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London Doula Collective

About us

Welcome to the London Doula Collective.


We are five collaborating doulas living in and around North London with over 30 years’ combined experience supporting parents achieve more confident births, and providing them with skilled breastfeeding and postnatal help.


We are here to offer our expertise when and where it is needed, providing a family service that comes with compassion as well as a wide knowledge-base. Most of us are mothers too and we all really understand the difficulties as well as the delights of new motherhood.


We are affiliated to Doula UK and follow its professional Code of Practice. Whilst we do not offer medical advice, we will inform and support you in your choices.


Having a doula to support you at the birth of your babies has been shown to improve outcomes, lessen the duration of labour and reduce the need for surgical interventions. We will guide you at every stage of your journey, always respecting your decisions and not judging you for them. We will never dictate the ‘right’ path for you….only you and your partner will decide.


Once babies have arrived we are only too happy to guide you through those first few precious weeks. Like landing on new, strange territory, early baby care and feeding can seem bewildering and there’s a whole new language to learn that can’t be taught by reading alone, no matter how much homework you’ve done!


And we are not ‘just’ doulas: we each bring our own unique skills set, including pregnancy, labour and baby massage, homeopathy, rebozo, nutritional support, pet psychology (dogs listen to our doula, Arlene!), hypnobirthing, counselling for future fertility, feeding twins and time to say what’s on your mind. We are all good listeners and your concerns are always taken seriously and responded to.


We formed this collective out of a desire to provide support for one another as well as for the families we look after. Friends as well as colleagues, we invite you to read on and get to know us. And of course, we’d love to hear from you.


Vicky Walker
Alison Grunwald
Manuela Trisoglio
Arlene Bailey
Kasia Slazak
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