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At least two antenatal appointments but more where possible
To talk about your birth wishes, debrief previous experiences, discuss any particular fears or concerns. Signpost any local groups, experts or services you feel you may benefit from.
On call 24/7 from 38 weeks of pregnancy
During this time I will be on call for you as soon as you go into labour and with you within an hour and a half (much sooner wherever possible). I’ll attend from as early in labour as you feel you need me. Throughout labour and birth I will be an advocate for your birth wishes, support you (and your partner if you have one) to make informed choices. Empower you to birth your baby and if you have a birth partner I will guide them to be the birth partner you both want them to be. Helping with relaxation and support techniques. And supporting you both through the unpredictability of labour and birth when things don’t go exactly as you’d planned for medical reasons. I’ll then stay with you until you and your baby are settled and feeding happily.
If you would like me to I can capture some images of those special moments during labour, birth and the first few moments after your baby is born for you to look back on when you’re ready. We’ll discuss this in one of our antenatal sessions so I know if this is something you’d like or absolutely not.
One postnatal appointment
We’ll use this time to debrief your birth experience if you’re ready to, signpost any further help or expertise needed, provide breastfeeding support AND I come bearing gifts!
A back up doula
As a doula, your impending labour and birth holds incredibly high importance in my life and it’s incredibly important to me to be there. However I am only human, so in the unlikely event that I was ever unable to attend the birth due to sickness or a family emergency I will ensure there is a back up doula on standby who you will get to meet during one of our antenatal appointments.
During our whole doula/client relationship I will be available by text, email or phone to help with any questions you have or any support you need.
£350 (this is a reduced rate while I complete my mentor program)