“I know that having a Doula there made such a difference for mum as well as our family”
Our family had a Doula (name removed) involved in my mother's care for over four years from the time of diagnosis of ovarian cancer through to her subsequent death. There were so many layers to our Doula’s work including taking mum to chemo appointments to sleeping overnight in the hospital to support her through the dying process . Over the course of mums illness our Doula also helped with a practical things like assisting with paperwork, navigating the healthcare system and general support in keeping mums home how she liked it to be.She also provided support to me personally supporting my own grieving process during mums last few years and after her death . I know that having our Doula there made such a difference for mum as well as our family.