What is a Doula / Birth Coach?
Coaching is a method of achieving set goals. The coach through dialogue helps the coachee (client) to correctly set a goal, to find the best way to achieve the goal and reveal hidden inner potential in a person. The coach does not say how to achieve success, but asks questions through which the client himself finds the solution to his own tasks.
A birth coach or doula is a non-medical member of your birth support team. Their job is to provide support, both emotionally and physically during prenatal, birth and postnatal stages.
Every experience is unique and each birth requires differing support.
How can a Birth Coach help me?
- preparing you emotionally & provide you with resources for birth
- discussing your priorities relating to you & your partner
- create your birth plan & post-natal plan
- mediating with birth teams or multiple support people, including other family members, bringing the team together
- provide support for feeding (breast or bottle)
- work through comfort techniques to manage pain during birth
- gentle massage during labour
- support you through the many challenges that can occur during pregnancy, birth & post natal stages, including trauma & post-natal depression or anxiety
Complete Doula Support – $1,000
- 2 x 90 minute pre-natal visits
- Creation of birth plan
- Creation of post-natal plan, including an individualised support services & network sheet
- On call 24/7 from 37 weeks
- Support for the birth of your baby at your birthing location
- Phone or Skype support for 6 weeks post-natal, including advice for feeding and baby care
- 1 x home visit during the week after birth
- Checklists & worksheets to help you prepare
What areas do you service?
- Melbourne City
- Western Suburbs Melbourne
- Great Ocean Road
- Barwon / Ocean Grove Region
How to book?
Contact me for a FREE no obligation initial meeting to discuss your needs and how we can work together.
It’s recommended that you contact me early in your pregnancy to ensure there is availability, as places are limited.