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Doula Support

What do I do as a doula?

I accompany women in labour to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I draw on my knowledge and experience to provide physical, emotional, and informational support to women and partners. I believe that birth is a normal physiological process and an important journey in a mother and father’s life. I will support you during your pregnancy, labour and postpartum period in whatever choices you make.

I will provide information to enable you to make informed choices and will remain up to date on current research into birth related issues.  I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for comfort. I am independent and as your doula, I am working for you, not for your caregiver or hospital.

 

Initial Consultation

The first meeting is a time for us to meet and decide if we want to work together. It is very important that you and your partner are comfortable with me and with my role in the birth. This initial meeting is free and may be conducted via phone, Skype or in person. It does not obligate you to use my services.

 

Doula Package

My doula package includes prenatal, labour and postnatal support as below:

- unlimited support by phone and email.

- 2 prenatal meetings of around 2 hours each. I can offer childbirth education, talk about the labour, discuss your birth plan, any hopes or concerns that you may have, explore different comfort measures and practice a variety of positions for active birth and optimal foetal positioning.

-  labour support – I will join you whenever you decide you would like support; either at your home if you want to continue labouring there for a while or at the hospital. Before I join you, I will remain in close contact over the phone until you decide you would like me to head over. I offer continuous support during labour and provide comfort measures such as massage, acupressure and counter pressure. I work with your partner and can suggest position changes, help to translate any medical talk, act as a calm presence in the labour room and help you and your partner to advocate for what you want during labour. After the birth I remain with you for 1-2 hours. If you are planning to breastfeed I can help with initial breastfeeding.

- 2 postnatal meetings of around 2 hours each. The specific care I provide is unique to your personal preferences and so varies between clients. Services can include debriefing the birth, help with self-care and recovery, postpartum comfort measures, baby massage, infant care (including bathing, feeding, and swaddling), breastfeeding support, as well as other practical services. Postnatal visits are very much flexible and defined by your particular needs that day.

For further details, please check out my doula agreement. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all.

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