Investment – from £800
Booking me as your doula to support you throughout your pregnancy will put me by your side from the day we sign our contract until your baby is born, and then for some weeks after. Through a combination of in person, and digital communication methods, we can establish your hopes, dreams and fears for your unique and incredible journey.
You will benefit from my recent and ongoing experience of navigating local hospitals and birth provider teams, as well as my links with other local doulas, the Central Cheshire Maternity Voices Partnership, and other local support organisations such as Motherwell Cheshire CIO.
With my support you will be able to get a clear idea of your birth preferences and how they might apply to different infection control scenarios, but most importantly you will be able to approach your birth confidently as the occasion requires.
You will enjoy the benefit of planning a sumptuous 4th trimester (the period after your baby has arrived, where you will bond and recover) We will discuss what support you might require and make sure that you have that support lined up to call on as and when you need it.
If you are taking this journey with a significant other, my support includes them as well, we can talk all together or separately about whatever subjects you need to explore, which need not be only pregnancy birth or 4th trimester related.
I’m a bit of a book hoarder, which means I have an extensive and growing library of pregnancy, birth and early parenting books, which I take great pleasure in selecting from for you to read or borrow as a reference.
When you reach 38 weeks gestation and until your baby is born, I will be on-call for you. This means that at any time of day or night, you can call me to provide the support we will have agreed, as you need it through your labour. This support will be tailored to whatever suits you and your birth preferences.
You will benefit from a confidence and surety in your body’s ability to birth your baby in whatever circumstance.
Shared Care & Back up Doulas
When you contact me, there’s a chance that I already have birth, postnatal or family commitments in my diary. Locally there are a number of other doulas I am proud to call friends who I will happily refer you on to, enlist as a backup for a few days of unavailability, or in some wonderful cases work with them in a shared care scenario.
As a general rule, if I need a backup doula, I will arrange that at no additional cost to you, but a shared care scenario will require a slightly larger investment on your part, (but not double), in the region of £1000 depending on the team that eventually comes together.