During 2018/19 I will be working in a very different way than my usual doula package. This is due to special circumstances which will make committing to being on call 24/7 for 4 weeks duration booked months ahead difficult. However, there will be very few times when I would not be available to attend a birth. Therefore I will be offering the following:-
Antenatal support:- To support at medical appointments, help create birth preferences, signpost to pertinent research and information regarding any ‘special circumstances’ and generally be a knowlegeable sounding board. This will be charged at £30 per hour.
Adhoc birth package:- This will mean that I get to know you and can support you antenatally if you wish, but neither side commit to my attendance for the birth.
This would suit parents who are not sure if they want support or not and would like to make their mind up nearer the time, even as late as ‘on the day’. My fee will only become payable IF you call me to the birth and IF I attend the birth.
My fee will be £30 per hour for any antenatal support required plus £500 for the birth.
Please call me if you would like to discuss and understand this more.
Full Antenatal & Birth Doula Package: On the understanding that I will be working with a back up doula ‘just in case’ – please chat with me for full explanation of this.
- Minimum of 2 x antenatal visits
- Support at medical appointments if needed (extra may be payable dependent on frequency)
- On call 24/7 from 38 weeks to 42 weeks
- Full uninterrupted support for birth from established labour until approximately 2-3 hours after birth to ensure mothers medical needs are completed, she is comfortable and baby has fed and had a wet nappy.
- Minimum of 1 x Postnatal visit.
- Telephone and email support throughout
- Extra antenatal and postnatal hours can be arranged.
My fee will be £1,000
Combined Doula & Hypnobirthing Package:
Combined Doula and Hypnobirthing packages can be arranged with costs for hypnobirthing reduced by 50% if you can fit in on a course with other attendees. If this is not convenient then private 1-2-1 hypnobirthing will be reduced by £100.
Don’t let cost put you off, I feel passionately that all mothers deserve a positive birth and for this reason I offer a number of payment options to help achieve this. I offer monthly payment plans and in special circumstances a bursary is available which is funded by parents who have appreciated my support and paid me more than the set rate in the past.
I also sell Birth Matters MK Gift vouchers which you can ask your friends and family to buy as birthday/Christmas/new-baby gift to put towards your package.
Please call me if you would like to use my services but cannot afford them and we can discuss.