What is a Doula?
A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to a person during their pregnancy, the birth of their child, and just after the birth.
Doulas do not perform clinical tasks, like fetal heart rate assessment or cervical examinations.
Parents who are supported by a doula during pregnancy and birth tend to have lower rates of medical interventions during their labors, including assisted deliveries and cesarean births. They also tend to feel more bonded with their newborns, and their babies tend to breastfeed longer and more exclusively.
Two to three antenatal sessions
Assistance in creating a birth preference document
On-call 24-hours from 10 days before your due date until your baby is born
Unlimited e-mail and telephone support
Continuous emotional, physical and informative support during labour and birth
One to two postnatal session (more if needed)
Consultation via phone or e-mail during the first 6 weeks after the birth
I would never want to exclude anybody from my doula services as I passionately believe that every women who needs support during labor and birth and in the postpartum period should have access to it, so please write to me and we can always work something out.
My fee is : NZD: $800.00 for all the services listed above.
I do require a $200.00 non-refundable deposit upon signing our letter of agreement and the remaining $600 in full by 36 weeks to secure my on call services.
Postpartum Doula Services
The postpartum period is an intense but also very sacred and my job as a postpartum Doula is to help you hold that space as you readjust to a new normal this means helping with things like:
Light household chores
Postpartum meal prep
Holding space for all of you
Helping with bottle feeds
Looking after little one while you rest
Help finding other professionals you may need (Lactation consultant, massage therapist, etc)
Each in-home session takes between 2 and 3 hours, depending on your needs.
1 in-home session = NZ$ 140.00
2 in-home sessions = NZ$ 250.00
3 in-home sessions = NZ$ 360.00
Extra sessions hired after the third one: NZ$ 100.00 each