Coping with the arrival of a new baby can be challenging especially if you have had an unexpected birth experience, if you have limited family support or if you have other small children to cope with as well. Postnatal doula care can involve some care and information in the late antenatal period, but essentially starts either in the initial postpartum days in hospital or alternatively when you come home from the hospital. Postnatal care in Ireland is notoriously minimal with most mothers leaving hospital or being discharged from midwifery care within 5 days of giving birth. For mothers leaving hospital at 2 days postpartum their milk may not even have come in yet. Most mothers feel that they benefit from some sort of continuing care in the early days with their new baby.
I offer two different postnatal doula options with full lactation support from an accredited International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Postnatal Doula Package. This is made up of five postnatal visits in your home. Cost €1250, plus transport costs for each visit
Postnatal Doula Visit. This is a one off visit in your home booked as and when you need it. Cost €175 per hour plus transport costs for each visit
I also offer lactation consultant support for breastfeeding issues . Cost starts at €175 plus transport costs, but cost saving packages are also available.
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