My role as your birth doula is to support you to have the most positive experience possible. The way this works is that we meet a few times during pregnancy so I get to know you & your family really well. Each birth is as unique as you, so we work together to find the best way I can support you. This could include information about how the birth process works, talking about previous birth experiences, building up a toolkit of comfort measures, preparing mentally for the challenges of labour, helping you and your partner become an effective team, working with fear-processing techniques to promote calm & relaxation, meeting your young children to help with child care during the birth or any other myriad of issues. I have many years of experiences and feel confident that whatever happens I will be there with you and your partner to help navigate some of the most memorable months of your life.
Then at 38 weeks of pregnancy I go on call for you 24 hours a day and when you need me I will be there to offer continuous support for the whole labour.
My goal is to help you to feel safe and relaxed. I do not lead nor advise, yet assist you to find the right choices for you. I work in a home, hospital or birth centre setting, and work alongside midwives, obstetricians and other professionals to help create the ideal birth team whatever kind of birth you are preparing for.
Fees for complete birth doula package: £800
- At least four antenatal visits
- Continuous labour and birth support
- At least two postnatal visits
- Ongoing email / phone support
Retaining fee 50% of full fee: payable when contract is signed. The remainder of the full fee, payable by 38 weeks into the pregnancy.
What do you do next
If you are interested in having a birth doula, or would like some more information please get in touch as soon as possible. I am often booked up months in advance: