birth and postpartum doula peterborough

“I believe that every woman deserves a safe, respectful and deeply fulfilling birth experience.”

-Sarah Stephen-Smith

Birth Support

Helping to make your birth experience a positive one, no matter where or how you birth

Postnatal Support

Providing the support you need as you adapt to your new life

Support Groups

Intimate support groups bring mothers together to share experiences, thoughts, feelings and insights about birth and beyond…

Birth Pool Hire

Hire a birthing pool for your home waterbirth.

Welcome to Thula Mama Doula

You are a beautiful new mama or mama-to-be. Congratulations! You’re no doubt feeling elated, amazed, confused – or possibly all three. You want to prepare yourself for this major life change, but there’s so much information out there you don’t know where to begin.

You’re looking for someone who will listen to you, support you and be there for you as you journey into motherhood.

I may be the doula for you if:

  • you (and your partner, if you have one) want to feel totally supported and safe in birth, either at home or in hospital
  • you want your voice to be heard and respected
  • you want support to breastfeed
  • you want to ensure the transition into motherhood goes as smoothly as possible
  • you want to be empowered by your experience of motherhood

Sarah Stephen Smith, Birth and Postpartum Doula

I’m Sarah Stephen-Smith. I’m a Doula UK recognised birth and postnatal doula and mum of four supporting women and families across the Nene Valley area: all the way from Peterborough to Northampton and in between. I’m also a Birth Companion and Trainee Breastfeeding Counsellor and run the Stamford & Peterborough Positive Birth Group. I started Thula Mama because I believe all women should feel supported and safe during childbirth and their voices should be heard and respected. I believe a woman should never wonder what if…? about her birth experience, and she should never feel alone or judged. I believe that informed choices, no matter what they are, are the best kind. Read a bit more about my doula training and explore my doula services, or get in touch to arrange a free consultation so we can talk more…

Thula Mama Doula offers a choice of care:

  • complete birth support at home, or in hospital
  • breastfeeding support
  • postnatal doula support

“I think most of us would do well to have somebody with us who is comfortable
in the energy of birth and who is kind and not scared.
That’s probably 90% of what you need right there.” Ina May Gaskin

Sarah has been a tremendous source of strength, encouragement and support for me during my pregnancy. I highly recommend her!


Doula Services Peterborough

Sarah was born to encourage women to believe in their bodies and tap into their mothering instincts. She is a blessing to the Mothering Community.