The sessions are in the comfort of your own home and are usually booked as two 2 hour sessions. It is recommended that your partner is with you for at least one of the sessions. These can be tailored to your requirements but typically include:
debrief of previous birth(s)
birth physiology/the road to birth
positions for labour
stages of labour/what to expect
when things are not straightforward
feeding your baby
Antenatal sessions are £75 per 2 hour session or come as part of the birth doula package.
This package includes two 2 hour (approx.) antenatal preparation sessions An on call period of 4 weeks Attendance at the birth until your baby arrives and you are ready for me to leave One postnatal meeting to debrief your baby's birth (and for baby snuggles!) usually during the first week or two following birth. As your birth doula I will be on call from 10 days before your baby's estimated date of delivery (EDD) until the arrival of your baby. During this time I will be available to you via phone call, text or email, I will not book any other expectant mothers during this time so if you book me I will be there! I will attend your home as and when requested and will stay with you, be that at home, hospital, wherever, until your baby is born and you are happy for me to leave. I can suggest different positions for birth, comfort measures and can help explain what the midwife/doctor is saying, give practical and emotional support.
The Hypnobirth Package £950
Includes all of the above plus Hypnobirthing at one of my group sessions; 8-10 hours of teaching, workbook, 7 MP3s, help with birth preferences, refreshments.
The Platinum Package £1400
Includes all of the above plus Hypnobirthing at one of my group sessions; 8-10 hours of teaching, workbook, 7 MP3s, help with birth preferences, refreshments 4 acupuncture or chiropractic treatments during pregnancy 1 acupuncture/mother's warming treatment or 1 chiropractic treatment following your baby's birth Goody bag for Mum 2 pregnancy massages All with therapist that I have met and trust, they all specialise in women's health and pregnancy.
Deposit payable on booking 50% and the remainder to be paid when the on-call period starts.
looking after your baby while you catch up on some much needed sleep
light household duties
helping out with older siblings
a non-judgemental ear
Emergency Birth Doula
For whatever reason you may find yourself wanting or needing a doula right at the last minute. Please call me to see if I can help. I will do my very best to help you out and if I can't I will find you a doula who can!
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