Doula/Birthkeeper Services

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Doulas and birthkeepers are dedicated professionals who offer invaluable non-medical support throughout the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. While both provide non-clinical care, birthkeepers are typically former midwives with additional experience and expertise in birth-related matters.

Welcome to our directory of doulas and birthkeepers, dedicated to providing private maternity care to expecting mothers and families. Our comprehensive directory connects you with experienced and certified professionals who specialise in pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum support.

Our website is designed to help find the perfect doulas and birthkeepers in your area based on specific criteria such as location, availability, pricing, and services offered. Whether you are looking for a traditional doula or a more specialised birthkeeper, our directory has you covered.

Our professionals offer a wide range of services, including prenatal education, labor support, emotional and physical care during childbirth, postpartum care, lactation support, and more. They are committed to providing personalised care tailored to your individual needs and preferences, helping you navigate the journey of childbirth with confidence and peace of mind.

At our directory of doulas and birthkeepers, we understand the importance of finding the right care provider for your unique needs. That’s why we have curated a list of highly qualified and trusted professionals who share a passion for supporting families throughout the childbirth experience. Start your search today and find the perfect doula or birthkeeper for your private maternity care needs.

It is difficult to encapsulate the profound impact that doulas and birthkeepers have on the lives of expectant parents in mere words. Their presence brings an unmistakable energy and sense of love that permeates every aspect of the birth experience.

At WPCTS, our birthkeepers are specially trained and hold an exceptional reputation for achieving positive birth outcomes. Our success stems from our steadfast commitment to eliminating fear from the birthing process. We believe that every birth is unique and that creating a calm, nurturing environment is essential for a positive birth experience.

Our birth workers continue to prioritize spiritual and personal growth, ensuring that they are equipped to provide non-judgmental and respectful care to every client. With WPCTS, you can be confident that your birth space will be held with the utmost care and respect, allowing you to focus on the miraculous journey of bringing new life into the world.

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Please note that WPCTS (WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE) is a natural birth company that does not provide clinical care, medical advice, or any instructions related to how or where to give birth. Our practitioners are independent birth workers who are not employed or supervised by WPCTS.

While we strive to provide accurate and reliable information, we are not responsible for any decisions you make regarding your medical care. It is your responsibility to seek and follow the advice of licensed medical professionals in matters related to your health and the health of your baby.

We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any information provided on our website or through our services, nor do we endorse any specific treatment, product, or service. WPCTS is not responsible for any actions or conduct of our practitioners, as they are independent and not directly affiliated with WPCTS.

By using our website or services, you agree to release WPCTS from any liability or responsibility for any injury, loss, or damage that may result from your reliance on information provided by us or our practitioners. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before making any decisions related to your medical care.

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Our Results

Birth Outcome Statistics

Please find below an analysis of our statistics as compared to mainstream maternity care. It is imperative to note that, currently, we extend our support to hundreds of women while mainstream care caters to thousands. It is significant to mention that as we expand our outreach, we anticipate a more equitable comparison.

57% of women we supported were labeled as ‘high risk’ by the system and 43.5% reported previous birth trauma before coming to us.

Only 23.1% fully engaged with mainstream care.

Our Birth Statistics

  • 42.3% had a freebirth (Medically unassisted)
  • 3.8% accepted a stretch and sweep
  • 3.8% experienced any other form of induction
  • 11.5% experienced continual fetal monitoring
  •  61.5% had no medical pain relief whatsoever
  • 23.1% accepted vaginal exams
  • 64% gave birth in water
  • 68% gave birth at home
  • 11.5% emergency c-section
  • 0% planned c-section
  • 4.3% gave birth in lithotomy (on their back)
  • 0% had an instrumental delivery
  • 76.9% had a physiological third stage
  • 76.2% did not tear
  • 84.6% experienced delayed cord clamping
  • 100% of babies breastfed 

Mainstream Birth Statistics 2022

  • Comparison statistic not possible 
  • Unable to source an accurate statistic
  • 34% of women were induced
  • 60% of women are estimated to have continual fetal monitoring (NICE 2014) 2022 stats are likley higher
  • Estimated 60% of women experience pain relief
  • Unable to source an accurate statistic on vaginal exams 
  • 10% estimated water birth rate
  • 2.3% of women give birth at home
  • Offical statistics are 25% c-section but we estimate that it is appraching 40% (See Kemi Johnson’s Statistics
  • Lithotomy birth statistics were not able to be sourced accurately 
  • 33.3% of women have an instrumental delivery
  • Unable to source reliable statistics for physiological third stage of labour
  • 24% breastfeed for the first 6 weeks

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Our Services

The price of doula and birth keeper services vary depending on the area you live in and the experience of birth worker. Below shows a rough guideline of prices from a student doula to an experienced birth keeper with a standard birth package. Please contact us to be put in touch with a birth worker in your area. You will then be able to view their personal prices as our birth keepers are independent practitioners and do not work for us.  Please note, we DO NOT provide clinical care, we are a holistic birth organisation. 

Student Doula

£600 - 1000Average package & Price
  • Initial Consultation
  • Two antenatal visits or zoom consultations plus texts & calls
  • On call from week 38-42 of your pregnancy
  • One post-natal visit

Experienced Birthkeeper

£1800 - 3500Average package & Price
  • Initial consultation
  • Two antenatal visits or zoom consultations plus texts & calls
  • On call from week 38-42 of your pregnancy
  • One post-natal visit

“As a first time mum, with concerns about coercion and over medicalisation of birth in the NHS, I was absolutely set on a home birth. Blessed with the power of synchronicity, when reading The Light newspaper, I saw one of Nickita’s articles and immediately contacted her.

Before I’d even formally hired her, she already was so supportive and invested – immediately putting me at ease. I decided to hire a doula for two reasons: 1) in case the home birth midwives were unable to attend and 2) to support by advocating for me as needed so my husband did not have to during birth/did not get coerced in to something through fear mongering.

Throughout my entire pregnancy, Nickita was an endless support for advice, encouragement and knowledge. She introduced me to the fabulous book “Am I Allowed?” by Beverley Beech and always listened – never pushing one way – for any decisions I was debating. During our appointments, she supported my husband with understanding the process of birth and the logistics of home birthing!

From my first Braxton Hicks four days before, to even now when my son is 5 1/2 weeks old – Nickita and I frequently messaged and spoke on the phone. During the birth, via text and phone in the early stages and in person as time progressed, words just cannot describe the support she provided. I ended up not calling the midwives because I felt so at ease and had the most beautiful home birth imaginable, which I have since shared with the great WPCTS parent telegram chat – a lovely network of parents to have, especially during those early morning feeding times!

I could not recommend WPCTS enough and also love their charitable support for families less financially fortunate. I feel blessed to have found the company and even more honored to call Nickita a lifelong friend.”

Verity, Student
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