My promise as your Doula

1. You cannot hurt my feelings in labour.

2. I will not lie to you in labour.

3. I will do everything in my power so you do not suffer.

4. I will help you to feel safe.

5. I cannot speak for you; but I will make sure that you have a voice and I will make sure you are heard.

" I look forward to hearing from you! Until then, take care. Sending warm wishes to you and your growing family."

Emily x

Email :

emilymarshdoula@gmail.com

Phone : 050 479 1440

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My husband and I were certain from the first meeting that we would like Emily's assistance in welcoming our first baby daughter. She was great at answering our "first timer" questions and supporting me with all my alternative therapy requests (there were a few :D) for labour, but most importantly we felt really comfortable and at ease in her company. She was supportive even during the weeks before and after birth if I ever needed any information.

Emily spent almost 20 hours with us during labour and we both felt that it was one of the best decisions that we made to have have her around. I didn't have the easiest of labours due to an unexpected change in my condition but she was great in helping us make decisions and keeping me going until delivery. I feel we have made a friend in meeting Emily and I'm very grateful for her! O, T and baby L, Dubai

The service Emily provided us was exemplary and she would come highly recommended for anyone considering utilizing the services of a Doula now or in the future. Emily kept us informed, reassured and was right beside us throughout the months prior to, during and immediately after the birth of our son. We were especially grateful for Emily’s assistance due to the fact that this was our first child and we were living overseas; away from our close friends and family, which initially heightened our anxiety.

Emily immediately put our minds at rest and ensured that our anxiety levels were kept to an absolute minimum through continual communication throughout the process. More importantly however, Emily acted as a friend to my wife and I throughout, meaning that we found it easy to relate to her and ask her a multitude of questions, regardless of their nature and how obscure they seemed.

Emily ensured that we were armed with all the relevant information to ensure that we made informed decisions that were right for my wife, son and I. At no point during our experience with Emily did we feel pressured into making decisions that we were not happy with.  H, T and baby T , Doha

The service Emily provided us was exemplary and she would come highly recommended for anyone considering utilizing the services of a Doula now or in the future. Emily kept us informed, reassured and was right beside us throughout the months prior to, during and immediately after the birth of our son. We were especially grateful for Emily’s assistance due to the fact that this was our first child and we were living overseas; away from our close friends and family, which initially heightened our anxiety.

Emily immediately put our minds at rest and ensured that our anxiety levels were kept to an absolute minimum through continual communication throughout the process. More importantly however, Emily acted as a friend to my wife and I throughout, meaning that we found it easy to relate to her and ask her a multitude of questions, regardless of their nature and how obscure they seemed.

Emily ensured that we were armed with all the relevant information to ensure that we made informed decisions that were right for my wife, son and I. At no point during our experience with Emily did we feel pressured into making decisions that we were not happy with.  H, T and baby T , Doha

Emily was our doula for the births of both our children, Sofia born in June 2015 and Emilio born May 2017. Halfway through my first pregnancy I sought a doula who had a lot of experience with hypnobirthing mothers to-be as I was hoping to deliver our child naturally without medication. I met a number of doulas before meeting Emily and I instantly knew I wanted her to be the one to help me for the birth of my daughter. Aside from the depth of knowledge and experience she had, it was her easy nature, warmth and very obvious passion that won me over. With Emily, I knew that not only was I in good hands, but in genuinely loving hands. When you are about to become a mother for the first, second, third, fourth time...that's essential. 

Sofia's birth came 8 days before due date and aside from the speed (4 hours active labour) was very text book. Waters broke, contractions lasted 30-50 seconds every 5/6 minutes for an hour, called Emily to come over, sat another hour with her as things progressed - her support was invaluable here as my husband while present, felt lost and like he was unable to help - got into the car with Emily in the back with me for an agonizing ride to the hospital and 30 minutes after arriving, our beautiful daughter Sofia was born. While the birthing process is a bit of a blur, I do clearly remember Emily's presence and guidance which was beyond comforting.  2 years on and Emily has become a close friend and continues to offer incredible comfort and support as we navigate through this incredible and ever changing parenting journey. 

When I became pregnant with our son, there was no question about asking Emily to be our doula again. Things were a little different for the birth as I had a precipitous labour that lasted just over an hour which gave us no time to call Emily or even get to the hospital. Emilio was born in our bathroom and delivered by his father. It was only once we were at the hospital that I got a chance to call Emily and she was there by my side within minutes. We had been told that our son was born with a disability and Emily was a solid source of strength during an incredibly sensitive, life changing time.  I honestly don't know how I would have coped during that time without Emily.

I would recommend Emily in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a doula. They say it's an honour to attend someone's birth...but for us it was an honour to have Emily be there for the births of both our children, and we are blessed that she continues to play a huge role in our journey as a family.

J, F and babies S and E, Dubai

We had heard of the quote "If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it" and we couldn't agree with it more. Being away from family and considering the overly medicalised approach towards pregnancy and labour, we were looking for someone who would bring in a more holistic perspective to this experience.

Emily, with her kind and gentle demeanour, was such great support throughout the pregnancy and labour. Emily was always available we had any questions and shared with us the the information and resources that were very reassuring and really helped us to calm our 'first-time parent' nerves.

Emily's presence, during the birth of our daughter, contributed greatly towards the natural and gentle birth we had hoped for.

We would strongly recommend Emily as a doula, she is kind, caring, sincere, knowledgable and so very helpful.  J, K and baby R, Dubai