As your birth doula I can assist you with your antenatal preparations. Talking through the process of labour and birth and if you are interested how hypnobirthing techniques could help you to feel calm, relaxed and positive as birth approaches (see hypnobirthing courses).
We build a relationship of trust and I provide a non-judgmental sounding board so that we can talk through your options for the birth and work together to draw up your birth plan/preferences, discussing any worries or concerns as they arise. If you are preparing for a home birth, we will also plan and arrange a safe space in your home ready for the big day!
As the birth approaches I go on call for you (usually from 38 weeks) so that I am ready when you need me.
Once labour begins I provide continuous 1-1 support and reassurance so that you can remain calm and in control.
I encourage your birth partner to care for your needs confidently and in a relaxed manner or I could be your birth partner if you wish. My role at the birth varies from family to family and can include providing for your needs, offering comfort measures, acting as a mediator with medical staff and advocate for your birth preferences, ensuring that you understand any interventions offered and your choices surrounding their use.
If planning a home birth, I could provide care for your other children so that you can focus solely on the birth of your baby.
My Birth Support Package costs: £1,650 (which includes 3 antenatal sessions and 1 postnatal debriefing session).
Additional postnatal support sessions available (see Postnatal Doula Support).