My name is Letizia Tufari, Leti for short! I am Italian and moved to the UK as a child back in 1990. I live in Wandsworth, South West London, with my English husband and three children. I absolutely love to travel and like organising fun and different family holidays.
Having three births in three years definitely led me to really wanting to help other women going through this very special time. I didn’t know anything about doulas until I had my third child and as soon as I came across them I knew it was just perfect for me. Supporting women and birthing people through this very special time is extremely rewarding and joyous and I feel lucky to have been able to do it as a profession for the last eight years.
I truly believe it is 100% possible for all women to have a really positive birth experience. I learned a huge amount from my three births and all the amazing women and birthing people I have had the privilege to support. Every time I am with a woman during labour I see that being supported and nurtured at this very vulnerable time is what really makes a huge difference to the outcome.
Our bodies have been wonderfully designed over thousands of years to birth beautifully and sometimes in our modern society it’s easy to lose sight of that. My role is to provide you with as much information as possible for you to be able to make informed decisions that you feel really happy with. To help you and your partner feel confident, safe and knowledgeable from the moment the first contractions start to the early postnatal period.
I hear so many sad stories about births that have left mothers feeling like they were totally out of control and felt pressured by some of their caregivers, sometimes even feelings of having failed. Not knowing what is happening can be really scary and in labour even more so. I feel passionately that this should never happen. Whatever you choose for your birth, my job is to be your advocate and make sure your voice is heard. It's your party, everyone else is just an invited guest! Every time I witness a birth I am reminded what a miracle it really is.