Gemma Harvey - Doula, massage and reiki in Sussex and Kent borders
Welcome! I am passionate about birth and motherhood and have been working in birth since 2013. I live in East Sussex and have a beautiful massage space at my home in High Hurstwood.
As a mother of two I understand first-hand how important compassion, friendship and support can be during the journey into motherhood and beyond.
I understand that every mother and birth is different so take the time to really know you and always work with your wishes in mind.
I am dedicated to helping every woman I support to feel safe, empowered and in control of her birth no matter how or where she chooses. My aim as a doula is to support you in meeting your baby in the most loving way possible, so that you take away proud and happy memories of your birth experience.
I feel that if confidence, calm and trust can be nurtured then birth can be the wonderful and empowering experience it should be and I would be honoured to be part of that journey!
MY DOULA PROMISES
I will always be honest with you
I will not judge you or your choices
You cannot offend me during labour!
I will make sure that you have a voice and that it is heard
I will do everything I can to help you meet your baby in the most loving way possible
Carys, Matt and Bea
The Benefits of Hiring a Doula
Research has shown that having a doula present at a birth can:
- Shorten first-time labour by an average of 2 hours
- Decrease the need for pain medication
- Help fathers participate with confidence
- Increase success in breastfeeding
- Protect and comfort the mother providing an 'antidote' to fear
If you feel that a doula could be the right choice for you, or you would like to talk about your pregnancy and birth choices then please call or email me using the details below, I would love to hear from you.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org