Full Doula Support Package

BW Belly  newborn at breast

 

This service is provided to first time mums and includes information about pregnancy and birth. The pre-natal discussions are specifically tailored to the specific needs of the mum and her partner which allow us to build our relationship, which is critical for optimal assistance and trust during childbirth.

Support provided throughout pregnancy:

  • Three or four face to face pre-natal visits (times and duration negotiated with client)
  • Ongoing support via phone, email and skype
  • Pregnancy information and referrals
  • Discussion of birth options and birth planning
  • Relaxation, visualisation, labour and birthing positions and breathing techniques
  • Access to pregnancy and birthing resources (books/DVDs/Networks, internet links)

Support provided through labour and birth:

  • Support in your home and/or hospital, from time required until after birth
  • Physical support including light massage, hot and cold packs, relaxation, breathing and positioning
  • Emotional support and advocacy
  • Facilitating calmness and confidence in the mum and her partner
  • Support to partners (information, options and emotional support)
  • Maintaining a calm and peaceful environment
  • Access to a reliable and experienced back-up doula (in the unlikely event I’m unable to attend your birth)
  • Support immediately after the birth (1-2 hours)

 Support following birth:

  • Two face to face post-natal visits, including labour and birth debrief (times to be negotiated with client)
  • Support for new parents, including referrals to support practitioners (if appropriate)
  • On call phone, skype and email support for first six weeks
  • Opportunity to talk about any issues or worries
  • Practical support & tips including baby care and settling bub

 

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