I really recommend Katie Brown as a doula. I employed her for my second labour and she was fantastic. She supported and encouraged me throughout my labour (natural, just a little gas for the first stage then completely drug free for the second stage). She used the distraction and visualisation techniques we had discussed before the labour and also helped me with massage and hot compresses on my back. Both my husband and obstetrician were very impressed with her and found her very helpful, I wish I had employed a doula for my first labour which was very long and difficult.