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Verity Noakes Birth Services

Helping parents achieve positive and unforgettable birth experiences

 
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About me

Congratulations on your Pregnancy! Welcome to Verity Noakes Birth Services. 

I'm Verity, a Hypnobirthing teacher, Birth & Postnatal Doula working in Essex, Herts and North London. I am also a proud mum of one.

After my son was born and I began meeting and speaking with other new parents I soon learnt how important the process of labour and birth really is. When speaking with other mums I often heard their birth story before I even knew their name. Why? Because the day your baby enters the world means more than just that one day. It's a moment that we carry with us for the rest of out lives. It shapes us as individuals and it can mould us into the parents we are about to become. 

I wanted to help parents in this very precious time in their lives and guide then towards a positive birthing experience which I knew first hand was achievable.

A positive birth experience is different from one person to the next. What may work for some may not work for others. 

I am passionate about providing parents with the tools and guidance they need to feel in control, ensuring they are well informed and confident in their decisions surrounding labour and birth.

I am trained with KGHypnopbirthing, a course that is accredited by the Royal College of midwives, and completed my Doula training with BirthBliss Academy led by Kicki Hansard. 

I offer group hypnobirthing courses in Harlow Essex, and private courses in Essex, Herts and surrounding areas.

I offer my Doula services on their own or coupled with my hypnobirthing courses.

Please contact me to discuss how I can assist you.

 

My Services

How can I help you?

As a respected Doula, I pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information and support throughout, during, and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help me tailor my packages to fit your needs, as every pregnancy is different. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about my practice, please contact me.

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Birth Doula

Helping you to achieve a positive and unforgettable birth experience

  • We will meet for two antenatal visits to discuss your desires for birth, assist you in understanding your options and help you to clarify your preferences.

  • I will give you useful tools to use during labour and birth to help you achieve the birth of your baby that you and your partner envisioned 

  • I will provide you and your partner with practical, emotional and physical support throughout the duration of labour and birth and the hours after your baby is born.

  • I can provide breastfeeding support immediately after your baby is born to help your baby to latch successfully and encourage the establishment of breastfeeding

  • I will be on call from 38 weeks until the birth of your baby

  • I will meet you for one postnatal visit 1-2 weeks after your baby is born to answer any questions or concerns you may have 

  • I will be available to give you continuous support via email, phone and Whatsapp to answer any concerns and offer suggestions throughout your pregnancy and early labour and up to 6 weeks after the birth

Please contact me for my package details and price list.

Packages start from £650

Postpartum Doula

Emotional and practical support, allowing you to embrace motherhood


  • I can visit you at home or in the hospital from as early as your baby's birth date. 

  • I will provide you and your family with practical and emotional support following the birth of your baby to allow you to develop as a mother, by helping to eliminate stress and create a relaxed and supportive home environment

  • I will be available to support you in a way which is helpful for you and your family. This may include light housework, providing healthy meals or allowing you to catch up on some much needed rest. I am very flexible and will adapt to your own personal needs

  • I will allow you to develop your own mothering instincts and philosophies. I am not there to tell you what to do but to give you the time and support you need to find your feet as a mother in your own way

  • I can provide useful suggestions and tips surrounding infant feeding and newborn care

  • I will be there to listen to your concerns and celebrate your triumphs

Minimum 40 hour contract

Please contact me for my price list

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Hypnobirthing

A complete in-depth antenatal training programme designed to release fear and build confidence during pregnancy and birth

I am a trained KGHypnobirthing teacher having completed my training with KGH, a course that is fully accredited by The Royal College of Midwives.

My courses can be taught over 2 or 4 sessions is a group setting or 1-2-1.

On the course I will show you breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and comforting massage for you to use in pregnancy and labour. As well as learning how the body and mind works together and how your body is designed to give birth with efficiency and comfort.

Prior to the course you will be given Colour & Calmness the pregnancy and birth relaxation MP3 so you can start to practice and develop a positive outlook on pregnancy and birth straight away.

At the course you will be given The Hypnobirthing Book and a folder of handouts to support you during the rest of your pregnancy and the birth of your baby.

If you would like the full course contents please contact me and I will be happy to pass this on.

Upcoming Group Courses

*IMPORTANT UPDATE*

In light of the ongoing concerns surrounding covid-19 I have made the decision to suspend upcoming KGHypnobirthing group courses until further notice.

For the time being the course will be offered and conducted 1-2-1 in the comfort of your own home (if social distancing is attainable) or online via Skype or Zoom at the reduced rate of £220 (usually £300)

My hopes are that I can resume group courses ASAP as I really believe group antenatals are a wonderful way of connecting with other parents but I will of course assess this in the upcoming weeks.

If you would like more information please get in touch.

 
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"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life"

Omar Khayyam

 

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