A charity that provides practical and emotional assistance to families during and after pregnancy has received support in Carrickfergus.
Doula Trust NI (formerly Doula-Vision NI) was established in 2010 with the aim of providing a free support service for those who couldn’t otherwise afford one. ‘Doula’ refers to an experienced person who offers support to a family. They do not replace midwives, and are not usually medically trained.
Elaine Bull, chairperson Doula Trust NI, said: “Women don’t always get the chance to enjoy and feel ready for their baby’s arrival,”
“Our doulas are specially trained and experienced in this area, and we try to accommodate every family who comes our way.”
Carrick Chiropractic has recognised the important work of the organisation and has been raising vital funds.
Graeme Ritchie, chiropractor, said: “At our practice we are proud to be able to help women during pregnancy, preparing for labour and following the birth of their baby. It seemed only right therefore that we give back to others in the field.”
The Trust, which offers a free and subsidised doula service, said it was grateful for the support of businesses.
Jennifer, a client of the charity, added: “I found my doula really helpful and supportive. I felt in control, and sure I could make my own decisions. I felt so happy, and I’m still able to contact my doula two years later for support when I need to which is great. It’s like having my own wee security blanket.”
To speak to the charity, contact Elaine on 07881812023, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.doulatrustni.org