Doulas are trained, non-medical professionals who provide continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to women before, during and after childbirth, to facilitate the best possible birth experience.
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers... strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.
-Barbara Katz Rothman
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
As a doula, one of the most important things I do is provide you with education that empowers you to take ownership of your conception, pregnancy, and birth experience. This helps you to be your best advocate for your options, the first step of which is to learn what your options actually are!
There's no one size fits all when it comes to pregnancy & birth and each family has individual needs- contact me for personalised packages.
PREGNANCY & BIRTH SUPPORT
My doula support is tailored accordingly and delivered in a way that ensures those needs are met.
This is my standard doula support package:
initial interview without obligation
at least 2 antenatal appointments covering education and information on birth planning and comfort measures for birth - these are informational and practical sessions designed to build confidence and trust
contact and support during your pregnancy - helping you understand things as they happen and feel empowered throughout your experience
access to my library of pregnancy, birth and parenting books and videos
I’m on call for you for 2 weeks either side of your due date
complete labour and birth support
1 postnatal visit to debrief and troubleshoot any early issues
PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND POSTNATAL SUPPORT
This is ideal for anyone who would like to have continued support as they begin their new parenting adventure. Have a smoother start to family life and enjoy the benefits of true continuity of care:
includes everything in the Pregnancy and Birth Support Package (above)
PLUS an additional 9 hours of postnatal support - this could be anything you need, from meal preparation, light housework, help with feeding and settling - whatever lightens your load, I'll be there
Additional blocks of time can be organised, as required.
HOURLY RATE SUPPORT
Are you looking for something more flexible? Just a few appointments? You can book time for any of the following in minimum blocks of 2 hours:
birth plan preparation
additional birth debrief
breech or Spinning Babies consult
Postpartum Planning Sessions are for you if you are feeling anxious about the changes that being a mother will bring.
These sessions will help you deal with the physical, emotional, and social changes of parenthood, leaving you confident that you will thrive as a mother. The confidence that you gain with me helping you to prepare for postpartum allows you to enjoy a safe, supportive, calm postpartum period that will benefit you and your baby both now and in the future.