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 this care, so please write to me and something can always work out.
My fee is: R3500.00 for all the services listed above.