Traditionally, women have been attended by other women during birth and the preparation for birth.  In Australia, 90% women choose to birth in hospital with their husbands/partners as their sole support. Husbands and partners are great, as no-one knows you like your husband or partner.  However, expectations towards them are high – they are expected to know instinctively how to support you in a situation that they have never been in and that they may find confronting and overwhelming.

Modern-day doulas are women who are trained in supporting women through pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.  Their role is non-medical and can include providing you with any information you may need to make decisions, helping you as you decide on your birth preferences, supporting you emotionally and physically through labour and birth, helping you to settle in with your new baby.

The doula’s job is not to replace the husband / partner, but to work with him / her, and enabling him / her to do as much as he / she wants.  Doulas will not only provide reassurance to the husband / partner, but also enable him / her to do as much as he / she wants to do, offering suggestions that may be helpful to the birthing woman.  Doulas also enable husbands/partners to have a break or a sleep if they need.

It is my aim of any doula for the birthing woman / couple to have her / their best possible birth experience and to make the journey into parenthood as smooth as possible.

 

Doula Packages

The initial meeting is free of charge as this is important for you to get a feel for who I am, and whether you feel relaxed in my presence and whether you feel like you can trust me.  Feeling comfortable, and connected with your doula is important, as you need to be able to let go and trust in the people attending your birth.

Following the initial meeting, once you have officially booked my services, we will organise several catch ups before your due date.  These meetings will not only help us building a trusted relationship, but in these meetings we can discuss the different avenues you are contemplating, I teach you some relaxation methods if that is of interest to you, and assist you in developing your birth plan. Naturally I will make all my personal resources available to you for the duration of my services.  These resources include, movie files, books, birthing tools etc.

ON A BUDGET HOSPITAL BIRTH PACKAGE – $700 costs include:

  • 1 pre natal visits (1.5-2 hours each)
  • 1 post natal visits (1.5-2 hours each)
  • Phone and email support
  • On call for birth two weeks either side of your due date
  • Support during labour and birth

*please note this package is only recommended for women who have previously birthed without complications and / or birth trauma.  If this is your first child or you experienced birth trauma I highly recommend to only consider the Silver Birth Package or more.

HOSPITAL BIRTH PACKAGE – $1500 costs include:

  • 1 pre booking visit – to meet each other
  • 3 pre natal visits (2-3 hours each)
    • Exploration of your believes around birth
    • Connection exercises
    • Some Pre-natal education
    • Some Body Awareness Exercises
    • Birth Preparation and Exploration
    • Post-Natal Preparation and Exploration
    • Visualisation & Breathing & Meditation
    • Reiki treatment optional
  • 2 post natal visits (1-1.5 hours each)
  • Phone and email support
  • On call for birth two weeks either side of your due date
  • Support during labour and birth
  • Full access to my resources (excluding the LabourTense Machine – use of Labour Tense additional $40)

HOMEBIRTH PACKAGE – $2000 costs include:

  • 1 pre booking visit – to meet each other
  • 3-4 pre natal visits (2.5-3 hours each)
    • Exploration of your believes around birth
    • Connection exercises
    • Pre-natal education
    • Body Awareness
    • Birth Preparation and Exploration
    • Post-Natal Preparation and Exploration
    • Visualisation & Breathing
    • Meditation
    • Reiki treatments if desired
    • Mini – Mayan Abdominal Therapy Session and self-care if desired
  • Meeting of the birth team  – Midwife, and other friends or therapists
  • Blessingway Ceremony if desired
  • 2 post natal visits (1-1.5 hours each)
  • Phone and email support
  • On call for birth two weeks either side of your due date
  • Support during labour and birth
  • Full access to my resources including LabourTense machine

PAYMENT PLANS

Please note payments will be made in instalments. 30% to be paid with the booking of services and remaining amount in equal instalments within 7 days of scheduled pre-natal visits.  Last payment is due 2 weeks before due date.

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