Deluxe Birth Doula Package for First Time Parents

This is my most holistic and comprehensive doula package. In my experience, new parents need a lot of support in preparing for the birth of their baby, not only for the birth itself, but also for preparing for life as a family and taking care of their baby in the early days. Roles change and people change, even though we think we are going to remain the same!

Pregnant people need to prepare with their mind, their heart their soul and their body. However, preparation is most effective when it is combined with experienced support. Birth partners are most effective when a doula is there to remind them of what they learnt and to advise them how and when to best apply their knowledge.

A birth experience is a once in a lifetime event. A mother remembers how she gave birth forever. No one can guarantee birth outcomes, but an experienced doula can guarantee the best preparation possible. The value of that is priceless. Feeling good about your birth experience leads to more confident parenting and that in turn leads to better mental health for mother and baby.

This package offers parents an opportunity to be fully prepared and supported before and during their births but who also want to have a full postpartum doula service to support them with their new baby in the early days of parenting.

  • A free consultation in person or on the phone to decide whether I am a good match for you and your partner
  • Four antenatal visits in your own home. The first discusses your needs in labour and helps you make a set of birth preferences should you want one. The other three antenatal sessions help you and your partner if you have one, prepare for this birth. They focus on physical preparation, emotional preparation, mental preparation and energetic preparation for birth. Topics covered include:
  • How to support early labour at home
  • Proven Pain coping and breathing techniques for early labour
  • How to recognize labour is becoming active
  • How to create a toolbox of physical support items you might use during early and active labour
  • How to advocate for your partner
  • How to understand information on the benefits and risks of procedures and interventions
  • How to avoid unnecessary routine interventions
  • How to best manage an induction
  • Strategies to cope with the unexpected such as a c birth
  • Effective massage and affirmation techniques
  • Exploring birth as a rite of passage
  • Understanding the time line of birth and how we move through from early labour to birthing the placenta
  • Creating and using your own visualisation tools
  • Exploring attitudes to the intensity and sensations of labour
  • Exploring strategies to cope with the intensity of birth. including physical, emotional and visualisation strategies.
  • Examining anxieties and fears
  • Finding our inherent coping skills
  • Preparing a birth tool box
  • Looking at the evidence base surrounding birth interventions
  • Understanding what pharmacological pain medications are available during labour in a hospital setting
  • Exploring how to work with midwives and other staff you may meet on your journey
  • Identifying what happens to your body and your baby as you move through labour and birth
  • Ensuring you are prepared for a cesarean birth should one occur
  • Monthly check ins, phone, text and email support from the time of booking until 6 weeks after your baby is born
  • On-call service from 2 weeks before your ‘due date’ until the birth of your baby
  • Daily contact by text email or phone from 38 weeks until your baby is born
  • Continuous care and support for you and your partner throughout your entire labour and birth, at home and/or hospital
  • Attendance at your home during early labour
  • Attendance in hospital during established labour if required
  • Support and physical and emotional comfort measures during  labour such as visualisation, affirmation, massage, movement position changes, relaxation reminders and hydrotherapy
  • Full homeopathic service during labour; all remedies provided.
  • Photography or filming of aspects of the  labour and birth as discussed with you
  • Immediate postpartum care and breastfeeding assistance from birth until you are ready for me to leave
  • Full postnatal doula service consisting of 5 postpartum follow-up visits in your home covering all your early parenting questions. Full breastfeeding support provided as well as support on sleeping and self care for you as a new mother having just given birth. Details here

The charge for this service is €2,000, of which a non-refundable deposit of €200 is due at booking. €900 is due at 20 weeks from your due date and €900 is due at 10 weeks from your due date. The full balance must be cleared by 36  weeks.

NOTE: €100 of the deposit is used to ensure that a second back up doula is also available for your dates at booking .

ADD €185 FOR PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

Transport costs apply for each postnatal and antenatal visit.

Standard Birth Doula Package for First Time Parents

This package is suited to first time parents who want to have the continuity of doula support during their pregnancy labour and birth and who have good familial support in place for after the baby is born. This package offers prospective parents full antenatal preparation including breathing techniques, affirmations, visualisations and active birth. This means that you will not have to pay for extra antenatal preparation classes. It offers everything the deluxe package offers but without the extensive postpartum support after your baby is born.

  • A free consultation in person or on the phone to decide whether I am a good match for you and your partner
  • Four antenatal visits in your own home. The first discusses your needs in labour and helps you make a set of birth preferences should you want one. The other three antenatal sessions help you and your partner if you have one, prepare for this birth. They focus on physical preparation, emotional preparation, mental preparation and energetic preparation for birth. Topics covered include:
  • How to support early labour at home
  • Proven Pain coping and breathing techniques for early labour
  • How to recognize labour is becoming active
  • How to create a toolbox of physical support items you might use during early and active labour
  • How to advocate for your partner
  • How to understand information on the benefits and risks of procedures and interventions
  • How to avoid unnecessary routine interventions
  • How to best manage an induction
  • Strategies to cope with the unexpected such as a c birth
  • Effective massage and affirmation techniques
  • Exploring birth as a rite of passage
  • Understanding the time line of birth and how we move through from early labour to birthing the placenta
  • Creating and using your own visualisation tools
  • Exploring attitudes to the intensity and sensations of labour
  • Exploring strategies to cope with the intensity of birth. including physical, emotional and visualisation strategies.
  • Examining anxieties and fears
  • Finding our inherent coping skills
  • Preparing a birth tool box
  • Looking at the evidence base surrounding birth interventions
  • Understanding what pharmacological pain medications are available during labour in a hospital setting
  • Exploring how to work with midwives and other staff you may meet on your journey
  • Identifying what happens to your body and your baby as you move through labour and birth
  • Ensuring you are prepared for a cesarean birth should one occur
  • Monthly Check in, Phone text and email support from the time of booking until 6 weeks after your baby is born
  • On-call service from 2 weeks before your ‘due date’ until the birth of your baby
  • Daily contact by text email or phone from 38 weeks until your baby is born
  • Continuous care and support for you and your partner throughout your entire labour and birth, at home and/or hospital
  • Attendance at your home during early labour
  • Attendance in hospital during established labour
  • Support and physical and emotional comfort measures during  labour such as visualisation, affirmation, massage, movement position changes, relaxation reminders and hydrotherapy
  • Full homeopathic service during labour; all remedies provided.
  • Photography or filming of aspects of the  labour and birth as discussed with you
  • Immediate postpartum care and breastfeeding assistance from birth until you are ready for me to leave
  • One postpartum follow-up visit in your home after your baby is born to support you as a new parent.

The charge for this service is €1,750, of which a non-refundable deposit of €200 is due at booking. €700 is due at 20 weeks from your due date and €850 is due at 10 weeks from your due date. The remaining balance is due at the first antenatal visit. The full balance must be cleared by 36  weeks.

NOTE: €100 of the deposit is used to ensure that a second back up doula is also available for your dates at booking .

Transport costs apply for each postnatal and antenatal visit.

ADD €185 FOR PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

Emergency Birth Doula Care

If you suddenly find yourself without a birth partner or needing a doula at short notice I offer an emergency doula service. Please note this is an emergency service for people in unforeseen and unexpeceted circumstances, it is not a pre bookable service. Please contact me on 0877543751 and I will try to assist you as best I can.

Transport costs per visit €15 – €25 per visit extra depending on where you live.

City Centre €15

North side  D1, 3, South  Side D2, 4, Ranelgh, Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, Booterstown,

Outer Central €20

North Side D5, D7, 9, 11, 13, Cabra, Raheny, Clontarf South Side Blackrock, D8, 10, 12, 14, 16, Harold’s Cross, Milltown, Terenure, Templeogue, Stillorgan, Leopardstown  Balinteer, Dundrum, Sandyford, Dun Laoghoire. Stepaside, Monkstown,  Glenageary, Foxrock.

Greater Dublin Area €25

North Side D15, Malahide, Sutton, Howth South Side: D18, Rathfarnham, Shankhill, Bray, Killiney, Sallynoggin, Greystones West Side: D24, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Firhouse, Blanchardstown, Saggart, Dalky.

Sandymount: No travel costs if within walking distance

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