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Qualifications

 

   Birth and Postnatal Doula with the Australian Doula College

Infant Massage Instructor with IMIS.

OMP Course with Optimal Maternal Positioning

Thompson Method Breastfeeding Program for Professionals

BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE IS $2,000.00

 

Birth Doula Services listed below:

 

I initially meet with my potential client or client and partner to have an open and friendly conversation to familiarise ourselves with each other. This is an obligation free meeting that runs for approximately 30 minutes. This provides an idea of whether the client would like to go ahead with my services.

 

 

 

  • Three visits before the birth consisting of 2 hours each (preparation for birth)

  • On call service 24/7 by phone two weeks either side of your due date

  • Optional access to Tens machine (electronic pulsing to assist pain relief)

  • Optional use of Robozo (to assist with positioning during pregnancy and labour)

  • Optional acupressure to support natural induction and use in labour

  • Visualisation cards for home and the birth room

  • Use of Optimal Maternal Positioning exercises while pregnant and in labour

  • Access to a variety of birth books.

  • Option to photograph and video your birth (when I can).

  • Support mum or mum and partner during labour, birth and after until you are happy for me to leave.

  • One postnatal visit. (Support after birth)

 

Visits before birth include:

 

  • Talk about my role as a Doula, what are your expectations of me?

  • Back up Doulas, how this works.

  • Discuss previous births, if any?

  • Address concerns and fears, if any?

  • Discuss options for siblings. What is the plan for them when you go into labour?

  • Birthing education classes or breastfeeding classes, are you doing them?

  • Optimal Maternal Positioning (exercise techniques to create space within the pelvis for a safer, easier and more comfortable birth).

  • How do you comfort yourself when stressed? How do you manifest tension in your body? Having tools to calm and relax you. 

  • Collaborative creation of a birth map or wish list.

  • Discuss with the birth partner, their thoughts, wishes for the birth and how we work as a team.  How the birth partner supports mum before the doula gets there.

  • What to take to the birthing location, what to pack in your bag?

  • Pre-labour at home, setting up stations for this. How you might see your day unfolding when it comes?

  • When to call the Doula?

  • Making the birth space your space!!

  • When in hospital, how we communicate with staff when needing to make decisions?

  • Discuss the benefits of massage and acupressure, how it could help you in pregnancy and in labour. 

  • Visualization and meditation, helps you feel confident, control your breath and feel inpowered for birth.

  • Pospartum care, how you can be more prepared.

 

This is a guide of what is generally discussed, but not limited to, during visits.  The package can be changed to suit your needs.

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Post birth visits:

 

  • Birth debriefing

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Bathing support and tips

  • Settling support and tips

  • Discussing any concerns, supporting mum around these concerns

  • Caring for baby while mum has a rest or shower

  • Light housework and cooking

  • Helping with siblings

These are also a guide, as needs change for each family.

POSTNATAL SUPPORT PACKAGE $700

My postnatal package consists of 10 hours

Visits are a minimum of 2 hours each

Or my hourly rate is $75

Content of care is as above

Of course, the service above can be amended to suit your personal requirements, I am very flexible.

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If you are considering engaging a Doula for the birth of your baby, I would love to speak with you.

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