Introducing Family Foods

There is little more emotive a subject than the way that we feed our babies. I have many years’ experience supporting families in introducing foods to their baby, in lots of different circumstances. For some this can be an exciting and fun time, but for others it can cause anxiety and stress. Whether you just want to know more about the evidence behind introducing foods to your baby, handy tips or emotional and practical support I would love to be there with you.

A one off introducing family foods session over zoom will cost £20 and last approximately on hour. Face to face packages can be offered as a one off at £30 an hour. Both come with free text and email support over the time that you initially begin to offer foods to your baby.

“If a woman doesn’t look like a goddess in labour then someone isn’t treating her right”

Ina May Gaskin

“A doula will be there for you, unconditionally, completely, whenever and whoever you are and whatever you do. And she will move heaven and earth to carry out your wishes.”

Maddie McMahon

As your Doula I will; 

Get to know you

Place you at the centre of your decisions

Know that you are the expert on you and your baby

Support you to feel prepared for birth and parenthood, knowing all your options

Listen with compassion

Support you to find the information you need to inform your choices

Respect your decisions

Believe in you

Care for you

Celebrate your transformation to parenthood with you

Encourage you

Birth Services

As your birth doula I will take the time to get to know you and your partner...

Preparation for Breastfeeding

This session is aimed to be delivered during your pregnancy...

Night Doula

Night doula services are available...

Breastfeeding Support

I am a registered Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers...

Introducing Family Foods

There is little more emotive a subject than the way that we feed our babies...

Gift Vouchers

Find out more about our Gift Vouchers...

Preparing for the 4th Trimester

I have a burning interest in the initial three months following birth, often referred to as ‘The Fourth Trimester’.

Postnatal services

As your postnatal doula I will offer practical and emotional support to help you...

Testimonials

I met Jo when my son was 5 days old at a breastfeeding support group as I was struggling in the first few days of feeding and needed help. From the moment I met Jo, I could see how caring she was and passionate about all things feeding. I went to a different group 2 days later for more support where Jo volunteered and continued to go there for support and the social side for months after. Jo gave me advice on changing positions, pumping through my son having to go onto high-calorie milk due to a heart condition and also him having heart surgery at 4 months. Our breastfeeding journey has come to an end after nearly 19 months, and I am so grateful I met Jo as I honestly think without her knowledge, support and genuine passion for feeding I would have given up in those early days.

Emma Cheeseman
Mum of Albie

Jo is nothing short of a completely exceptional woman. She was born to support women and this shines through in absolutely everything she does. Her love, care and attention to your well-being is honestly, second to none. Her depth of knowledge, calming presence and attention to every detail that matters to you, is incredible. Jo explores avenues that you may not have even known were an option, yet somehow you never feel like you’re not in the driving seat. One of the things that struck me so much about Jo, is how much she wants you to have the best possible experience, and she never stopped fighting for us and our baby, even when we lost our voice. For anybody reading this who is considering Jo as their Doula, my simple advice would be do not hesitate, to be in Jo’s company is to be in the presence of something truly special.

Zoe Brown
Mum of Jacob, Henry & Albie

Jo did such a wonderful job looking after both baby and parents during our time together. You can tell that this is more than just a job for Jo - she is such a caring person that being a doula was likely not a choice: she had to be one. We will forever be grateful for the work she did, even if we were jealous of her magic abilities to put our daughter to sleep.

Tom Cahalan
Father of Isabelle

Contact Me

Email Adress: jothompsondoula@outlook.com
Phone Number: 07900 995837

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