The role of the postnatal doula involves settling you into your new role as a mother be it the first or 9th time around. I will be fully present and available for the mother and immediate family offering practical support and information. The post natal doula will nurture the mother, allowing her to blossom into her new role in an environment that promotes love and bonding to ensure a firm foundation is set for the journey ahead.
The same as the birth doula service, I offer a free initial consultation to get to know each other. During this initial meeting we will touch upon your birth experience, a little background information and discuss how you would like a doula to help and support you to enhance your postnatal experience.
The postnatal package includes new born care support, baby-wearing, feeding, watching baby allowing you time to have a shower or nap or just some time for yourself, help with siblings allowing you time to bond with your new baby, nutrition specific to the postpartum period, light housework will be considered to ensure the smooth running of the household and someone to have a cuppa and chat with. I also offer sealing ceremonies, postnatal massage and belly binding at an additional cost to complement the postnatal period.
The Postnatal doula package includes 10 hours of support for £150 or 20 hours for £250. After the initial 10 hours, support can be purchased for £20 an hour (minimum 2 hours) for as many hours as you feel you need.