I am happy to tailor a package to suit your individual needs!
Some clients want a couple of extra prenatal meetings prior to birthing their baby, yet other clients want more postnatal sessions when baby has made their way earthside. Sometimes clients want both! This can be arranged and a package can be put together for you.
I do have a standard package that I provide to clients, however sometimes clients need to adjust this to suit their own desires.
My package includes birthing at a hospital, homebirth or birth by caesarean.
- Standard Doula Package
2 antenatal visits
Assistance in preparing a document with your birth preferences/desires (including if you are having an elective caesarean)
I go on-call 2 weeks either side of your (EDD) and I am available 24/7 in that time to offer phone or email support
Continuous support during your labour & birth, including supporting a caeseran birth if needed
Postnatal Care/Breastfeeding support immediately following the birth
1 Postnatal visit
Reliable back-up doula if necessary
I find Antenatal visits extremely import to enable the client and myself to build a rapport and therefore the client will feel more comfortable with me attending their birth.
We discuss your individual needs, preferences and desires for your birth. We can work through any fears you may have. I can offer information and support regarding common pregnancy issues.
In these visits I start preparing a document for your birth preferences, commonly known as a 'birth plan'. I assist you by working through your choices, options and preferences for your birth. We discuss pain management needs, active labour, third stage, and any emergency preferences that may arise also. I make a copy of this document for you to keep, and I keep a copy also which I bring with me when I come to support you in labour.
*please note I can come and support you with an Elective Cesarean. I can meet you before you go to have your baby and immediately after while you are in recovery, or I can come in with you if you choose to have me present.
24 hour on-call service
I go on-call 2 weeks either side of your Estimated Due Date, and will have my phone on 24/7 during this time.
Continuous support throughout your labour and birth
I will come to you at home or hospital whenever you are ready for me to come and start supporting you.
I will support you emotionally and physically, keep you focused and provide you encouragement, as well as any other special requirements previously discussed and noted in your birth preferences document.
Immediate Postnatal/Breastfeeding support
In the immediate hours after birth, I can assist you with skin-to-skin contact between you and baby, and ensuring your baby is attaching to the breast (if you plan to breastfeed). I stay until you are feeling comfortable and confident with this and ready for some quiet time.
I come to visit you at your home (or somewhere else if you desire) to debrief your birth experience, and also to provide any assistance you may need with breastfeeding or baby care you may require. I can offer general baby care hints and tips, as well as information on feeding, settling, bathing baby etc. I can refer you to additional community resources if necessary.
A non-refundable $295 retainer is required to confirm your booking with me as your Doula.
The balance is due in full by your 38th week of pregnancy.
I understand the cost of planning for a baby and therefore I try to help clients where necessary by offering a payment plan.
Please contact me to discuss this.
I am able to arrange extra antenatal and postnatal visits if they are needed for an additional fee, please feel welcome to contact me to discuss this.