Little Futures Doula Service

"Speak tenderly to them.  Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting.  Always have a cheerful smile.  Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well".

Mother Teresa

London, as a result of being a multi-cultural society, has a variety of traditions and cultures that may or may not conform to western society.

As an empathetic and non-judgemental Doula, I will adapt to the needs of the parent, as long as there is no harm caused as a result of the specified course of action.

Little Futures Doula Service believes in inclusion, not exclusion. I will embrace the differences in any traditions and cultures, to ensure that I further improve the quality and value of my service as a Doula.  I strongly feel that there should be equal opportunities for all, to achieve this I may have to treat parents-to be differently so as to treat them equally.

I passionately believe that anyone who needs and wants support, should have it.  Unfortunately, this is still not always the case.

I also believe that things happen for a reason, so when I found out about, and met a Doula for the first time, whilst I supported my daughter and her partner at the birth of their first child, I knew this was my calling.

I encourage the parent(s)-to-be to have empathy with their child from the earliest opportunity, by viewing the pregnancy from the child's perspective.  In doing so the parent(s) should start communicating with their child sooner, rather than later, and I pray that the bonding moment will be achieved earlier.

Having had a large family I fully appreciate what it is like to juggle your time.  I know that assistance from others is a need not a luxury.  Whilst being a Birth Doula is a privilege, to be able to continue to offer support as a Postnatal Doula as well, is the icing on the cake.

As a LFDS Doula, I will encourage the parent(s) to develop their own unique parenting style, based on informed choice.  I know as a Mum that I had to be flexible in my approach with my children.  Each one is unique and required me to adapt my approach, if I wanted to get through to them.

I feel with every fibre in my body, a Doula is one of the things that I am meant to be.  Using the Counselling Skills and the Complementary Therapy that I am studying, the jigsaw is complete.