DOULA SERVICES

Why should you hire a Birth Doula?

I aim to be a Birthkeeper; A Birth Friend; A Birth support person; A professional friend and advocate. I believe that every woman should have the chance to birth their baby in an environment of their choosing surrounded by people who will treat her as the expert in her own birth. As your Doula, I aim to form a strong bond with you, so that you can find your birthing power and trust your ability to birth, however, whenever and wherever you wish.

I will support your family to support you.

As a (formerly registered) Midwife (and Birth Nerd), I bring with me over 25 years of previous birth experience. I have worked previously with hundreds of women and would love to share some of this experience with you.

Why Hypnobirthing Doula?

A hypnobirthing course with me will give you a deeper understanding into how the mind and the body work together to birth your baby in a positive and calm way. These additional techniques will give you additional confidence in your ability to birth your baby however and wherever you choose. I will teach you the full Hypnobirthing and Postnatal Support Classes and gently remind you of the techniques during your labour and birth.

What area do I cover?

My Birth Doula support covers all areas of Kent and Medway and I am happy to venture into the London borough of Bexley. Ideally anywhere within an hour’s drive of Chatham!

Hypnobirthing Doula Package

Fee Includes:

  • Initial Meeting to discuss your needs and how a doula can support you with them. I will provide you with an Information Pack containing details of my services.
  • 8 Hour Antenatal Hypnobirthing course (run over 4 Sessions) in your own home.
  • Access to my Library of books, videos and research articles about pregnancy birth and baby care, to support your journey to birth
  • 24 Hour on-call from 2 weeks prior to your due date
  • Continuous emotional, practical and informational support for both you and your partner for the duration of your labour and birth. I will support you through your journey holding and protecting your birthing space. I can help you with the initial breastfeed and help you to establish your baby’s feeding needs.
  • 1-2 Postnatal visits and continuous support by phone or text for one month. (Further visits will attract additional fees.)
  • Hypnobirthing Goodie Bag
  • Hypnobirthing MP3s and Affirmation Cards
  • Hypnobirthing Book
  • Travel costs  up to 50 Miles per trip (then charged at 50p per mile.)
  • Hospital parking fees will be charged separately.

£1250

Birth Doula Package

This package is for those who do not wish to practice Hypnobirthing techniques during their birth or who have completed training with another provider.

Fee Includes:

  • Initial Meeting to discuss your needs. I will provide you with an Information Pack containing details of my services
  • 2 X 2 hour Antenatal Hypnobirthing to assess your needs and wishes for your birth. To get to know one another and to provide useful tips and techniques to support your labour and birth.
  • This can include birth planning assistance to help you clarify your wishes for the birth and to explain different options that may be offered to you.
  • Access to my Library of books, videos and research articles about pregnancy birth and baby care, to support your journey to birth
  • 24 Hour on-call from 2 weeks prior to your due date
  • Continuous emotional, practical and informational support for both you and your partner for the duration of your labour and birth. I will support you through your journey the holding and protecting your birthing space. I can help you with the initial breastfeed and help you to establish your baby’s feeding needs.
  • 1-2 Postnatal visits and continuous support by phone or text for one month. (Further visits will attract additional fees.)
  • Doula Goodie Bag
  • Travel costs up to 50 Miles per trip (then charged at 50p per mile.)
  • Hospital parking fees will be charged separately

£1000

Emergency Doula Package

This Package is for those who are now in need of Emergency support at their birth. Perhaps your partner can no longer attend or a change of circumstance means that you are not going to be having the birth that you planned. It is intended for those who are due date is within the next two or three weeks and is subject to availability.

Fee Includes:

  • Initial Meeting with Information Pack and Client Agreement.
  • 1 Antenatal ‘Getting to know you’ session if time allows.
  • 24 Hour on-call from 2 weeks prior to your due date
  • Continuous emotional, practical and informational support for both you and your partner for the duration of your labour and birth. I will support you through your journey holding and protecting your birthing space. I can help you with the initial breastfeed and help you to establish your baby’s feeding needs.
  • 1 Postnatal Catch up over zoom (Face to face visits will attract an additional fee)
  • Travel costs  up to 50 Miles per trip (then charged at 50p per mile.)
  • Hospital Parking fees will be charged separately.

£600

Doula packages may be secured with a £600 fee to book my time and full payment must be made one week prior to the On-Call period. Please contact me for further details.

Postnatal Care of the New Family Workshop

(This is included in my full Hypnobirthing course)

You can find details on the Hypnobirthing courses page [here]

£75 (in Person)

£50 (On-line)

Postnatal Doula Support

The first few weeks at home with a newborn is a time of great adjustment. I can support you in your postpartum, as you transition to being ‘Mum’. I will support you with loving kindness and will respect your wishes.

Services depend on the family dynamic, but may include:

  • Help and support with feeding, bath time, nappy changes, calming and soothing
  • Providing light meals, prepared in your own home
  • Supporting you in the care of older children.
  • Looking after your baby while you have a nap, a soak in the bath, spend time with your older children or take some uninterrupted me time.
  • Light housework, cooking simple meals, popping to the shops or any other chores to help make your day run more smoothly.
  • I can provide information about local support groups and information
  • As you learn to adjust in these first few weeks, I can provide a caring listening ear.

£25 Per hour (Minimum 2 hour block)

Please do contact me for an initial consultation

NB: As a birth doula I do not bring drugs or medical equipment to your home, nor will I perform any clinical tasks. I come merely in a support role. I can not ‘deliver’ your baby, you will be the one delivering your baby! I am unable to give clinical advice but instead will offer suggestions, information, research and signposting to enable you to make your own decisions about your care. I am not insured to carry labouring clients in my vehicle.

My fees reflect my years of Midwifery Experience and the high quality care that I now offer as your Birth Doula. Postnatal Doula Fees include travel costs.