WHAT IS A DOULA?

The word Doula means “Servant to Women”

A doula provides physical, emotional, and informational support to an expectant mother before, during, and after childbirth.

A doula focuses on an expectant mother’s own needs, which enables her to have a memorable and empowering experience while giving birth. While in most cases the term “doula,” implies a professional who is present during the birth, doulas can also work with expectant mothers pre- birth and also for postpartum care. A doula typically helps a woman prepare for birth and nurtures the women during her birth.

HOW I SUPPORT YOU AS A DOULA

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As a birth doula I remain with you during your birth, offering relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as using gentle relaxing and specific massage techniques for birth to help calm, trust and surrender your body and baby. I love to create a calm birthing environment that as a birthing mother you can feel so safe and secure, no matter where you are birthing. I guide you to use labor positions that help you feel comfortable and to encourage baby to birth naturally. I work with you and gently coach and empower you through your birth journey. I work alongside your birth partner and empower and encourage them in ways that they can support you during birth. As a doula my role is to be an advocate for the birth you wish to have and to liase when needed with medical staff so that you can remain focused and relaxed during your journey.

“Every women will remember the way she was made to feel during birth”

I do encourage all my birthing mothers to do a HypnoBirthing course as the information you will learn over the 5 weeks will be so important to understanding birth and what you wish your birth to be. It also helps your birth partner to fully understand how they can play an integral part on birthing day.

COST FOR DOULA SERVICES

$1600- (WITH A $250 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT UPON BOOKING)

What is included:

1.5 Hr face to face meeting pre baby

On call for a week before the due date.

1.5Hr face to face meeting post baby

I would love to be your Doula on your special day and empower you to have an AMAZING birth you will never forget.

Please feel free to call or email to discuss further on 0431402128 or email karensteeles74@gmail.com