Prenatal, Giving Birth & Postnatal Services to assist you, as little or as much as you need, at affordable rates.
So you have just found out your pregnant! Congrats, exciting news, overwhelming & most challenges if any can be overcome, as the light shines in at the end of the tunnel. Its very different for each mother & every birth is unique & if your fortunate enough to have more beautiful children you'll have great awareness in place already. I certainly wish the best for you & the weeks ahead is a great time to gather valued information, so you can make informed decisions along the way. To feel confident with possible changes you face, that you may have not considered. As a Doula we can help you narrow down all the important information & there are no silly ?'s. Rest Assured that there are other networks & professionals available to help on this beautiful journey. Not all the topics listed below will pertain to your situation, it is just a guide of things that can come up or you need more information on.
Hormonal changes - Morning sickness that lasts all day - Food fetishes & dislikes - Healthy choices - Natural Vitamins
Body Beautiful - Exercise - Massage & Self Massage - Intimate Connection - Breast Feeding
Midwife or Doula or Both - Prenatal tests - Obstetrician or no Obstetrician - Knowing your Rights
Hereditary Symptoms - Medication alternatives - Natural or Medical Model - Work, Sex & Play
Going it alone - No parents or support - IVF - New Resident - Refugee Status - Oh My Goodness.....
Times have changed and things do seem more complicated since I had my Children and I was lucky enough to utilise natural birthing centres in Melbourne & Adelaide at the time without any complications. Several of these public birthing centres have now been closed down, but some new independent ones are being more privately established, charging reasonable rates. It really depends on your location, which state you live in and what works for you. Choosing a Home Birth is the ultimate way to feel at home with a midwife delivery & Doula support. If hospital is the preferred option or complications arise, there too its important that you feel at home as much as possible and create a safe homely environment.
Things to Consider..........
Choosing a Natural Birth - At home - At a Birthing Centre - In the public system - Private Hospital - Legislation for Midwifes - Doula information - Partner Support - Other Support People - How many is to many? Obstetricians' working with midwife's - Repour with Hospital staff - Help in the home -Domestics - Meal plans
Birth Plan - Opting for a drug free & no intervention birthing experience - this is you & your baby's moment - Trust your intuition - Partner Discussion - Partner Support - put all steps in place - Labour stages - Freedom of movement - Water Birth - Labour support - Labour Environment - What to take - Back up Plan - Cutting the cord - Bonding - Afterbirth blessing - Creating a loving & spiritual space - Going Home
Preterm Birth - NICU - Baby Development - Health Concerns
Choosing a Hospital Birth - Medical Model - knowing the outcomes of your procedures - Wanting to have Pain Relief - What comes next? - Monitoring & Intervention - Induction - Possible Cesarean - Risks Involved - Emergency Procedures - Feeling comfortable & Supported - Partner Awareness - Obstetrician Care - Staying in Hospital
Its now evident that a Miracle has actually taken place, this divine being is no longer inside your body and has a personality all its own. A special time to really appreciate your birthing experience & your baby is needing all your loving attention. Your partner is in complete awe of you both & feeling very proud of himself & is ready to help in most cases. Your getting all the practicalities in place & exploring this deep discovery of what being a mother is all about. A precious time to Bond with Peace & quite in an extended womb, with no major distractions & then its time to function in the world with your new family & Blessed Baby.
Recovery Mode & lots to do.........
Initial Post Natal Care - Quick or not so quick recovery - Healing Support - Muscle Repair - Prioritise - Nutrition - Infection Prevention - Breast Feeding Support - Baby Bonding
Post Natal Pregnancy - Getting to know your Baby - Attending to your Baby's Needs - Health Checks & Visits - Multitasking - Visitors - family & friends - Domestics - Shopping - Cooking - Time to Think, Feel & Connect to yourself & partner - Lack of Sleep - Demanding Baby - Divine Baby - Possible Birth Trauma - Not Coping -
Self Care & Reflection - Body therapy - Closing the Bones, Ritual & Debrief,
Being Normal - Back to Work - Stay at home mum - its all normal your just adjusting to a big change in your life.
Doula translates as woman servant or care giver.
Being able to support families through this time is a complete honour & there is always things to do to help. It is a learning experience to become a Mother & Father & there is no shame to welcome some emotional & physical support. To offer Friendly companionship, utilise some educational tools and even help with the domestic chores. To discuss the birth & any worries or concerns to do with your baby & yourself. For example how I can assist you at the birth? Would you like holistic support like massage etc. Are you interested in Alternative Therapies, Blessings & Rituals on offer, Looking after baby & siblings while you rest. Breastfeeding advice, milk nutrition, bottle feeding, sleeping routines, bathing & dressing. Assisting you & baby at health checks. Just having a shoulder to cry on if need be and supporting any mental strain in complete confidentiality. Its really about Mothering the Mother & doing whatever you want & need to take care of you & your baby. Truly Beautiful. DebraE☆Doula is here & happy to help
DebraE☆Doula Support Packages
Meet & Greeting you & your partner is at no cost to you either over coffee or at your home. Prenatal Visits = Educational Kit, Open discussions, Q&A's, videos, network advice. can join you at health checks/tests, hospital labour ward visit, midwife/Obstetrician introduction. Create your Birthing Plan & Emergency Plan. Massage, Yoga, Meditation & Breath work options, Partner work, eg. Directed Breath for pain relief. Ceremony options? Blessing Way. Mental Health resources to help keep you on track for peri natal or post natal depression. Birthing Support = either right beside you or in the background supporting you & your partner. following your wishes & creating a safe positive space & advocacy for your miracle Birth. Dressing the Room. Snacks & Hydration. Attending to any practicalities. Water or Lotus Births. Holistic support eg. massage/aromatherapy/breathing. Placenta Blessings, plantings encapsulation/tinctures for nutrition. Postnatal Visits = check in after a day or two & see how your going in the extended womb. Breast Feeding Support & Nurturing Meals, Body Therapy options eg. Closing the Bones. Debriefing with a lovingly held treatment. Home assistance for you, your baby & family. Health Checks & domestics. Just to be there for emotional support, rest & help in anyway I can. Things to think about = visitors who? how many? how long? return to work? How can your partner help and willing to do?
Doula Support No. 1
Doula Support No. 2
x2 prenatal visits Birthing Support x1 postnatal visit Price is $1250
x3 prenatal visits Birthing Support x3 postnatal visit Price is $1500