Justine Fieth Postnatal Support
Postnatal doula, infant feeding and breastfeeding counsellor, postnatal doula companion – supporting you emotionally and practically in the early days.
The area I cover
Cambridgeshire – 30 minutes drive from Cambridge city centre. Or anywhere online via video calls.
Getting in touch
For postnatal doula or infant feeding support, please email me and we can arrange to chat on the phone about how I can best support you. I can do one off phone calls, video call or visits, or you can book me for longer periods of support in your home.
For primary or secondary companionship, please email and we can arrange a time to chat and arrange video calls if that works best for you. There is more information about companionship on my website.
More about me
Thank you for wanting to find out more about me and how I can support you in the postnatal period, or while you are pregnant and want to prepare for life with your new baby. It’s an exciting time.
I have been supporting mothers and babies since 2011 when I was accredited as a breastfeeding counsellor with one of the national breastfeeding organisations. I also co-lead the local group of a national breastfeeding organisation, and I am one of the breastfeeding counsellors working online and in-person with Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance. I am a co-founder and trustee of Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance.
As a postnatal doula, my aim is to ‘mother the mother’ in those precious, intense early days after your baby, or babies, are born. My aim is to help you and your baby to get off to the best start, by supporting you emotionally and practically in the early days. How that shapes up, is what we work out together so that you are supported in the best way for you.
I can be there to be on ‘your side’, encouraging you and providing you with the support and information you need to make the choices that work for you and your baby or babies. I can support you as you and your baby learn to breastfeed and be there to listen and talk through your concerns, questions, challenges and excitements.
One of the changes that has come out of the pandemic, has been expanding the value of online, video support. So if you just want to have a one hour online session where we talk about something about life with a new baby – feeding, sleeping and how it is all going – we can do that. So I can offer you videos calls or in person support in your home. And if I’m supporting you in your home, I can also help you with the practical side of adjusting to life with a baby – so can help you do the jobs that are important to you around the house or getting out of the house. Or I can simply hold your baby or your babies while you have a long bath or a sleep.
Sometimes this type of support is all that you and your family, need to grow comfortably, naturally and enjoyably into parenthood. Becoming a mother or parent for the first, or second or more time, is an intense time – and I am passionate that you deserve to feel supported and valued and empowered as you get to know and enjoy your baby. I work on an hourly rate basis.
Information for new and experienced DDs looking for Companionship sessions: I am available as a Primary Companion for postnatal doulas as you begin your postnatal doula journey. I can support you as you work with your first few postnatal clients. Together, we can work out how best to do that so you feel supported. Usually that means that we will work together, talking through any concerns or questions that you might have as you work with your first four or five clients.
And I can also provide Specialist Companion one-off sessions if you want to explore something specific around postnatal support, infant feeding or to debrief an experience with a family you are working with. Or if you want to debrief your own infant feeding journey, we can do that too. Specialist Companionship sessions will carry my standard hourly rate but I’m always happy to chat to work out a plan. We can work out what you feel is the best way for you to feel supported.