• What is a doula?

    A doula, or birth attendant, is classified as a non-medical professional. She provides a range of support depending on her own unique skills and experience. This usually includes physical, emotional, informational and spiritual support and advocacy to the pregnant woman and her partner and family, through pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

     

    Doulas aim to empower clients to have positive birth experiences and provide support for early parenthood.

     

    Studies have shown that the presence of a doula during labour leads to reduced intervention and shorter labours.

     

     

    My aims as a doula are to work with you to:

    • expand and grow your trust in yourself, birthing your own intuition;
    • show you a potential 'map' of the birth terrain, so you can make informed choices about the path you would like to take;
    • hold space for you while you birth;
    • but most importantly, support you in the way you would like to be supported so you can approach your birth feeling physically, mentally and emotionally safe.

     
    Fully nurturing your intuition or self-trust sets you up to flow naturally into a normal physiological birth, and through this transformation, or Rite of Passage, to become a confident and deeply intuitive mother.

  • Doula packages

    ALL PACKAGES CAN BE DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS

     

     

    Doula support is all about YOU!

     

    I offer the first 30 minute call or face to face meeting for free.

     

    Most doulas offer a limited number of visits before and after your birth. My aim is to design a package to specifically suit you and your needs for this individual birth.

    I offer the below packages as an indication of my pricing. Please book a meet and greet session to further discuss your individual needs.

    pregnant woman looking for doula support

    "Essential Nurture"

    • 4 prenatal preparation visits (2hrs each)
    • 4 weeks of oncall 24/7 around your due date
    • attendance at your birth including support at home in early labour
    • 2 postpartum visits including a birth debrief (2hrs each) - to be used within 12 weeks of birth
    • telephone, text and email support throughout your pregnancy and postpartum

    $1800

    $600 booking fee

    $600 due at 28 weeks

    $600 final payment due at 34 weeks

    pregnant woman finding additional doula support

     

    "Special Nurture"

    • 6 prenatal preparation visits (2hrs each)
    • 4 weeks of oncall 24/7 around your due date
    • attendance at your birth including support at home in early labour
    • 2 postpartum visits including a birth debrief (2hrs each) - to be used within 12 weeks of birth
    • telephone, text and email support throughout your pregnancy and postpartum

    additional prenatal sessions for those dealing with particular fears, and for those needing extra debriefing from previous births

     

    $2160

    $720 booking fee

    $720 due at 28 weeks

    $720 final payment due at 34 weeks

    pregnant woman tuned into her own intuition

    "Goddess Nurture"

    • 12 prenatal preparation visits (2hrs each)
    • 4 weeks of oncall 24/7 around your due date
    • attendance at your birth including support at home in early labour
    • 4 postpartum visits including a birth debrief (2hrs each) - to be used within 12 weeks of birth
    • telephone, text and email support throughout your pregnancy and postpartum
    • Mother Blessing

    $3600

    $1200 booking fee

    $1200 due at 28 weeks

    $1200 final payment due at 34 weeks

    pregnant woman healing her tokophobia

     

    "Intuition Nurture"

    • 12 prenatal preparation visits (2hrs each)
    • telephone, text and email support throughout your pregnancy

    Unique and specialised prenatal preparation for women dealing with overcoming Tokophobia, sexual assault and other specific traumas or fears.

    These sessions run either weekly over 3 months, or fortnightly over 6 months.

     

    $2100

    $700 booking fee for first 4 sessions

    $700 due at session 5

    $700 final payment due at session 9

    postpartum mum thriving as she receives excellent doula support

     

    "Mother Nurture"

    Post partum support - designed to suit your needs and the needs of your family. This can include breastfeeding support, cooking in your home, light household duties and birth debriefing.

    As I have a Working with Children Check and also experience in Childcare, I am also happy to care for babe and other children to give you a chance to shower or sleep.

     

    6hrs $480

    8hrs $620

    10hrs $750 all with maximum 2.5hr block

    mum and baby thriving as they take advantage of nature birth debriefing

     

    "Birth Debriefing"

     

    A one on one session to share your birth story and have it honoured.

    An opportunity to unpack your story and integrate your experience.

     

    I now also offer Nature Birth Debriefings - please contact Helen directly to find out more.

     

    1.5 hours $120

  • What do you cover in Prenatal sessions?

    • looking at your own birth and rites of passage to re-examine your story;
    • looking at what's actually possible in birth rather than the general societal paradigm;
    • looking at reframing 'pain' and strategies and tools for working with pain in labour;
    • finding what it is that you need to clear and doing that!

    The tools we use for this will depend on the individual but can include compassionate conversations, relaxation and visualisations, storytelling and reflecting, practical sessions for active labour, fear clearing, drumming, art, outside connection with nature and reflective repatterning.