Doula Services

A doula is flexible in the kind of care she provides to each woman and her family. Every pregnancy and birth is unique and so I have created a few different packages for the services I offer. 

I have experience in care during pregnancy, childbirth and in the postnatal period. This means I can tailor each package to suit your individual needs if required. 

With my training in midwifery, I have a vast wealth of knowledge. I will share this with you to help empower you to make the right decisions for yourself. If I don’t have the answer to your questions, then I know where to go to find them. 

I once joked with a friend that, to be fully prepared for childbirth, you’d need to complete a midwifery degree. The more I think about it, it is kind of true. However, 9 months is a very short time to cram all that knowledge in to. And how do you discard the parts that aren’t relevant to you? 

That’s where I come in. 

I use my knowledge and experience to help guide you through your journey. I will highlight the relevant information, as well as making you aware of the choices you have in childbirth. I will be your guide, your support, your advocate, someone to lean on, someone to cry with, someone to laugh with and someone to quietly whisper that you can do it when everything seems to be too overwhelming. 

It is important that you feel comfortable with your doula so I offer a free initial meeting either at your home or a nearby cafe if preferred. This gives us the chance to discuss what type of support you are looking for and how I can help you. 

Below are the packages and services I offer. If you have any specific requests that aren’t listed here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the contact page. 

 

 Antenatal Empowerment 

 I will encourage and empower you to advocate for yourself. 

I will help you prepare for your birth and encourage you to ask the right questions during the antenatal period and during labour. 

Nothing is more empowering than making important and informed decisions for yourself and for your family. 

 Pregnancy Only 

  • Up to 6 meet ups to discuss your birth plans, create a birth wish list, provide support and help source research and evidence supporting your birth plans 
  • Regular communication by text or email to answer any burning questions you have along the way 
  • Access to my pregnancy and birth book library 
  • My attendance at 1-2 of your antenatal appointments (if you feel you need the extra support) 
  • A tailor made online folder, filled with research and information that I feel you will find helpful, throughout your pregnancy and birth. 

 This package is £400 

 A deposit of £200 to be made once the booking is confirmed. Payment of remainder of £200 to be made by 37 weeks of pregnancy.

 

 Birth Empowerment 

Pregnancy 

  • 1-2 meet ups to discuss your birth plans and help create a birth wish list if desired (1-2 hours each time) 
  • Regular communication by text or email to answer any burning questions you have along the way 
  • Access to my pregnancy and birth book library 
  • My attendance at 1-2 of your antenatal appointments (if you feel you need the extra support) 

Birth 

  • I will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the 38th week of your pregnancy 
  • As soon as you feel you need me with you, I will be there for you and will stay until you no longer feel you need me 
  • I will support both you and your partner throughout labour and birth, ensuring that you both rest when you can and keeping you both well nourished and hydrated 

After the birth 

  • 1-2 home visits where I can provide support with breast feeding, show you how to bath your baby and much more. This will also provide time to talk about the birth and go over any details you wish to discuss further. (1-2 hours each time) 
  • I will be available regularly by text and email to provide support and advice for up to 4 weeks after the birth 

This package is £700 

A deposit of £300 to be made once the booking is confirmed. Payment of remainder of £500 to be made by 37 weeks of pregnancy.

 

Antenatal & Birth Empowerment 

Pregnancy 

  • Up to 6 meet ups to discuss your birth plans, create a birth wish list, provide support and help source research and evidence supporting your birth plans 
  • Regular communication by text or email to answer any burning questions you have along the way 
  • Access to my pregnancy and birth book library 
  • My attendance at 1-2 of your antenatal appointments (if you feel you need the extra support) 

 Birth 

  • I will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the 38th week of your pregnancy 
  • As soon as you feel you need me with you, I will be there for you and will stay until you no longer feel you need me 
  • I will support both you and your partner throughout labour and birth, ensuring that you both rest when you can and keeping you both well nourished and hydrated 

After the birth 

  • 1-2 home visits where I can provide support with breast feeding, show you how to bath your baby and much more. This will also provide time to talk about the birth and go over any details you wish to discuss further. (1-2 hours each time) 
  • I will be available regularly by text and email to provide support and advice for up to 4 weeks after the birth 

 This package is £950 

A deposit of £400 to be made once the booking is confirmed. Payment of remainder of £550 to be made by 37 weeks of pregnancy.

 

I truly believe that every woman should have a doula throughout pregnancy and birth. If you are on a low income but would still like to have the support of a doula please get in touch. We can discuss more flexible payment options.