My name is Janine Ebling and I am an experienced postnatal doula working in the Guildford, Woking and surrounding areas of Surrey.
I have 6 years previous experience working as a midwife locally in Guildford, Surrey, and I am mum to our two secondary school age children. I struggled through breastfeeding issues and postnatal depression, which helps me to understand how hard it can be sometimes, and means I take a lot of satisfaction in making a positive difference to the experiences of a new family in my role as a postnatal doula!
Being a postnatal doula fulfils my passion for supporting new mothers and babies, and draws on my many and varied experiences as a midwife and mother. I am therefore able to offer informed and sensitive care to your family in a unique manner.
I am reliable, punctual, conscientious and quiet natured, and so will offer a gentle but supportive presence in your home without being overbearing. I will walk through those early days with you, supporting you and enabling you to become the best mother you can be, getting your family off to a great start!
Qualified postnatal doula – Doula UK approved
BirthBliss doula training course (2014)
Recognised doula, and member of Doula UK
UNICEF Baby Friendly Breastfeeding training course
Trained Babywearing peer supporter, attending courses with School of Baby Wearing and with Born to Carry
Full DBS certifcation (issued Sept 2017)
Full, clean driving licence
Up to date Paediatric First Aid training (November 2019)
Postnatal Doula support
Practical baby care- helping you learn how to bath your baby / change a nappy / supporting you with feeding and referral to expert help if needed / caring for baby while you rest / sharing baby calming techniques / knowing what is normal or when to seek help
Providing you an opportunity to debrief following the birth (I have witnessed all types of birth)
Offering support and reassurance to you and your partner as you both learn new roles
Caring for siblings to allow you time to get to know your new baby / take a rest or shower etc, or conversely, caring for your baby whilst you enjoy some time with their big brother or sister
Running errands e.g. shopping trips or accompanying you to appointments if desired
Light housework- cleaning, tidying, laundry, dishes, ironing, hoovering etc
Cooking- preparing nutritious snacks, meals and extra for the freezer too! I love to cook!
Providing information about local support groups
Offering basic babywearing guidance
COST : £18/hour