Finding the right support for you
Together we can work with your individual needs so a specific package can be offered that will suit you best.
Benefit from meeting with a skilled childbirth educator, doula and life coach, who can help you through your birth and parenting preparation and help you make the best of the changes and choices you may be facing in your parenting journey.
Birth Preparation and Labour Support
Our time together will enable a trusting partnership to develop, so you will have the support to navigate your birthing journey confidently and in your unique way. Along side the doula role I can become your own personal childbirth educator and life coach throughout the time we are together.
All packages below include:
24/7 phone support
Being 'on call' from 2 weeks before your due date until birth
Attendance at your birth (home, hospital or other location)
Help you link into other community resources and support networks
A birth preparation guided meditation
Access to my resource library of books, dvds, cds and more
Basic Doula package:
1x 2hr prenatal visit (or 2 x 1hr visits) and birth attendance.
Get to know your birth support team through developing your birth plan.
Extra Care package:
3 x 1.5 hr prenatal visits, 2 postnatal visits and birth attendance.
Adding on from the basic package, this gives you more consistent support over time. Work through your birth preparation check list and develop helpful life and birth skills. Practice some body and breath techniques for easier birthing. Resolve fears and concerns that arise along the way. See outline of visits below.
Whole Health package:
6 x 1.5hr prenatal visits, 2 postnatal visits and birth attendance.
This is a comprehensive and fully supported birth preparation program, building on from the other packages. It includes the Birth Works with Hypnosis Program and Bodywork. Receive a birthing with hypnosis resource folder, 4 guided meditations, scripts, partner exercises and other resources.
Back up Doula: 1 Prenatal visit and being 'on call'
Have a known back up doula as a part of your birth support team. You may choose who this is, I can recommend someone or arrange this for you.
Outline of Visits: These are flexible in the content covered and are always adjusted to meet your needs. We aim to cover:
Discuss your goals and where you are now
Explore your options and the next steps you may take
Debriefing prior birth experience/s
Going through a labour and birth preparation check list - covering:
Making an informed decision
Learning about the different models of care
What you can do now to be better prepared for a natural birth experience
Creating the best birth environment possible
Processing fears or concerns
Developing and defining your written birth plan/intentions
Exploring further your understanding of possible medical interventions you may face
Understanding everyone's roles and responsibilities within the birth team
Learning/reviewing relaxation, pain relief and active birth techniques and optimal foetal positioning.
Final check in with partner about their support in labour.
Reviewing stages of labour & birth and when to call your doula.
Have a final check in of your preparation and birth plan
Extra areas of birth preparation we can include are:
Learning calm birth/ hypnosis techniques
Relationship check in and parenting preparation
Guided meditation - suited to your area of need eg to help release fears and tensions, to create positive change and envision your best birthing experience.
Bodywork - making space for your baby (know your pelvis and how to work with it). One-on-one with me, or techniques for you and your partner to practice.
VBAC information, education and support.
Bringing your baby home - baby care, explore parenting philosophy's, lifestyle changes, relationship adjustments, support set up, what to expect.
One on one life coaching session for you and/or your partner
Debriefing the birth experience
Giving nurture and care
Discussing life with your baby - feed, sleep and cry behaviour
Post-natal support resources
Go to Life Coaching Services for all the extra options you have available after your baby is born.
Maternity Wellness Program - for business and individuals
This is a health and well-being program for employee's preparing for parental leave. It is shaped within a coaching and education framework and is designed to give personalized support across the continuum of pregnancy, birth, early parenting.
This program is also designed to help your employer support their staff during:
1. Their pregnancy at work
2. In preparation for parental leave.
3. For their transition back into the workforce
You or Birth Works can talk to your HR department about funding this program for you.
Post Natal Debrief
Some new parents live with unanswered questions and confusion from a previous birth experience. Disempowerment, self-doubt and anger that can linger from a birth experience can stop you trusting your mothering skills and block your future birthing potential. I take the time to listen to your birth story, offer a perspective of the factors that may have influenced the birth outcome and provide tools to think afresh the potential you have within, helping you to learn from your experiences and make positive changes for your future.