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Kasia and Freya

Postpartum Doula, who is she?

'As a society, we fail to recognise that with every newborn baby comes a newborn mother,

and she is just as tender and sensitive as the new baby.'

Sophie Messager

Many woman think that hiring a postpartum doula is a luxury and they would rather spend their money on something useful. But I would like to pause for a minute and ask, what could be more useful than having someone especially dedicated to taking care of a mother - baby diad? Listening to birth stories, emotional support through those first, most vulnerable days, preparing nourishing food, supporting breastfeeding, helping with housework, offering massage, are among the tasks that I cover in my doula work.
I am a mother of 3. I had my first two children in a hospital and my third one at home. The difference between experiencing hospital birth and completely unprepared and lonely postpartum as opposed to gentle, full of awareness lotus home birth, followed by traditional postpartum time of rest and celebration, have been incredible and very eye opening. I am very grateful for having an opportunity to experience both, quite extreme ends of a birth spectrum. Drawing from it made me deeply appreciate the importance of postpartum care, which is a fundament of both, maternal and child health as well as health of the entire human community. 
Traditional postpartum practices may seem like a thing from the past but actually there is a deep wisdom in them, a wisdom of uncounted number of women who gave birth before us and those who cared for them.

The Four Pillars of Postpartum Care

according to Rachelle Garcia Seliga

No matter where we live, our physiological needs are the same and we need community to fulfil them. 'It takes a village to raise a child' is one of the wisest and most overlooked wisdoms in recent human history. 

Image by Gabriella Clare Marino


Oxytocin production 

Keeping mother and baby warm is necessary for deep tissue healing, oxytocin production for successful  bonding and breastfeeding, uterine health and general wellbeing.

Proud Parents

Period of rest

 Healing and hormonal balance

Allowing the mother to rest and lie down for an extended period of time after birth, facilitates the uninterrupted healing of the overstretched ligaments that hold uterus in place and hence prevents prolapse.
When resting we promote the production of hormones that aid healing as opposed to stress hormones which significantly slow this process down.



Food that is warm in temperature and in nature, easy to digest and nutrient dense supports recovery and breastmilk production.

Pumpkin Dish

Appropriate body work

Nurtures mother 

Body work such as Mizan therapy helps to restore uterus to it's pre-pregnancy state, move lymph and stagnant energy, brings warmth to the body and greatly aids healing and the state of wellbeing.


How can I support you?

Postpartum visits

  • Emotional support for new parents

  • Light housework (laundry, dishes, ironing, tidying etc)

  • Providing evidence based information about physiology oriented, gentle baby care 

  • Baby wearing support

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Education about appropriate nourishment 

  • Meal preparation at client's house

Meal preparation

I prepare nutrient dense, easy to digest, warm in nature, traditional postpartum dishes using mostly organic ingredients from local Scottish farms and bring them along to client's house. Made with love for a new mama and the baby that she is feeding.

Mizan massage

This type of body work brings warmth to the body, encourages internal organs to their proper position, lifts and centres uterus and bladder which prevents prolapse, cleanses the uterus, decreases swelling, reduces stretch marks and also brings in emotional wellbeing.

Closing ceremony

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