BIRTH DOULA SERVICES
Practical, emotional and educational support before, during and after your birth
"If a woman doesn't look like a goddess during labour, then someone isn't treating her right"
Ina May Gaskin
During the COVID 19 pandemic, my birth doula package is slightly different, tailored to each persons situation. Do get in touch for more information
I offer the following as part of my Birth Doula Care Package:
Two 2 hour Birth Preparation Sessions, please see here for more information on what these sessions are likely to cover.
Once you have made your booking with me, I am available for texts and phone calls (between 9am-9pm) should you need support or to chat through anything during your pregnancy.
I will be on call 10 days before your due date and three weeks after. I of course will do my best to attend your birth if it is outside of this on call window however I cannot guarantee it.
When you go into labour I will come and join you, stay by your side until your baby is born and you are settled and ready for me to go. My role would be to support you and your birth choices100%, I am there to support your birth partner to support you. In a natural way that is suited to each woman differently I may find myself being there to support emotionally, physically - with massage, pressure points, breathing techniques, or practically, getting the space ready, supporting partners to liaise with the midwives or medical staff, filling up the birth pool, making cups of tea and snacks, taking photographs and more. It's up to you how you would like my support to look. We would cover this during our birth preparation sessions.
One 2 hour postnatal visit a couple of days or a week or two after your baby is born to see how you are doing, to chat and hear how the birth was for you, offer support for breastfeeding, self care or baby care, I can also signpost what support and local services are available to you.