As a doula, I meet with clients for an initial consultation, so that we might get acquainted to see if we feel comfortable together. We discuss your birth preferences, goals and make a plan. I will want to become familiar with your desires, including your preferred labour management options, helping you formulate a birth plan if desired and your preferences for newborn care. It is also important for me to know your own best ways of coping with anxiety and fatigue. Informational / educational support is another aspect we can cover. Many families want to review comfort measures, breastfeeding and baby care. I am available by phone or email if you have questions or need resources from my lending library.
During labour I will support you through the process of giving birth. Utilising techniques to best nurture you and reminding you of your birth preference whilst helping you to release and let go. I will remain with you until your little one is born and nicely settled. I’m always available by phone WhatsApp or email for any support in breastfeeding and questions about self-care. We normally meet 6 to 8 weeks postpartum to go over your birth story and reflect on the whole experience.