After an initial meeting (free of charge) to discuss your needs we can arrange a package of care to suit. Every pregnancy and birth experience is unique and I will talk with you and your partner about YOUR needs to establish that I am the right person for you. A typical package would include:
We will meet at least twice before your due date to discuss previous experiences, birth preparation and birth preferences. I will try to answer any questions you have and help you find any information you need. You can contact me by phone or email at any time after you have confirmed your booking.
On-call & birth
The on-call period would normally be for the four weeks around your due date (2 weeks before and 2 weeks after). You can call me at anytime and I can meet you at my homeopathic clinic, your home or your chosen hospital. I will support you (and your partner) during your labour and birth gently making suggestions, explaining what is happening and reminding you of your birth plan. I will remain with you until after the birth to ensure that you are happy and settled. If needed, I will work with a ‘back-up’ doula to ensure that you have support at all times.
I would typically visit twice after the birth. These visits would normally be to discuss how the birth went and check that feeding is going according to plan. I am trained as a breast feeding peer supporter and can give some information on breastfeeding and direct you to professional help if its needed. You could use the time however you want, perhaps you would like to have a nice long bath while I mind the baby or I could be an extra pair of hands with other children.