Doulas exist in that magical middle ground between close friend and midwife. Doulas do not offer clinical skills and are not medically trained, but they give continuous support through pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period. They provide emotional and practical support for the whole family, acting as a reassuring, non-judgement presence when women need it most.

Working in both women’s own homes and hospitals throughout the UK, Doulas have played a positive, beneficial role for thousands of families.

Here’s a list of birth and postnatal doulas in Hertfordshire:

Anna Kutock
Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Anna is based in Edgware and serves North London, North West London, Barnet and Hertfordshire. She also offers baby massage.
07930 571059
[email protected]
annadoulasupport.co.uk

Anna Wilk
Postnatal Doula (Recognised postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Anna is based in St Albans and serves St Albans and most London areas. She also offers breastfeeding support, premature baby care, multiples care and night nanny services. Speaks English and Polish.
www.bumpsandbabiesbyanna.co.uk

Dani Diosi
Birth Doula (Recognised birth doula by Doula UK)
Dani is based in Bushey and serves North and Northwest London, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. She also offers hypnobirthing, hypnobirthing group workshops, breastfeeding support, and multiple pregnancies and births.
07855 478175
[email protected]
www.mamaserene.co.uk/birth-doula

Dawn Powell
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Dawn is based in Tring and is able to support those living within a 1 hour drive from Tring, including Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, North and West London, Bedfordshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. She also offers night doula support, breastfeeding support, and babysitting. She is first Aid trained.
07749 857113
[email protected]
www.birthblessings.co.uk

Doula Beverley
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Beverley Parker offers night-nannying and birth and postnatal doula services in London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. She is experienced with twins.
07872 983 576
doula-beverley.co.uk

Eleanor Fowler
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Eleanor is based in Haddenham and is able to support those living in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire. She also offers breast and bottle feeding support and overnight stays. Specialises in multiples.
07796 627312
[email protected]
www.birth-doula.co.uk

Elisabeth Grover
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and mentored postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Elisabeth is based in Harpenden and serves St Albans, Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Hitchin, Welwyn Garden City, Bedford, North London, North West London, Tring and Berkhamsted. She is passionate about women’s health and work as a reflexology and reiki practitioner in my practice, The Garden Sanctuary. She is experienced with the Wise Hippo positive birthing programme, a hypnobirthing instructor, and is DBS checked and First Aid trained.
07794 351958
[email protected]
www.thegardensanctuary.co.uk

Gosia Smith
Birth & Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Gosia is based in Letchworth Garden City and covers a wide area from her location in Hertfordshire, including Bedfordshire in one direction and North London in the other. She is also a KGHypnobirthing teacher and can tailor a course of 1-1 sessions for you and your partner as an additional service.
07810 087343
[email protected]
www.earthlingbirthing.co.uk

Herts Birth Prep – Doula Services
Birth & Postnatal Doula
Clare Rudd trained as an Antenatal Teacher & Doula with the National Childbirth Trust. She holds a Diploma of Higher Education in Antenatal Education from the University of Bedfordshire, and a Certificate of Higher Education in Applied Sciences: Birth Companion from the University of Worcester. The most local Maternity Units Clare is able to attend births at are Watford General Hospital & Alexandra Birth Centre, The Lister Stevenage, Luton and Dunstable and Stoke Mandeville. She is also able to attend births within an hour of Hertfordshire and in neighbouring Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and North London.
07946 323809
[email protected]
www.hertsbirthprep.co.uk

Helen Nash
Birth & Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Helen is based in Hertford and serves Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, St Albans, Hitchin, Harlow, Stevenage, Enfield, Cheshunt, Watford and surrounding areas. Helen is also a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter.
07506 965512
[email protected]
www.helenthedoula.co.uk

Helen Sassoon
Birth Doula (Recognised birth doula by Doula UK)
Helen is based in Rickmansworth and serves the surrounding areas including West and North London, Beds, Bucks, Berks, Oxon, South Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. She also offers massage, reflexology, reiki and homeopathy.
07795 170361
[email protected]
www.helendoula.com

Holly Clark
Birth & Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Holly is based in Wheathampstead and serves Hertfordshire. Previously trained as a nurse, Holly can offer a personal doula package to suit your needs.
07919 554659
[email protected]
www.birthingbabies.net

Jessica Slender
Birth Doula (Recognised birth doula by Doula UK)
Jessica is based in Biggleswade and serves Biggleswade, Sandy, St Neots, Cambridge, Bedford, Hitchin, Stevenage, Henlow, Langford, Clifton, Stotfold and Baldock.
07702 160914
[email protected]
theconfidentbirthcompany.co.uk

Jo Farren
Birth & Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Jo is based in Hitchin and serves North Hertfordshire, North London, Barnet, Bedfordshire and South Cambridgeshire. She is also offers Herbal Medicine, Indian Head Massage, Closing the Bones, and Aromatherapy in Childbirth.
07729 891083
[email protected]
www.farrensherbal.co.uk

Joan Mills
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Joan is based in Harpenden and serves Harpenden, St Albans, Wheathampstead, Brookmans Pk, Gustard Wood, Kimpton, Sandridge, Luton and Redbourn. She is a HypnoBirth Instructor with the Wise Hippo Programme and also offers maternity reflexology, massage and relaxation therapy, ante-natal workshops facilitator, and Bach Flower Remedies therapy.
07841 054708
[email protected]
www.birthwell.co.uk

Julia Flynn
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Julia is based in St Albans and serves St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Watford, Hemel, Welwyn, Bedford, Herts, North London and Stevenage. She is willing to travel up to 1 hour for births. She is a practitioner in Mindful Mamma Hypnobirthing and offers one day hypnobirthing classes. She has trained in Malposition and used hypnobirthing for her own births. She is also involved in the Positive Birth Movement and run monthly meetings locally.
07956 330438
[email protected]
doulajulia.com

Juliet Jamieson
Birth & Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Juliet is based in Watton-at-Stone and serves North Hertfordshire. She is a Speech and Language Therapist by profession. I have worked for over 30 years, 20 of which have been in the NHS with babies, young children and families. She has attended two ‘Closing the Bones’ workshops where she learnt about the importance of honouring a woman physically, emotionally and spiritually after pregnancy and birth.
07974 404315
[email protected]
doula.org.uk/doula/juliet-jamieson

Juliette Rowley
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and mentored postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Juliette is based in Bushey and serves the wide surrounding area. She also offers hypnobirthing.
07958 427530
[email protected]
www.naturalborndoulas.co.uk

Kicki Hansard
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Kicki is based in Abbots Langley and serves London and Hertfordshire. Kicki was named Doula of the Year 2009, is a Doula Course Facilitator, Certified Doula with BOND, and runs Birth Preparation Workshops. She speaks both English and Swedish.
07905 895466
[email protected]
www.birthbliss.co.uk

Laura-Jane Bell
Birth & Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Laura is based in Fairfield Park and serves Hitchin, Letchworth, Biggleswade and Stevenage. Her services start from six months pregnant and through the first year, range from preparing financially and emotionally to birth options to feeding to daddy bonding and onto sleep, behaviour and weaning.
07816 999919
[email protected]
doula.org.uk/doula/laura-jane-bell

Linda Sharples
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and mentored postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Linda is based in Luton and can travel up to 45 minutes from her home. She believes in women being fully aware of their choices in birth and making informed decisions about their own. Linda is DBS checked.
07717 871870
[email protected]
doula.org.uk/doula/linda-sharples

Lucy Barnett
Birth & Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Lucy is based in Berkhamsted. She is also a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter and OCN Massage Therapist.
07768 425909
[email protected]
doula.org.uk/doula/lucy-barnett

Miri Cooper
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Miri is based in Royston and serves Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and parts of North East/West London. She is a hypnobirthing practitioner offering 1:1 private sessions at your home or in groups, in a nearby venue. She speaks both English and Hebrew.
07922 803892
[email protected]
www.doulamiricooper.com/doula-support

Natasha Bennett
Birth Doula (Recognised birth doula by Doula UK)
Natasha is based in Dunstable and is happy to travel for up to an hour from Dunstable, including Milton Keynes, Harpenden, St Albans, Welwyn-Garden City, Stevenage, Hitchin, Luton, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, and Watford.
07707 836593
[email protected]
doula.org.uk/doula/natasha-bennett

Nicola Wilson
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Nicola is based in Kings Langley and serves Watford, St. Albans, North London, North West London, West London, Central London and Harpenden. She also offers hypnobirthing and baby massage and is a breastfeeding counsellor.
07890 922203
[email protected]
www.mothersmate.co.uk

Pat Wood
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Pat is based in Bedford and serves Bedfordshire, Bucks, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, north and west London. A retired midwife, Pat is also a hypnotist, hypnobirthing teacher and NLP practitioner
07846 847231
[email protected]
www.gentlebirthing.net/doula-care.co.uk

Sarah Edwards
Birth & Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Sarah is based in St Albans and serves West London, North West London, North London, Central London and Hertfordshire
07900 476345
[email protected]
doula.org.uk/doula/sarah-edwards

Seema Datta
Birth & Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Seema is based in Cheshunt and covers Central London, North London, Hertfordshire, Enfield and is happy to travel in other countries, overseas. She is also offers Ayurveda Consultation and pregnancy Massages, Gentle Birth Method, Creative healing Massage, Kasa Vatki Foot massage, Indian head massage, Reiki, Amnanda process, and marma therapy. 
07588 891824
[email protected]
www.keyajee.com

Siobhan Smith
Birth Doula & Postnatal Doula (Recognised birth doula and postnatal doula by Doula UK)
Siobhan is based in Watford and serves North London, North West London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, St Albans, Harpenden, Watford, Hampstead, West Hampstead, Highgate and Barnet. She also offers a prepare for birth workshop, birth options session, breastfeeding support and overnight postnatal support.
07949 770020
[email protected]
www.thebirthdoula.co.uk

Tina Spencer-Owen
Postnatal Doula (Involved in Doula UK’s Recognition Process Doula UK)
Tina is based in Harpenden and serves Amersham, Ampthill, Bedford, Berkhamstead, Bushy, Chesham, Dunstable, Flitwick, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Luton, Radlett, Rickmansworth, St Albans, Stevenage, Tring, Watford, Welwyn, and Wheathampstead. Tina is also a Holistic Therapist so is able to offer Massage treatments such as Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Holistic Facials, Reflexology as an optional extra for postnatal mums and dads.
07768 608552
[email protected]
doula.org.uk/doula/tina-spencer-owen