Birth Doula Services

What makes my birth doula service different from other doulas?

1. Experience: I have 15 years experience of birth mentoring and working as a doula in Ireland. I have worked with over 75 couples and have attended births at all of the Dublin maternity hospitals and also many home births

2. Evidence: I am a researcher by training and am an expert on maternity care policies in Ireland having worked on the formulation of national policies and strategies including in the Oireachtas, at HIQA and at the Department of Health and Children

3. Antenatal preparation: I am a trained certified antenatal teacher since 2003

4. Breastfeeding: I have been a breastfeeding counsellor for 12 years and have supported many thousands of families in their breastfeeding journey. I am a frequent public speaker on breastfeeding both in the media and at conferences.

5. Complimentary medicine: I am a licensed registered homeopath and offer immediate homeopathic care and all remedies during your labour and afterwards

6. Photography: I offer a birth photography service

7. Placenta Encapsulation: I am an accredited placenta encapsulator with the Irish Placenta Association since 2014

Basic  Birth Doula Package : Krysia Lynch

  • A free consultation in person or on the phone to decide whether I am a good match for you and your partner
  • Two  antenatal visits in your own home to discuss your needs in labour and to help you make a birth preference plan should you want one. Including birth preparation techniques suitable for you and your partner. These sessions take place between 32 and 38 weeks depending on what suits you and your availability and time of booking
  • Phone text and email support at your request 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 even if you go beyond 42 weeks gestation
  • 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 including all images taken
  • Immediate postpartum care and breastfeeding assistance from birth until you are ready for me to leave
  • One postpartum follow-up visit at a time of your own choosing to talk about the birth, identify any issues, give a list of further referrals and say goodbye! Some mothers prefer to use this visit for breastfeeding support in their home within a few days of their baby’s birth

The charge for this service is €1,000, of which a non-refundable deposit of €200 is due at booking. €400 is due at 20 weeks from your due date and €400 is due at 10 weeks from your due date. Any remaining balance is due at the first antenatal visit. The full balance must be cleared by 36  weeks.

NOTE: €50 of the deposit  is used to ensure that a second back up doula is also available for your dates at booking .

Standard  Birth Doula Package : Krysia Lynch

  • A free consultation in person or on the phone to decide whether I am a good match for you and your partner
  • Two  antenatal visits in your own home to discuss your needs in labour and to help you make a birth preference plan should you want one and help you and your partner if you have one, prepare for this birth.
  • Phone text and email support at your request 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
  • Phone contact of up to an hour each day 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
  • Two  postpartum follow-up visits
  • Placenta encapsulation with free placenta print, photograph and cord keepsake 

The charge for this service is €1,200,  of which a non-refundable deposit of €200 is due at booking. €400 is due at 20 weeks from your due date and €400 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: €50 of the deposit is used to ensure that a second back up doula is also available for your dates at booking .

Deluxe  Birth Doula Package : Krysia Lynch

  • A free consultation in person or on the phone to decide whether I am a good match for you and your partner
  • Two  antenatal visits in your own home to discuss your needs in labour and to help you make a birth preference plan should you want one and help you and your partner if you have one, prepare for this birth.
  • A further two antenatal sessions in your home of up to three hours each that focus on physical preparation, emotional preparation, mental preparation and energetic preparation for birth. Details here
  • 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
  • Phone contact of up to an hour each day 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
  • Placenta encapsulation with free placenta print, photograph and cord keepsake 

The charge for this service is €1,500, of which a non-refundable deposit of €200 is due at booking. €600 is due at 20 weeks from your due date and €600 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: €50 of the deposit is used to ensure that a second back up doula is also available for your dates at booking .

Emergency Birth Doula Care : Krysia Lynch

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.

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