Zara de Candole



I’m Zara, My experience as a doula is deep and varied. I bring my passion, knowledge and fun to all that I do, including training and guiding new doulas. I am also an Infant Feeding Counsellor.

The area I cover

Surrey – 40 minutes drive from Godalming

Getting in touch

Please feel free to contact me by email, phone or message. I am a busy working doula, but aim to respond as promptly as I can. 

More about me

Hi! I’m Zara, a birth and postnatal Doula based in Surrey. I birthed my business, Doulabud, in 2010 in order to support local expectant families on their very personal and unique journeys through pregnancy, birth and the early weeks of parenthood.  I stand alongside my clients offering information, practical and emotional support and I believe strongly that the gentle guidance and companionship of a doula should be available to everyone. I understand that everyone is different and so I choose to work flexibly, led by my clients’ needs, tailoring my support to suit their individual circumstances. I can honestly say that I absolutely love my work – one of the greatest pleasures of this role is meeting new people and seeing them grow into confident parents! I am a proud member and Course Facilitator for Developing Doulas and it brings me huge joy and satisfaction supporting new Doulas on their path into birth work. I am also a Developing Doulas Companion and have many years of experience mentoring new Doulas. Alongside my work as a Doula, I am an Infant Feeding Counsellor for the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and the charity, Maddie’s Miracle. I have recently completed my tongue tie assessor training with Carmelle Gentle. The in-depth and brilliant training is proving extremely useful, given the high numbers of babies presenting with feeding difficulties. 

DOULA COMPANIONSHIP I love nurturing and guiding new Doulas as they start  feeling their way into the role. I support birth and postnatal Doulas and have excellent experience  My role is to Doula the Doula. I try to model being the best Doula I can be. Each relationship is unique and I really strive to give whatever support is needed, just as I do with my clients.

If you’d like to have a chat about any of my services, please feel free to get in touch by phone or email. Thank you for reading!

Much DDoula love Zara x

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