy journey and preparing you and your partner for labour and birth.
These meetings are used to explore-

  • Your priorities or concerns
  • How we can best work together
  • Hormones in labour
  • Comfort techniques
  • Use of the rebozo
  • Optimal and active birthing positions
  • Creating affirmations
  • Packing your hospital bag
  • Putting together a birth plan
  • Debriefing previous pregnancy and birthing experiences
  • Planning for your postpartum

The role of a doula is to accompany women during the birth of their baby, offering support for a safe, positive and satisfying experience. This includes –

  • On call and available for unlimited calls, texts and emails 24 hours a day, from 37 weeks until you give birth.
  • The attendance of your birth at location of your choosing (home, hospital, birthing centre) where
  • Continuous emotional and physical support and guidance is provided for the duration required, until 1 -2 hours after your birth.
  • Advocate on your behalf if need be
  • Support/reassurance for your partner
  • Writing your birth story and capturing photos

The postpartum period, or Fourth Trimester, is a time for bonding and recovery. Postpartum support in the weeks following the birth of your baby incudes –

  • Nourishing and nurturing home cooked meals and self-care products
  • Birth debriefing and listening
  • Carrying out house duties – washing, cleaning, ironing etc
  • Looking after older siblings – with a background of early childhood education
  • Non-judgemental, emotional support
  • Baby wearing and demonstrations
  • Providing resources and referrals, if need be

Access to a growing library of educational and inspirational books on conception, birth, labour, postpartum period, breastfeeding, and parenting available to borrow for the period of time we are working together.

Access to a range of baby carriers, wraps and ring slings to hire to get a feel for what works best for you and your baby, before purchasing your own. Demonstrations included. 

The Obi TENS Machine (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is one of the most effective labour TENS machines on the market today. It is available to hire for comfort purposes during your labour.

A Mother-centred, pre-birth celebration, as an alternative to the traditional Baby Shower, honouring and supporting you as the mother to be as you approach this rite of passage.
*Ask me for more information.

The all-inclusive package includes –

  • An initial meet and greet
  • Two pregnancy support and birth preparation meetings
  • Attendance at your birth
  • Two postpartum visits
  • Access to the library
  • Loan of a range of baby carriers
  • Access to a TENS machine during labour
  • A selection of affirmation and birth position cards (coming soon).

Mother Blessing Ceremony not included.

What is a Doula?

The word “doula” comes from a Greek word meaning “woman’s servant”.

A doula is a trained, non-medical professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support and guidance to women and their families on their reproductive journeys. Support is offered before, during and after the birth of the baby, to facilitate the best possible experience and outcomes for Mother and Baby.

Why Hire A Doula

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Reduction in caesarean rate
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Increase in the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth
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Reduction in the use of any medication for pain relief
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Shorter length of labour
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Reduction in epidural requests
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Decrease in risk of being dissatisfied with birth experience

"Healing Birth, Healing the Earth."

– Dr Sarah Buckley