The Caring Collective is NOW OPEN
Appointments: 0491 758 428
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONSIDER ME AS YOUR DOULA - LETS CHAT! BOOK IN A FREE PHONE CALL!
TO ASSESS IF DATES AND LOCATION ARE VIABLE.
IF SO, TO MAKE A TIME FOR THE 30 MINUTE IN-PERSON CAFE MEET AND GREET.
Meet face to face! We use this short time to make sure we give each other good vibes! I'll ask you what you hope a Doula can provide for your experience. You can ask me questions to make sure I'm the right Doula for you.
Don't decide on the spot! You then have 48 hours to decide if you would like to go ahead. Then the real business begins!
FROM PREGNANCY TO BIRTH (CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY FROM BELOW PACKAGE)
What are the stages of labour?
What options do I have during my labour?
What options do I have in my birth and my baby?
What role would I like my birth partner/s to play?
What role would my birth partner/s like to play?
Writing your birth plan:
What's a birth plan?
What would your ideal birth be?
What tools would like to implement in different stages?
Choice of contingency plans (esp in the case of high risk pregnancies)?
*It is best if your chosen birth partner/s attend this session.
The labour and birth - ascertaining and addressing fears.
Learning about the effect of fear on the body during labour and birth.
Discussion about any previous births/birth trauma and associated fears for the upcoming labour and birth.
Learning about and deciding on fear reduction techniques to use during labour and birth.
"Letting-go" guided meditation of discussed fears, previous birth trauma and apprehensions regarding the up-coming birth.
Tools to practise and continue the process of letting-go.
For 2 weeks either side of your due date, I will be "On-call". This means I am available 24/7 via phone call, awaiting the onset of your labour.
For non-urgent but pressing questions I am available to you via email and text for the whole duration of your pregnancy.
However, when it is time for baby to arrive, I will be awaiting your call 24/7 ready with Doula bag in hand to meet you at home or hospital.
The time has arrived!
The preparation is now coming into play!
It's time to surrender!
I will be with you and your chosen birth partner/s until you meet your prize, your beautiful baby.
Attendance of the labour and birth until 1 hour post-birth.
Photography optional if you would like any moments captured (decided prior to labour & birth).
Labour and birth can be very unpredictable.
It is important for yourself and all birth partners to come together and debrief.
We will share what we recall, from each perspective all the wonderful and difficult parts of our experiences.
We will celebrate together the privilege of being a part of this precious moment.
AFTER BABY IS BORN (CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY FROM ABOVE PACKAGE)
AN EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS TO HELP WITH MEAL PREP, WASHING, BREAST-FEEDING SUPPORT, CARING FOR BABY WHILE YOU SLEEP/SHOWER/CLEAN/COOK/CRY, WATCH NETFLIX UNINTERRUPTED ETC.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS NOT A CHILD-MINDING SERVICE. YOU WILL NEED TO BE PRESENT IN THE HOME FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE VISIT. (I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ACCOMPANY YOU TO A HAIR/NAIL/SELF-CARE APPOINTMENT AND MIND BABY WITH YOU)
*TO BE USED WITHIN THE FIRST 2 WEEKS POST-BIRTH IF PURCHASED WITH THE ABOVE BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE.
IT IS REQUIRED THAT ALL PACKAGES ARE PAID FOR, IN FULL, PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF OUR TIME WORKING TOGETHER.