Birth and Postnatal Doula in South West London

El Recien Doula provides emotional, physical and educational support to mothers who are expecting a baby, experiencing labour or has recently given birth. My duty as a doula is to empower mothers and the rest of the family by supporting you during or after birth. Through my dedicated support, I can help you and your family through the journey of parenthood. 
The services I offer will make your child’s birth a positive experience that will last a lifetime. 

Birth Doula

Often described as ‘mothering the mother’, a doula is a Greek word which means ‘caregiver’. As a doula, I offer emotional and physical support before, during and after birth.

It is my mission to help you have the best birthing experience possible.

I will create a comforting space for parents, offering caring, loving encouragement to mothers and their partners. 

How I Help As A Birth Doula

As your birth doula, I will give you emotional and physical support to you and your partner during pregnancy, childbirth help you find your rhythm to give you a satisfying and memorable birth and the postpartum period.

As soon as you reach 38 weeks in your pregnancy, I will be on call 24/7. I can also provide support via phone call, text and email. I create a calm and positive environment for you and your partner during birth and will stay with you until your baby is born.

How Does My Birth Doula Service Work

Initial Meeting and Preparation

  • I will conduct a minimum or three visits before your due date to go through any questions you might have and build up relationship
  • Empower you to write your birth plan, discuss your preferences talk about your concerns, birth options
  • Discuss what you might like during each stage of labour

We will then practice several pain management techniques and pushing positions for birthing while learning some valuable coping skills. I will show you the specific signs that are associated with labour and its progression so that you know exactly when you are in labour.

Why Use Birth Doulas

  • Shortens first-time labour by 25%.
  • Decreases the chance of caesarean birth
  • by 50%
  • Lowers epidural requests by 60%.
  • Reduces forceps by 40%.
  • Increases oxytocin usage by 40%.
  • Reduces analgesia usage by 30%.
  • Decreases the need for pain medication.
  • Gives fathers more confidence to engage in labour.
  • Increases successful breastfeeding.

24-Hour On Call

At 38 weeks, I will be on standby, ready to support you once you go into labour. I will stay with you until your baby is born, providing the much-needed emotional and physical support, along with being able to answer any queries via email, phone call or text. I will come to you as soon as you feel that you need my support.

The Birth

I will stay by your side during early indications of labour when you are being transported to the hospital or birth centre and during labour. I will stay for up to an hour after the birth to make sure that you are bonding with your newborn and start breastfeeding safely and accurately.


I am a qualified birth and postnatal doula offering emotional and educational support to mothers in labour or who have recently given birth.

My Expertise

I have a passion for empowering mothers during childbirth and guiding the entire family into the transformation of parenthood.

Why Use A Doula

Doulas support mothers and their partners during or after childbirth through emotional, education and physical support to all people involved.


Get in touch with El Recien Doula today for a free consultation.
Call us on 07711212351 or send an email to

Postnatal Doula

I offer emotional and physical support during your transition into parenthood. I will complete light housework including preparing nutritious snacks. My postnatal doula services also include assisting you in bathing your baby and support you throughout breastfeeding. I will also take care of your newborn while you are napping or taking a shower. If you need someone to talk to, then I am more than available to sit down for a chat.

Benefits of A Postnatal Doula

  • Decreases symptoms of postnatal depression.
  • Improves your self-esteem to take care of your baby.
  • Supports you in breastfeeding.
  • Guides you in establishing sleeping and feeding routines.
  • Helps you around the house.

My Duties As A Postnatal Doula Include:

  • Educate you in newborn care.
  • Support you during breastfeeding.
  • Preparing light, nutritious meals.
  • Babyproofing your home.
  • Light house work