My doula packages and services are listed below but first...Why choose me as your doula?
Thanks for considering me as your doula. I'm here to explain why I am the perfect fit for you.
Here's what makes me stand out:
I love all things birth. I am knowledgeable and stay up to date with the latest research, making sure you get the most accurate and evidence-based information. I have extensive experience in all sorts of birth scenarios and can provide guidance and support throughout.
Your pregnancy and birth experience is completely individual, and I totally get that. We'll take the time to get to know each other and determine your preferences for your birth, along with addressing any fears, and concerns. As your doula, I really care about your well-being and want to help you achieve your dream birth. Together, we'll create a personalised birth plan that aligns with your values and desires and I will do everything I can to create a safe and nurturing environment where you're heard, validated, and supported.
I have a lighthearted and humourous approach to life and aim to bring joy and positivity to our time together. Laughter can help ease tension and create a relaxed atmosphere in the early stages of labour, contributing to a more positive birth experience. But don't worry, I know when to dial it down and create calm and relaxation in the birth space.
As someone with ADHD, I understand the unique challenges and strengths that come with this. I'm great at navigating potential distractions and staying focused on giving you unwavering support in the birth space. My ability to adapt and think on my feet allows me to be flexible in any birthing situation.
In addition to being a doula, I'm also a certified hypnobirthing teacher. I've got all the tools and techniques to help you achieve a calm and relaxed birthing experience. Hypnobirthing promotes deep relaxation and aims to reduce fear and pain during birth. I can guide you and your birth partner through these practices, to enable you to have the positive and empowering birth that you want!
Home Ed Mama
You might be wondering why I'm mentioning home educating my kids in a section about why to hire me as your doula, so let me explain. For me, home ed isn't about textbooks and maths equations; it's all about fun, creativity and customisation. Just like I adapt my teaching to my kids' individual styles and interests, I bring that same flexibility and open-mindedness to support you during your pregnancy and birth. It has also given me excellent skills in conflict resolution thanks to sibling squabbles, but rest assured, I don't anticipate having to break up any fights at your birth – that's definitely not on the agenda!
It's All About You
Just as I encourage my children to take an active role in their education, I will encourage you to actively participate in your birth planning. To think about what's important to you. I'll provide evidence-based information, help you understand your options and rights, and support you in planning for the birthing experience that aligns with your values and desires. Your choices matter to me and I'm committed to honouring your preferences, even if they deviate from mainstream expectations.
It's so important to have a doula you click with, and with my passion, expertise, empathy, and ability to bring laughter and joy, I'm here to fill that role. It would be an absolute honour to join your birthing team.
BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE
Get ready for an amazing birth journey with my personalised Birth Doula Package. Here's what's in store:
Two Antenatal Meetings: Let's sit down and chat about your wildest dreams for labour and birth. We'll have dedicated time to talk in depth, plan your birth, and get you feeling confident and excited about the big day.
Debrief Session (if applicable): If you've got any past birth experiences, let's chat! We'll have a heart-to-heart session where you can share your thoughts and feelings. It's all about reflecting on previous experiences and creating a customised approach for this birth, just for you.
Monthly Zoom Call: Stay connected with me through our monthly Zoom calls. It's like having a virtual coffee date, where you can ask me anything and everything that pops into your mind. I'm here to offer evidence-based information, support, and maybe a few laughs along the way.
Ongoing Communication: Need someone to vent to or share your excitement with? I'm here for that! Reach out to me anytime via text, email, or phone. I'm available to lend an ear or offer a pep talk whenever you need it.
Assistance in creating a Birth Plan: Let's create a birth plan that's all about you and your preferences. I'll equip you with all the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. Get ready to rock your birth with confidence!
Okay, it's showtime! When your little one is ready to make their entrance, I'm right there by your side.
Here's what you can expect:
On-Call Availability: From 38 weeks onwards, you can call me any time, whether it's day or night, call me the moment labour starts.
Continuous Support: I'll be there alongside you to hold your hand, offer comfort, and guide you through each moment of labour and birth.
Birth Partner Support: Hey, birth partners, I'm here for you too! I'll make sure you're feeling like you're part of a great support system. I've got all the tips and tricks to help you feel confident as you support your partner.
Hypnobirthing: I've got the tools and techniques to help you achieve a calm and positive birth experience however your baby chooses to be born.
Once your little one arrives, our journey doesn't end! Here's what's in store for post-birth support:
Postnatal Visit: We'll have a catch up within the first 2 weeks after baby is born and chat about your birth experience. I'll be there to listen to you, answer any questions, offer information, and of course, admire your new baby!
6 Weeks of Postnatal Support: You've got my support for a full six weeks after your baby arrives. We'll stay connected through text messages and phone calls, making sure you're feeling supported and confident in the first few weeks.
THE ABOVE PACKAGE IS £1550 FOR CLIENTS WITHIN 60 MINS OF ME
THE ABOVE PACKAGE FOR LONDON BASED CLIENTS IS £2050
YOU CAN SECURE THIS PACKAGE BY PAYING A 50% DEPOSIT
IF NEEDED I CAN OFFER MONTHLY INSTALMENTS TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET
SHARED CARE BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE
The Shared Care Birth Doula Package includes everything listed above and more!
Two Doulas: Imagine the advantages of having two highly skilled doulas attending your antenatal sessions. You'll get to know us both personally, forming a deep connection and benefiting from the wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience we both bring.
When The Big Day Arrives: You'll have a dedicated doula alongside you to support you, ensuring you never feel alone. One of us will be with you throughout, offering unwavering assistance, comfort, and guidance. And in those instances when labour becomes an endurance test, both doulas may even be there to provide you with double the strength and encouragement.
The doula I will be working with for your birth depends on your location and estimated due date but no matter which doula you end up with, you'll be in the hands of someone truly amazing. They're all experienced, knowledgeable, and overflowing with love for what they do.
THIS PACKAGE REALLY IS THE ULTIMATE BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE AND IS AN INVESTMENT OF £2550
YOU CAN SECURE THIS PACKAGE BY PAYING A 50% DEPOSIT.
IF NEEDED I CAN OFFER MONTHLY INSTALMENTS TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET
POSTNATAL DOULA PACKAGE
As your postnatal doula, I aim to bring a joy and a whole lot of support to the first few weeks or months of parenthood. I tailor my support to meet the unique needs of your family and offer a wide range of services designed to provide both emotional and practical assistance.
Here's what you can expect from my postnatal doula package:
Individualised Practical Support: I am here to provide practical support as you navigate the joys and challenges of early parenthood. I recognise that every family is different and every baby is different so I adapt my practical support to meet your personal needs.
Newborn Care: Bath time? Nappy changes? I'll show you my tried and tested baby-calming skills and teach you all the tips and tricks to help you become more confident.
Feeding Support: Breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, or a combination of both - whatever your choice, I will be there to support you. From overcoming common challenges to offering practical tips, I aim to help you have a positive feeding journey.
Recognising Normal Newborn Behaviour: Understanding your baby's cues and behaviours can be overwhelming for new parents. I will help you to recognise and interpret your baby's needs, enabling you to navigate their world with confidence.
Rest and Self-Care: I recognise the importance of rest and self-care so I will gladly care for your baby while you take much-needed time for yourself, whether that's having a bath or getting some sleep, I will be there to enable you have the opportunity to rest and recharge.
Sibling Support: If you have older children, I'll help create a balanced environment where everyone feels included and cared for. I can care for your newborn while you spend some time with your older child or I can build a pillow fort to keep the older one entertained!
Practical Assistance: From supporting you during the school run to lending an extra pair of hands at dinnertime, I am here to alleviate some of the everyday pressures that come with parenting. Think of me as an extra pair of hands or as a partner in managing daily tasks.
Evening Support: Evenings can be a challenging time for new parents. I will provide valuable assistance during this period, helping you to feel less overwhelmed and ensuring a calm atmosphere for the entire family.
Overnight Support: Sometimes you just need more sleep and this is where I come in. I will sleep in the room with your baby and look after them overnight. If you are breastfeeding I will bring them to you for feeds before leaving you to drift off back to sleep while I do any changing, burping and settling back to sleep for your little one.
Access to Additional Support: I can connect you with a network of trusted professionals such as lactation consultants, tongue tie specialists, and sling libraries. If you need specialised expertise, I will guide you towards the right resources for your specific needs.
Joyful Companionship: Sometimes, all you need is someone who understands, listens, and brings a smile to your face. I'll be there ready to offer a helping hand, a good laugh, or a heartfelt conversation.