I offer physical and emotional support to the parents during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. This includes a no cost, non-obligation “get to know each other” interview and consultation.
A refundable deposit of R450.00 gives you access to my books on pregnancy, birth and parenting
We will discuss your birth plan, wishes, thoughts, concerns, feelings and expectations regarding labour and birth. We will discuss your incentives and goals and how best to achieve them. We will discuss my role and how you imagine I will best serve your needs. We will discuss various comfort measures, positions and coping techniques for labour. I’m available for telephonic support throughout pregnancy.
Labour and Birth
I will be on call for you 24 hours a day beginning two (2) weeks before your estimated due date (EDD) up until labour begins. This means that I will carry my cell with me at all times.I will attend the entire duration of the labour and birth.
I will provide continuous support during labour and childbirth. My role is to know when to stay in the background and when to take a more active role. My role is to help you and your partner manage any fears and anxieties that may arise during labour, suggest comfort measures, ways in which to speed up labour naturally if required and ways to slow down labour if required.
I will take photographs of your labour and birth if requested or refer you to a highly skilled, professional birth photographer.
Within the first 5 days after the birth of your baby, I will visit you at home or in the hospital. We will discuss your birthing experience and my role as your doula. I can assist if necessary with breastfeeding and/or refer you to a wonderful network of lactation consultants and La Leche League Leaders.
I will offer ongoing support and connect you to a rich and vibrant support network. I will answer any questions you may have and provide support in your new role as parents or give you a referral to the appropriate professional that can meet your needs. Follow-up visits can then be arranged if desired.
I’m available for telephonic support once your baby is born and for as long as is needed.