©2020 by The Hugging Doula TM

The Hugging Doula,

Your Caring Companion for a

POSITIVE BIRTH & PARENTING EXPERIENCE

I'm here to educate, empowered and support you during your pregnancy, birth and first weeks with your newborn for you to overcome your doubts and fears and embrace your transformation to become a mother with confidence and knowledge.

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Meet Ele, The Hugging Doula

Pregnancy - Birth - Breastfeeding - Parenting

I'm at your service, either online or in-person,

to Support, Inform and Nurture YOU with Knowledge and Love

during your journey to becoming a Mum! ​  ​
I have more than 10 years of experience supporting families to achieve positive birthing and parenting experiences as a Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula and Post Natal Doula,

Breastfeeding Counsellor, Baby Massage trainer and Holistic Practitioner.

I see every pregnancy and birth as a miracle and as I feel honoured to be able to contribute my expertise to women and families in North & West London, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. 

My Services

How I Assist In Person and Online

Our initial FREE chat will help us tailor the perfect package to fit your needs, as every pregnancy and parenting experience is different.
I have the pleasure to support online families all around the World!
My personal services are provided anywhere within 60 minutes from WD3 (North London, West London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire).

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Prenatal Services
  • Private Childbirth Lamaze Classes

  • Private Breastfeeding Workshop

  • Belly Casting

  • Birth Doula Package:

    • Continuous emotional and educational support from the moment you book me until after birth

    • 2 prenatal private sessions of 1 hour and a half each

    • 24/7 on-call period from your week 38 of pregnancy until your baby is in your arms

    • continuous in-person support from the moment you are in active labor until 1 hour after the birth

    • 1 postnatal private session

After beginning our relationship with a meet and greet, I am committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family, available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth.
I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have.

Testimonials

Positive Experiences

I feel privileged in welcoming into my hug any pregnant mum feeling anxious about the birth and mothering experience.

I'm a very empathic person and I love to be surrounded by different nationalities, cultures and beliefs.
Being myself an ex-pat entrepreneur who lived in different countries with three kids, dogs, turtles and a travelling husband, I became specialized in supporting: businesswomen, ex-pat and women with travelling partners.
I’m proud to have received wonderful feedback from some of the women and families I’ve worked with.
For me, the most rewarding part of the job is building strong, beautiful relationships with 

my clients and each of them has a special place in my heart! 

Feel free to browse some of their testimonials below and check my experience as well.

LAURE and THOMAS

I wholeheartedly believe that I could not have done this without her. I am deeply grateful that it was Eleonora who got to witness the birth of our little girl but also - as she pointed out the first time we met - the birth of a mother and a father.
My husband and I decided to look for a doula about 3 months before the birth of our baby girl. We didn’t have much knowledge about what a doula actually does, but thought it would be useful for us to have support during labor and birth, especially as it was our first baby and we don’t have any family here in Dubai.
We loved Eleonora from our first meeting. She was kind, warm and experienced - and most importantly aligned with our birth preferences.
Eleonora met with us twice before the birth, and checked up on me once a week to make sure everything was going ok. To be perfectly honest, it was still hard for us to imagine how she would be supporting us. The pregnancy was going really well and I figured that the birth would be cruisy as well (haha) and that Eleonora would mostly be supporting my husband to support me. Turns out labor was very long and exhausting and Eleonora was with me every single second, massaging, breathing, coaching, hugging. She was the patient, calm presence my panicked mind needed, and guided me through a drug-free waterbirth like no one else could have. 

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Postnatal Services
  • Breastfeeding support - 2 hours

  • Private Baby Massage Course - 2 hours

  • Group Baby Massage Course - 7.5 hours

  • Closing of the Bones

  • Day or night postnatal doula support

  • Postnatal Doula Package: starting from 20 hours, to be customized on your needs. ​​
    During each session I can provide:

    • Breastfeeding support,

    • Baby care,

    • House management guidance

    • Home-made Italian cooking

    • Practical and Emotional support.

As a postnatal doula, my aim is to support the new mum, especially when struggling with adjusting with breastfeeding and the new daily routines with a newborn,  in discovering the best strategy for her to be confident with her baby and new family.

"I love the unique possibility that every woman has to create a better world by giving birth in a respectful way for herself and her child. 

I love life & I love to love unconditionally."

Ele

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