Doula Services

Having the right people at your side as you walk the path to motherhood can transform your experience.  Let me walk with you and help you shine brighter on this path.  Bespoke Birth Packages are available,

Your body - Your baby - Your birth

When you choose NatalieAnu for birth support, you are not just getting a Doula, you are investing in a former Midwife- who better to walk with you through the twist an turns of pregnancy, labour & birth?

Meet your Doula


Welcome!  My name is Natalie and I am so happy that you are here.  My passion in supporting you is to foster your intuition; enable you to trust yourself, your decisions and your dreams.  I will stand by you as you stand up for yourself and your baby.  Pregnancy and parenting is one of the most transformative events in life.  It’s a passage that transcends reality and will take you to the very inner core of yourself.  I believe deeply that you are the expert of yourself ad your baby.  My philosophy and practice is anchored in honesty & trust.

Bespoke Doula support is all about giving you what you need, ; not what I think you need.  My clinical experience as a Registered Midwife was blown wide open when I birthed my first child.   Pregnancy and birth is so much more than a physical event; it is a deeply connected mind-body-soul – and baby – experience and the Mother-Baby Dyad is something to be cherished.  I can’t wait to help you flourish.

Bespoke Support Options

"[We most valued] Her expertise and genuine beautiful personality. She was very professional, reliable and most importantly was excellent during labor. Her gentle touch massages during contractions and coaching me on the hypno birthing techniques and mindset was exactly what we needed. We owe Natalie so much for helping us achieve our home birth! She is amazing and I loved our connection !!"
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Crystal & James

Looking for something extra special?

Why not combine Doula support with one or som of our other services to create a truly bespoke package and receive 10% off the bundle.  Yoga, education, support – the more you bundle, the more you save.

What is a Birth Doula?

Imagine your best friend walking alongside you on one of the most monumental moments of your life

Imagine having a personal cheerleader, lifting you up, helping you bloom

Imagine feeling so confident in your abilities because you have a deep trust in your intuition of your capabilities

Imagine feeling like you can do ANYTHING because you know you are supported all the way.

As your Doula, I can help you feel THIS incredible as you journey towards your birhing day.

NatalieAnu works with a collective of of Doulas to ensure that you are ALWAYS supported.  If there is an unforeseeable circumstance preventing me attendance at your birth, one of these  wonderful souls is on backup om-call (and vice-versa) meaning no mama is ever left unattended.

Why might I want this extra support?

There is now a growing body of scientific research to reinforce what has anecdotally and traditionally been known for a long time: continuous female support in labour increases your chances of having a normal birth.  It has also been shown to shorten your labour time and increase positive birth experiences as well as reduce perception of pain in labour – pretty great, eh?

 If you are hoping to birth vaginally, hiring a Birth Doula can  reduce your risk of intervention during labour making the likelihood of a normal labour requiring instrumental assistance or operative birth much less likely. Hooray!

For women who know that their baby will be coming out through the sun roof (planned Cesarean section), birth Doulas can still work as their advocate and assist in normalising the process and procedure.

Birth Doulas are expert birth support people and can help release your fears surrounding birth, whatever that birth looks like to you.

Whatever your birth journey looks like hiring a Birth Doula can help it feel SHORTER, LESS PAINFUL, MORE ENJOYABLE, EASIER & FULLY SUPPORTED.

Doulas act as a wonderful adjunct to your birth provider (midwife/obstetrician), but does not replace it. Doulas are also there to offer EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL & INFORMATIONAL SUPPORT to the whole family. Birth is a unique and intense period, and everyone involved needs a little hand-holding at times – that includes partners/siblings/grandparents – and Doulas are well placed to do that so that you can focus on doing what you need to birth a tiny person Earthside! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to behaving a Homebirth to have a Doula?

A: No! As your Doula, I support YOUR birth choices without judgement or expectation (including planned Caesareans)

Q: What if you can’t get there?

A: I work in a collective so that I can ensure you have 34/7 365 coverage for your birth.   You don’t have to call on the back-up team if you don’t want; but they are there if you do

Q: I want an Epidural.  Do you support that?

A: Yes.  I work in collaboration with you to support whatever coping strategies you choose.  I can offer up-to-date, evidence-based information to empower you to make the right choice for you.

Q: What about COVID-19?

A: Birthing in a pandemic is a dynamic situation.   The guidelines & policies are changing frequently, so the exact information will be offered accordingly.  Whatever happens, we can create the best plan together.

You can focus on birthing life – Leave the rest to your Doula.

"The reassurance that the body is supremely intelligent. It knows how to give birth and watching all the stories of women having beautiful calm births has planted all the right seeds to eliminate fear. It helps to deprogram hollywood's interpretation of child birth that we have had rammed down our throats." - Philip HypnoDoula client
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Peaceful - Powerful - Positive