Desiree Rawson. Birth and Postnatal Doula
Hi my name is Desiree. I am passionate about birth and about women having and making informed choices. Can birth be a positive, wonderful experience? Absolutely. Whether you’re planning a homebirth or want ‘I want all the drugs’ kinda birth or even an elective caesarean – my role is to support you whichever way you like. Your choice. Your birth. Your way. This is your birth journey and I’d be privileged to share it with you.
All women have the ability to have a positive birthing experience, one that you can look forward to, with confidence.
Having a doula can certainly provide you with the care and support you may need to make your decisions and have your voice heard, this includes having the support antenatally so that you feel prepared; being with you throughout your labour and birth and then, postnatally supporting you as you ease into life with a new baby (or babies!!)
As a doula I have supported a variety of births including; VBAC, Gentle caesarean, homebirths, IVF and hospital births.
I love to work with parents, offering a variety of support techniques including help with feeding, baby care, providing for the household needs or simply listening and encouraging the new parents.
Aside from being a Recognised Birth with Doula UK, I am also an active service user at my local Hampshire MSLC which exists to improve maternity services for women, babies and their birth partners
Previous clients recommendations.
“I cannot recommend Desiree highly enough. She supported and encouraged me through a very challenging second birth in 2013 by equipping me with knowledge and options, I felt very confident and relaxed during my second pregnancy. I have never encountered a doula before or after Desiree. All I can say is, after my experience with her, the benchmark for doulas is exceptionally high! Thank you Desiree for all you have done for us!” Linda, mum to baby Paige
“Her presence was very reassuring especially when my husband and spent some time away from home. She was on hand to offer help and support but always respected what I wanted to do. Desiree was a natural with my son and it was a shame her stay was so short. Really good friendly competent help is really hard to come by, and I have no hesitation in recommending her as a doula” Patricia, mum to Toby
“My husband went into a state of decline, which surprised me for our second baby, but it was understandable as our first labour ended up with me being rushed into theatre. Desiree was awesome and kept reassuring him. I dont know how she does it but she has the unique ability to remain calm in the midst of chaos, thus keeping those around her calm too and we had a wonderful positive birth experience” Michelle, mum to baby D
“She reassured me that she was not there to take my place” Oliver, dad to baby Max
“Desiree is a very warm, calming and smiley person. She is really down to earth and homely which drew me to her instantly. She provided hands on support with me during labour and really listened to my needs. I think she makes the perfect doula and I would have her again if I had another baby” Antonietta, mum to baby Max