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Newborn Baby with Mom

My Doula Services

The most common question I hear is 'what does a doula do?' Doulas provide practical and emotional support to the birthing person & their partner. Whilst doulas are non clinical, evidence shows that by having a doula present it may:​

  • Reduced risk of Caesarean birth

  • Reduced risk of instrumental birth

  • Reduced need for pain relief during birth

  • Reduced rate of induction of labour

  • Shorter labour

  • Increased likelihood of initiating breastfeeding

Source: Doula UK​

 

 

As your doula, my aim is to create a calm & positive environment to allow you to simply focus on your birth. Whilst you are doing what you need to do, I will be in the background making sure you have all you need, supporting your partner and liaising with your midwife.  

 

I am able to teach you self relaxation methods, including breathing techniques, mindfulness & birth hypnosis, as well as how to use massage and aromatherapy to make your labour more comfortable. I am also able to provide information on birth physiology, interventions & pain relief so that if decisions need to be made, you have the knowledge to make the right choice for you & your baby.​ 

 

My birth doula service includes being present at your birth whether that is a home birth or a hospital birth, and I am especially passionate about supporting parents who are planning either a Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) or Elective Caesarean section. 

 

Not only will I be with you for the birth, I will also stay with you until you feel settled with your baby. In this time, I can provide feeding advice, help you shower or be there for any newborn questions you may have. ​

 

So how does it work? As your doula I can provide antenatal support, be present at your birth and also once your baby has arrived. To understand what support you may need and if I am a good fit for you, we will arrange a free informal chat either over zoom or in person. Then if you wish to progress, you can create your own package or choose from one of the packages below:

SERVICES & PACKAGES  

PICK MY BRAINS

Schedule in a one hour session online, where we can discuss anything about your pregnancy or birth. Maybe you have just discovered you are pregnant & would like to understand how to navigate the NHS, maybe you are unsure of where to deliver your baby or perhaps your birth journey has changed. Whatever the reason, I am here to listen and signpost you to the relevant information and/or services. 

INVESTMENT £50The cost of this session will be refunded if you go on to book any of my birth support packages. 

BIRTH PLAN CREATION

A one hour session either in person (30 mins from Brackley) or online, where I will guide you through the birth planning process. This also includes access to my Birth Plan template. 

INVESTMENT £50. The cost of this session will be refunded if you go on to book any of my birth support packages. 

BIRTH PREPARATION 

Consisting of 1 x 3-hour private session delivered either at your home (within 30 mins of Brackley), at my studio in Buckingham or online. This is a bespoke birth preparation package, so you can decide what you would like to be covered. This may include birth plans, breathing techniques, massage for labour, aromatherapy, breastfeeding support or newborn care. 

INVESTMENT £150

BIRTH PREPARATION + BIRTH SUPPORT

This package includes me being present at your birth, whether this is at home or in hospital, alongside 3 hours of birth preparation & a postnatal visit to debrief your birth. I will be exclusively on call from 38 weeks until your baby arrives & available for any questions throughout your pregnancy from point of booking. Price also includes use of a birth pool (subject to availability & you will need to purchase a liner).

INVESTMENT £1200 (discounted to reflect that I am currently a mentored doula)

BIRTH PREPARATION + BIRTH SUPPORT + POSTNATAL CARE 

This package includes 2 x 2-hour antenatal sessions, being present at your birth & 6 hours of  postnatal support. I will be exclusively on call from 38 weeks until your baby arrives & available for any questions throughout your pregnancy & until your baby is approximately 6 weeks old.  Price also includes use of a birth pool (subject to availability & you will need to purchase a liner).

INVESTMENT £1350 (discounted to reflect that I am currently a mentored doula)

CAESAREAN PREPARATION

A 1.5 hour session delivered at your home (within 30 mins of Brackley), at my studio in Buckingham or online. Focused on how to feel confident & prepared for your abdominal birth & your postnatal recovery.

INVESTMENT £75

CAESAREAN PREPARATION + BIRTH SUPPORT

Includes my 1.5 hour Caesarean Planning session & attendance at your birth. Whilst in most hospitals you may only have one birth partner in attendance in theatre, I can support you as you wait and be there with you in recovery (hospital dependant) to help with skin to skin, feeding and newborn care.

INVESTMENT £650

VIRTUAL DOULA SUPPORT

This package is designed for those who would like to access the many benefits of having a doula but may not live locally to me or would prefer to just have their partner present at the birth. It includes 2 x 2-hour antenatal sessions online and virtual support whilst you are in labour. 

INVESTMENT £600

POSTNATAL SUPPORT

This package includes 6 hours of postnatal care delivered in your home (normally over 2 or 3 sessions). This could include practical baby care, feeding support, caring for your baby whilst you rest or looking after older children.

INVESTMENT £150

AD HOC POSTNATAL SUPPORT

Schedule in a session with me, where I can support you with your new babyThis could include practical baby care, feeding support, looking after your baby whilst you rest or looking after older children.

INVESTMENT £25 per hour (a minimum of 2 hours must be booked)

I cover the following areas: Brackley, Towcester, Buckingham, Daventry, Banbury, Bicester, Milton Keynes and Northampton but please get in touch if you are a little further afield.

​These packages are my most popular ones but can be tailored to your individual needs & budget. They can also be combined with The Parent Course, a group antenatal course. I am also more than happy to agree a payment plan, so please do get in touch to discuss.

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