My birth package is designed to give you confidence that you will be supported right from pregnancy, through your birth and into the early weeks as you find you feet with parenting. It includes two ante-natal sessions, attendance at your birth, and two post-natal sessions to help you get settled into life with your new arrival. Ante-natal and post-natal sessions are generally around 1-2 hours long. Birth, well, that's up to your baby....x
Growing and birthing a baby is an incredible experience, but it can be daunting and confusing at times. If you are being bombarded with information and don't know how to make sense of it all, we can help do this in our ante-natal sessions so that you can focus on relaxing and preparing for your birth. I will go on call from 38 weeks and remain on call until you have birthed your baby, then come to visit you twice to support with feeding and anything else you need.
All families are beautiful. If you are expecting a new arrival, whether or not you or your partner, if you have one, will be birthing the baby, my birth package is adaptable to all families who would like a substantial level of support through a time of transition and growth. We do not all grow our families or our babies the same way, and if we all feel I am the right doula for you I will work to provide information, practical tips and emotional support that is as unique as you are.
When you need a little extra support, a doula is there to help in so many ways.
£10 per hour, minimum booking of 4 hours
We call it 'mothering the mother' and it's a phrase used a lot in doula circles. It's a wilderness, this thing we call parenting, and most of us are doing it without the loving guidance we once would have had when we lived with close relatives all around us. I draw on my experience as a mother, friend and breastfeeding peer supporter to help me support families, but mostly I look to the families themselves and I try to listen and respond.
From feeding support, to cooking, information about caring for your newborn when you are overwhelmed by all the baby books, someone to cry and drink tea with or some pampering because you just made a person and you deserve it. Whatever you need to help you feel cared for, that is what a doula is there for. My clients do a wonderful job of caring for their babies, and I want to build them up and help them reconnect with their instincts. You've got this, and I've got you.x
I work in and around Newport, Cardiff and Bristol, so give me a call for a no-pressure, non-judgemental chat. I look forward to hearing where you are in your journey and finding out if I'm the right doula for you. Ella.x