Postnatal Doula Services
Few life changes will be as big as the arrival of a new baby, so it’s important to feel you’re fully supported. As a postpartum doula, my role is to support you and your immediate family – including any siblings – as you adapt to this monumental shift in your lives.
When I leave you at the end of a visit, it’s my hope you’ll feel a little more relaxed and rested, heard and supported, with a fridge full of nourishing food to keep you going through the rest of the day and night.
Every visit is designed to give you the rest needed when raising a newborn and instil you with greater confidence in trusting your own maternal instincts. No one will know your baby as well as you. Sometimes, it just takes time and a supporting hand to find your way.
Postpartum doula services
If possible, we’ll meet before the birth to discuss your expectations about how your life will be after baby arrives. From that conversation, I’ll tailor a package that offers the most suitable type of care for you. My services encompass five essential areas.
I will be your sounding board as you talk through how you and your partner experienced the pregnancy and birth. This is your chance to express any concern or anxiety you may be feeling.
Feeding is rarely straightforward. I’ll provide guidance around any feeding issues and will help you with any feeding decisions you make. It’s not about right or wrong when it comes to feeding. It’s about taking care of your mental health and making sure you feel supported. I can also help you find professional support you may need for feeding or lactation.
Whether or not you’re getting enough sleep can make a huge difference in how you experience those first few weeks and months. I can hold baby while you get some much-needed rest or we can work together to implement a gentle sleep routine. If baby sleeps too, I can help tidy the house or throw some washing on.
In the chaos of baby’s arrival, nutrition is often the first thing to be sacrificed. But now more than ever, while feeding is established and you’re operating off minimal sleep, it’s important mum and the immediate family have nutritious meals. I can cater to any food allergies or preferences and cook you delicious, balanced dishes.
If you’re having issues around anxiety or bonding with baby, we will use some gentle techniques together, from infant massage to instilling self-confidence, so you know you’re making great steps and decisions in raising your baby.
Since every family has different needs, my packages are tailored to best suit you.
My visits are in 3-hour blocks of time (although I will happily stay a little longer if needed) and I generally visit 2-3 times a week, but this can be tailored to your needs.
- 1-2 visits – $200 per visit
- 3+ visits – $180 per visit
- 6+ visits – $160 per visit
- 8+ visits – $150 per visit
Baby Shower Gift
Mothers receive more than enough bibs and onesies during the baby shower. Spin the focus onto the mum (an experience she’ll remember long after the baby clothes have been handed on).
The new parents will be forever grateful for the week or two of postnatal doula support you’ve bought them. They’ll be crediting you with the space and time they enjoyed to adjust to their new roles as parents for the first time – or adjust to a growing family.
Having a new grandchild on the scene is hard for grandparents who live too far away to be able to offer tangible support. Sending help in your place during those first few weeks or months with a postnatal doula gift voucher is a thoughtful way to support from afar.
Get the support you need in your fourth trimester.