Birth Doula Service
My birth doula service provides support to women and their partners during pregnancy, through labour and birth, as well as the early weeks at home. As a doula I provide you with:- continuous support through labour and birth; assistance creating your birth plan and working through fears and anxieties surrounding birth; and support 24/7 by telephone, Skype, and e-mail during pregnancy and after birth to help ease the transition. My Birth Doula service includes:
FREE Initial interview
When hiring a doula, it is important to find the right person to support you. This is why I offer you the opportunity to meet with me, ask me questions, and see if you feel comfortable with me. This is a decision that could change your birth experience so I want you to feel confident in your decision. To schedule an interview, please call me on 0415 131 682.
3 Prenatal visits, includes birth plan assistance
These visits enable us to develop a friendly, caring and trusting relationship. We will explore your individual needs and wishes, research special circumstances together, discuss expectations and comfort measures and just generally get to know each other. These visits are held in the comfort of your home.
Support by e-mail and phone between visits
If you feel like you need someone to talk to about your pregnancy or impending birth, you are welcome to contact me via phone, skype, or email between visits. Many clients find that they use me as a sounding board when something concerns them and they don't know if they want to "bother" their care provider or not. Then again, sometimes you just need someone to vent to about your pregnancy and I'm happy to be that person!
Continuous support during labour and birth
24/7 on-call availability to attend your birth beginning two weeks before your estimated due date until you have given birth. When you are in labour, you can call me at anytime and I will meet you at home or at the hospital. I stay with you for the duration of your labour as well as an hour or two after the birth to help initiate breastfeeding and answer questions you may have.
Birth Photography (Optional)
If you wish I can shoot glimpses of your labour and birth unfolding naturally in a photo-journal style. I am be sensitive to your needs as a labouring woman; I understand the importance of documenting quietly and unobtrusively. All images are provided to you on a disc or USB.
2 Postpartum visits in your home
In these visits I provide help with breastfeeding and newborn care. We will also review the birth and answer any other questions that you may have.
Unlimited telephone, skype & email support
I am available for you to ask questions by telephone, skype, and email during pregnancy and postnatally.
Access to my lending library
My lending library allows you to choose books to read without the need for going to the library or purchasing books. I have books and DVD's on several different topics including birth, natural birth, waterbirth, HypnoBirthing, VBAC, gentle birth, breastfeeding, books for dads-to-be, story books for big brothers or sisters to-be, and much more. To view full list of titles, see Lending Library.
Use of my labour equipment
Birthing ball, gel heat packs, "heat hug" heat belts, electric oil burner and aromatherapy oils, massage oils, relaxation music, hypno-birthing CD's, TENS machine, birth pool, bush flower essencesand homeopathic remedies.
I am available to provide support to women birthing at Nambour General Hospital, Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, Caboolture Hosptial, and at home births. For more information, please contact me.
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."
- John Kennell, M.D. -