AS YOUR BIRTH DOULA, I'LL WORK CLOSELY WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO PREPARE YOU FOR THIS TRANSFORMATIVE AND MIRACULOUS EVENT.
Our meetings will be face to face in your own home to ensure you and your family feel relaxed having me there. My goal is to connect with you, reassure you, support you and get to a point where you feel completely comfortable with me and confident about the birth of your child.
During this time, we will also be looking to unpack birth programming from your birth stories, previous births (if you have other children), family, friends and the environment around you to be able to bring you back into your body’s true power. We’ll work together, so that when you walk into your birth space, you’ll do so with a positive, calm, trusting heart, mind and body.
AS YOU'VE PROBABLY ALREADY DISCOVERED, EVERY MOTHER HAS A DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE CHILDBIRTH STORY.
Some good and unfortunately, some bad. Although, I believe with preparation and support you will have the best birth experience possible and one that can be treasured.
As your Birth Doula, I will help you (and your partner) in the following areas:
We will delve into your birth mindset, discussing your expectations and fears about childbirth. Together we will work through the birthing process, applying it directly to how your body works and answering all of your questions. We’ll consider the hospital system and obstetrics in conjunction with local care providers and then prepare a thorough birth plan that meets your exact needs and wants. Knowing what to expect and feeling safe will minimize your stress, allowing you to be present, in the moment.
Whether you’ve decided to have a home birth or attend a Birth Centre or Hospital, it is my job to make your birthing space feel comfortable and familiar. We can do that by using lights, oils, music as well as any other birthing aids.
Having continuity of care during labour and birth can reduce the need for interventions. Therefore, to ensure you feel supported at EVERY stage I can be there for you in the first stages of labour, at your home, prior to you attending the hospital (if you wish).
Once at the hospital I’ll be there to support you throughout your labour and then immediately after the birth, allowing you time and space to feel totally comfortable and relaxed within yourself and with your baby. After your baby’s first feed, I’ll help you with your own needs; such as having a shower or something nourishing to eat and drink.
Let’s get you booked in and start getting to know each other.
"IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD".
Throughout history, children have been raised in communities, surrounded by extended family and friends. So why now, are we expected to perform this vital role in isolation?
As your Postpartum Doula I will help you plan for what comes after the birth well before your due date. I have also put together a postpartum support mechanism for you that I wish I’d had 20 years ago.
As an essential part of “your village”, I’ll be there to support you and honour your needs. We can look at what practical support you may need as well as rituals and extra healing you may be interested in. A package will be tailored to suit you and your family’s needs. Each experience is unique, so each package is unique. This can be a stand-alone arrangement or as part of a Birth-keeper package.
CHERISH THE MEMORIES FOREVER.
Not only can I be the support you need during birth, but I'm also a professional birth photographer. We can discuss all the key moments you want captured.