Amisha Abeyawardene
Offers virtual services
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Doula
London, England
2 years of experience
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About me

My name is Amisha and my pronouns are they/she. I am of Sri Lankan heritage, born and raised in London. I am intentional about supporting queer, trans and intersex Black people and people of colour though their birth and parenthood journeys.

Education

Biological Sciences (2019)

Certification and training

Abuela Birth Doula (2021)

Infant First Aid with North Middlesex Paediatric Unit (2022)

Memberships and affiliations

Neighbourhood Doulas is an organisation offering free doula support to birthing people who do not have a birth partner and are facing hardship

Specialties
Birth Assistant Birth Doula Birth Support Birth Trauma Childbirth Education Natural Birth Natural Childbirth
Languages

English

Service introduction

I am a doula based in North London offering support during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. As a doula, I provide emotional, physical and educational support the perinatal period. I offer 1-1 antenatal support with you and your birth partner where we cover birth physiology, creating a birth plan, advocating during birth and the role of birth partners. I will be on call for you until you give birth and also offer postnatal support to help you once your newborn arrives. I also offer free pregnancy support groups in North and central London for those who belong to a marginalised group including Black, brown, queer and trans people. Get in touch to find out when the next one is.

Packages
Prenatal Support
2-3 at home or virtual sessions where we will explore: - Your birth plan/preferences to share with your healthcare providers - Tools to manage emotional and practical obstacles to a satisfying experience of birth. - Your rights as a birthing person. - Perinatal mental health resources - What gender affirmative care and language means to you? - Options for comfort measures/pain relief to work out what’s best for you - Breathwork and mindfulness (The first session can be booked on it's own for £80 or as part of the birth support)
£80.00
GBP Flat rate
Birth Support
I will be on call from 38 weeks until you give birth. During and after birth, I will: - Provide emotional and physical support. - Advocate for your wishes as described in your birth plan - Help prepare your home in cases of homebirth - Help you maintain calmness via tools and techniques practised beforehand - Maintain a serene space for you and communicate your wishes to medical staff - Help you to establish skin-to-skin contact with your baby and initiate chest/breast/bodyfeeding - Support you with documentation of your birth
£1,450.00
GBP Flat rate
Postnatal Support
Within a week of your birth, I will visit you for a debrief to: - Check how you are feeling - Discuss your postpartum healing - Process your birth experience together - Continue support with with chest/breast/bodyfeeding -Prepare nutritious hot meals and relaxing sitz baths for you - Signpost appropriate resources and help you establish links within your local community -Do light housework so that you are able to rest and shower - I offer additional postnatal support when possible at an hourly rate
£300.00
GBP Flat rate
Frequently asked questions
WHAT TYPES OF BIRTH DO YOU SUPPORT?
DO YOU ONLY SUPPORT HOME BIRTHS?
WILL YOU SUPPORT ME IF MY LABOUR IS INDUCED?
HOW CAN I HIRE A BIRTH WORKER IF I CAN’T AFFORD ONE?