Free Consultation - Online via video call or in your home
I offer a free consultation where we can meet at your home or via online video call via whatsapp, zoom or microsoft teams in order to get to know one another and see if I am the right Doula for you. I would always encourage you to consult with a few Doulas to find the perfect one (or two) for you and your family.
Online Antenatal & Online Hypno-Birthing and Mindfulness Course
I have two very comprehensive online antenatal courses which can be done from the comfort of your own home or in fact taken with you wherever you go on your mobile device, so that you can fully prepare for your wonderful birth journey, you can educate yourself about birth and techniques to help you have a really wonderful birthing experience, that is calm and relaxed, no matter where you choose to birth your baby. To see the course content of my online courses and to sign up for them click here.
Online Doula Support
I am happy to offer online doula support during the covid 19 outbreak but also at any other time. I can support you as a doula via video call whenever you need. We can have regular antenatal sessions in the lead up to your birth, hypno-birthing classes via zoom and I can be there with you on a screen for as much of your birth as you would like me to be.
I offer a free consultation where we can meet at your home to get to know one another and see if I am the right Doula for you. I would always encourage you to consult with a few Doulas to find the perfect one (or two) for you and your family.
As a Doula, I Do Not:
Perform any clinical tasks
I am not a midwife so I will not perform any clinical tasks in my role as your Doula. I do not give medical advice but I can direct you to studies and literature and videos that can help you to make informed decision about your care.
Phone & Email Support
I provide phone/text/message and email support to my clients throughout pregnancy, early labour and after birth. I can provide helpful resources and information, links to studies, helpful websites and support groups and practitioners that you may feel you need.
2 Prenatal Visits
I like to schedule 2 prenatal visits with my clients. I can come to your home or meet you in a convenient place. This gives us an opportunity to get to know one another, for me to hear your hopes and wishes for your pregnancy, birth and life as a parent. We can discuss any questions you may have and I can provide you information about the path to birth, practical tips for early parenthood and how to communicate effectively with medical professionals so your wishes are heard.
Cranio-Sacral, Massage and Modern Acupuncture Appointments
I can provide treatments in the comfort of your own home or at one of my clinics during pregnancy and following the birth for any of the family that feel the need.
I provide one to one care for mothers during labour. I am there to support you during your labour as a lay person, whatever that may mean to you. Perhaps taking photographs or filming the birth for you, it may mean making sure you are offered water and snacks. Perhaps suggestions for changes in position that might make you feel more comfortable. I am there to support you and your decisions so that you feel heard and understood by medical staff, by family. It may mean caring for other children whilst you are in labour. What I will always endeavour to be is a calm, caring presence who stays with you and has your back as you go through your amazing journey to becoming a mother.
Make decisions for you
I am there to help you make informed decisions. I want you to feel that you are in charge of making your own informed choices and am happy to provide information, studies and signpost you to experts. I am not there to make your decisions and so will not project my own beliefs on to you.
Speak to the staff on your behalf
Unless we have discussed about specific situations in which you would like me to speak to the staff on your behalf, I aim to support and champion you to be in charge of your own birth story. I am there to support you to find your voice.
Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience
I am there to support you in your birth, whatever form that may take. I will support you in whichever feeding style you choose. I am happy to provide you with information and evidence based research if you would like me to do so, so that you can make informed decisions and feel happy with your choices. I will not project my own beliefs onto you. This is your story and I am here to fully support you in your journey.
Please contact me for my pricing structure and availability or to schedule a meeting
Baby’s first feeding Support
After your birth, I will remain on hand to support you for your baby's first feeding, no matter which path you choose for your family.
Postpartum follow-up visit
We can schedule a follow-up visit when you are settled at home. A chance for you to talk through your birth and voice any questions you may have.
I am happy to help you with overnight care. Be this helping with feeding, settling, company. I will work out set hours with you that incur a standard rate plus travel expenses.
I am happy to help you with postpartum support. This may include feeding support, practical help around the house or with newborn care, help with childcare We can arrange hours that suit you.