Doula Support

What is a Doula? 

A doula is a person that provides physical and emotional support to parents during pregnancy, birth, and beyond. As a birth doula I am here to offer my services to supply resources, education, suggest other necessary services and advocate and support you in preparation and during birth. As a post-natal doula I offer support to parents with the transition and needs after birth. This can be for any challenge you may face. Including just needing someone outside of your circle to chat and de brief to, if you’re not feeling everything is okay and you need some guidance, if you aren’t sure who to call and would like suggestions for other services that may help you during this stage.

Being chosen to be a doula for you would be my absolute privilege. We need to ensure I’m the right person for you, as this role involves building a relationship that has the deepest of trust. I offer free consultations to make sure we connect just right and to answer any questions you may have about me or what I can offer you as your doula. I am freshly trained with current knowledge and skills about pregnancy, birth and beyond and have a great understanding of our options and processes here in Mildura. As a doula I can offer support unique for your needs, remain sensitive, confident and trustworthy at the time you are most vulnerable and supply current education and information. As an added bonus, I am also a certified HypnoBirthing practitioner and bring along those skills and knowledge as well as being a mother myself.

 

As a doula I do not make any decisions for you, perform any clinical checks, medical advice or project any of my own beliefs onto your experience.

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Benefits of having a Doula

Benefits of having a doula include

  • Empowerment

  • Confidence

  • Emotional reassurance, comfort and encouragement

  • Educated advice and resources

  • Supplying knowledge of choices and processes

  • Physical techniques such as touch, massages and breathing

  • Help with facilitating communication between you and the hospital staff

 

Check out some incredible statistics on having a doula present here: https://www.australiandoulacollege.com.au/benefits-of-having-a-trained-doula

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Doula Support Packages

Took book your free consultation or a package please contact me on 0423012085 or sharon.birthbyyou@gmail.com
My Doula services are flexible and packages can be modified to suit your needs and budget. Reach out and let’s chat!

Complete In Person Care – Birth Preparation & In Person Birth Doula

This package is for parents who would like to be better prepared for their birthing experience and have the support of a doula during birth, with all the hands on and in person benefits. In person labour and birth support means being able to respond in the best way, in the moment and assist the parents with physical techniques for comfort and support.

 

  • Complimentary meeting to make sure this is right for you. You can ask all the questions you need and check that I am the right doula for you

  • Two before birth meetings

  • Support and education

  • Recommendations to other local and web based services and resources

  • Thorough discussions to identify any fears or worries and how you can work through these

  • Birth plan preparation – we will go through all of your options, what feels right for you and your wishes during birth, what may arise and what you need to be aware of, and any resources supplied if you’re not sure about the choices you want to make.

  • Available via text, phone and email throughout your journey

  • On call 24/7 from 38 weeks onwards.

  • Continuous in person support during active labour and birth.

  • One postnatal meeting (in person or virtually) to debrief and chat about anything you need.

  • 20% discount to my HypnoBirthing® classes. (Highly recommended)

  • Investment: $900

Complete Virtual Care – Birth Preparation & Virtual Birth Doula

This package is for parents who would like to be better prepared for their birthing experience and have the support and access of to doula during birth, but just not physically in person.

  • Complimentary meeting to make sure this is right for you. You can ask all the questions you need and check that I am the right doula for you. (preferably in person but available virtually)

  • Two before birth meetings. (preferably in person but available virtually)

  • Support and education

  • Recommendations to other local and web based services and resources

  • Thorough discussions to identify any fears or worries and how you can work through these

  • Birth plan preparation – we will go through all of your options, what feels right for you and your wishes during birth, what may arise and what you need to be aware of, and any resources supplied if you’re not sure about the choices you want to make.

  • Available via text, phone and email throughout your journey

  • On call 24/7 from 38 weeks onwards.

  • Continuous virtual support during active labour and birth.

  • One postnatal meeting (in person or virtually) to debrief and chat about anything you need.

  • 20% discount to my HypnoBirthing® classes. (Highly recommended)

  • Investment: $500

Birth Preparation 

This package is for parents who would like to be better prepared for their birthing experience without the support of a doula in their birth space.

*This package does not include a postnatal debrief session to discuss your birth.

  • Complimentary meeting to make sure this is right for you. You can ask all the questions you need and check that I am the right doula for you.

  • One before birth meeting to prepare your birth involving:

    • Support and education

    • A discussion to identify any fears or worries and how you can work through these

    • Birth plan preparation – we will go through all of your options, what feels right for you and your wishes during birth, what may arise and what you need to be aware of, and any resources supplied if you’re not sure about the choices you want to make.

    • Your birth plan typed and formatted for the your birthing staff to understand.

  • 10% discount to my HypnoBirthing® classes. (Highly recommended)

  • Investment: $150

Post-natal Support 

This service is for parents who want some support from someone who is outside of their circle that is trained and educated with knowledge and resources to support you at this time. From my own personal experience and training, I have learnt the importance of post-natal support, for both physical and emotional reasons.

 

These visits can be used once, or many times depending on what your needs are. They can be pre organised before birth or simply just at the time you need. You will find this service useful for many things including:

  • Emotional support.

  • Debriefing from birth.

  • Chatting with someone without judgement.

  • Support adjusting and transitioning life with your new-born.

  • Information and current resources available.

  • No set program or education, individually customised to each person to meet your needs.

  • Investment: $40 per one-hour meeting