As part of the doula package, I offer 2 antenatal sessions, these sessions are a chance to go over what to expect during labour and gaining a better understanding of the birthing process. This is an opportunity to look at the various comfort measures available, birthing positions and breathing techniques and most importantly how we can work as a team. The antenatal sessions are there to serve you and prepare you for the birth you wish to have as well as going over any concerns or questions you may have.
From 10 days before your estimated due date I will be on call meaning my phone is on and off silent 24/7 and I am never more than a couple of hours away, until your labour starts and your baby is born. The main question I get asked by parents to be is “when should I call”? My answer is whenever you feel you need me, there is no right or wrong time, and you will know when to call when the time comes. Having said that I do like to be kept in the loop when labour begins so I can prepare myself to come out to you when needed. When I receive the call from you or your partner, I come to your home and stay with you if you are having a home birth or travel with you to your preferably place of birth be it a birth centre or labour ward or I can meet you at the hospital if your prefer. I stay with you until your baby is born and you are settled, comfortable and happy for me to leave. You and your birth preferences guide the support I offer.
As part of the birth package I offer 2 post natal visits, this is a great time to help you settle, chat and offer support for any of your needs at this time.
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