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Doula Services

I am a Recognised  Doula who completed her training with Nurturing Births and also a member of Doula UK. I provide Birth Services for mothers and their partners. 

So what is a Doula? The word Doule originates from Greek meaning 'caregiver'. A Doula is basically that, a person who is trained to provide practical and emotional support and information to another woman before, during and after childbirth. 

So what does a Doula do? A Doula can support women and their families in a variety of ways. 

 

Antenatal support: We will meet with the mother and her partner at least twice before the birth to talk through birth preferences, any concerns they may have, information they would like and to get to know one another and build a rapport. From 38 weeks we are on call 24/7 and will go to our client when they ask and stay and support them before they transfer to a place of birth if planning a hospital of birth centre birth or the midwives arrive for a homebirth.

 

 

Labour and Childbirth support: We provide practical, emotional and informational support to our clients, adapting to their needs as required. We offer help and support with comfort measure during labour, such as movement, massage if needed, breathing and positioning. We also encourage  partners to participate supporting the mother to the levels they are comfortable with. Mainly we are there to support, nurture and reassure the mother. We will stay with the family and support with feeding if required, until they are all happy and settled post birth. We also provide a postnatal visit to allow an opportunity to discuss their feelings post birth, provide help with infant feeding and any other areas they might need more support with.

Me with baby Emily 

I offer 3 packages and levels of support:

Virtual Birth Doula support: I provide you with 2 x 1.5 hour birth preparation sessions. This will include Birth preferences, birth preparation, pain management including tips on massage and breathing techniques, what to pack in your hospital bag (if you are having a hospital birth), nutrition during labour, information on Hypnobirthing, information on feeding preferences (which includes how to harvest colostrum). I will be on call for you from 38 weeks to when you give birth (and during birth too if you call me) and postnatally for 3 weeks for you to contact me for any support, or any questions you may have. I will give you and your partner a 1 hour basic Baby First Aid session and a 4 hour (1 hour per week) Baby Massage course online too. 

Cost of this package is £450.00

Basic Birth Doula Support package: I provide you with 2 x 1.5 hour birth preparation sessions. This will include Birth preferences, birth preparation, pain management including tips on massage and breathing techniques, what to pack in your hospital bag (if you are having a hospital birth), nutrition during labour, information on Hypnobirthing, information on feeding preferences (which includes how to harvest colostrum). I will be on call for you from 38 weeks to when you give birth (and during birth in person and until you and your baby are settled with feeding) and postnatally for 3 weeks for you to contact me for any support, or any questions you may have. You will also have a postnatal visit at home to ensure you are settled. 

Cost of this package is £900.00

Deluxe Birth Doula Package: I provide you with 2 x 1.5 hour birth preparation sessions. This will include Birth preferences, birth preparation, pain management including tips on massage and breathing techniques, what to pack in your hospital bag (if you are having a hospital birth), nutrition during labour, information on Hypnobirthing, information on feeding preferences (which includes how to harvest colostrum). I will be on call for you from 38 weeks to when you give birth (and during birth in person and until you and your baby are settled with feeding) and postnatally for 3 weeks for you to contact me for any support, or any questions you may have. You will also have a postnatal visit at home to ensure you are settled plus 8 hours of Postnatal Support which could be in one day or spread out over a few weeks  A 2 hour First Aid course in person and an 4 hour online Baby Massage course (1 hour per week over 4 weeks).

Cost of this package is £1200

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