Are you torn between hiring a Birth Photographer or having a Doula?
Relax and breathe, you've come to the right place!
I'm Jo Robertson! I'm here to arm you with the knowledge and resources that'll help you plan and prepare for your birth.
I'll provide gentle reassuring support during labour, birth and postpartum as your Doula in South Wales and surrounding areas.
Equipping you with the right tools to make an informed choice around how you'd like to birth.
Turns out, I'd been holding the birth space and doing the role of a doula at many of the births I attended as a birth photographer, so I underwent full doula training!
My ability to read the birth space has enabled me to capture the most beautiful, quiet moments during labour and birth.
My empathetic nature helps me navigate and support both you and your partner during birth, in a way that maintains your intimacy.
Whether you choose to work with me as a doula, birth photographer or both
Your birth matters to me, full stop!
"When we hired Jo we had no idea how invaluable Jo would become. I look back on my birth and wonder if Jo had not been there how we would have gotten through it. I would never give birth again without hiring Jo. It's the best decision and investment we've ever made!" - Lynsey Legz
How Will I Help?
Firstly, we've got to talk - that means getting on the phone to see if we're a good fit!
Once you've secured your birth with a deposit are journey together begins...
Availability to answer any questions by phone, text, face time or email at anytime.
Helping you plan and prepare for your birth in the comfort of your own home.
Providing you with brilliant resources including book, podcast and Instagram account recommendations.
Physically and emotionally supporting you through labour, birth & postpartum.
I'll run a warm bath or shower after birth.
Nourish you with tea/toast/fruit or whatever takes your fancy!
Depending on which package you choose I can capture this time for you!
Debrief your birth story in-person over a cuppa and biscuit approximatley 3-4 weeks after birth.
What about price, you ask?
My Basic Doula Package starts at £699 and requires a desposit to secure your booking.
Plus there's an option to add full birth photography coverage or just have your postpartum moments documented.
Payment plans are available to help spead the cost at no additional charge (talk to me!)
Limited to only one booking per month
The benefits of women supporting women through birth is an incredible resource to explore!
GOOD TO KNOW: I certified as a Doula in May 2019 after a year-long in-depth mentoring course with Samara Hawthorn at Well Mama Doula, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Gaining this certification has confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt that working with women and families to support and capture their birth stories is my true calling!