A woman in birth is at once her most powerful, and most vulnerable. But any woman who has birthed unhindered understands that we are stronger than we know.
Our doula package fee is $1800 and includes the following:
Before we begin our journey together, we will meet with you for a complimentary consultation. We will explain our services to you and answer any questions you or your partner/support people may have. You can share with us what you would like to achieve for your birth and how we can best support you.
Prenatal Support and Education
Our package includes two prenatal visits that are approximately two hours long. We will come to your home for these visits at a time that suits you best. We really encourage partners to join these meetings too, so that we can get to know each other before the birth. We will discuss your previous birth experiences and your feelings surrounding these experiences. We will talk about your hopes for your upcoming birth in detail and do a range of activities and comfort measures to help you prepare for your birth day. Together we will come up with a list of birth preferences to ensure that your care provider and other support people are 100% informed of your wishes on the day. We also offer breastfeeding preparation and information in the immediate postpartum period and the Fourth Trimester during these visits.
We will be on call for your birth from two weeks before your estimated due date until the birth of your baby. Once your labour is established, we can come to your home to support you there until you are ready to travel to your hospital or birth centre. We will assist you with position changes for an active birth and use techniques including massage, aromatherapy, relaxation and visualization to help keep you calm and relaxed both at home and at hospital. After the birth, we will hold space for a peaceful, un-interrupted time with your baby. We can also assist with establishing breastfeeding and will make sure you are comfortable and ready for your first night with baby.
Your doula will come to you for two postpartum visits after you have welcomed your new baby Earth side. Every postpartum visit looks different, depending on what you need. We will help you to reflect and debrief your birth experience, help around the house by cooking, cleaning or playing with older kids. If you’d like to, we can also offer support with feeding or hold space for you to fully crack open and listen with empathy and love. We will provide you with helpful information and resources as you begin your new journey as parents and can also provide referrals to other professionals if needed. The first postpartum visit will take place soon after the birth and the second visit will be scheduled for when you will be six weeks postpartum and is our last visit and a chance to say ‘good bye’.
We are committed to making sure that partners never feel excluded or out of their depth during the birthing process. We believe that the role of a doula is to support both parents as a team in all aspects of the pregnancy and birth. This includes giving partners helpful information and helping to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the whole experience. All partners have different desires for their role during the birthing process and this is why our goal is to help every partner feel confident and ready as they begin this wonderful journey alongside you.
Phone and Email Support
We believe that a fully supported client is one to have a positive experience. To support this, our package also includes phone and email support for any questions you may have, throughout your pregnancy, until two weeks after your birth, so you can feel fully supported during your pregnancy and the early days of postpartum.
We are located on the beautiful Gold Coast and can service Northern New South Wales and Brisbane by arrangement. Extra post-natal doula services are also available. Please contact us to book in your complimentary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!