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Birth Services

What can I do for you?

You can see my availability here.

Each family is different and so I tailor my support to what you need - it's not a one size fits all!

There are two levels of support – “Just the Doula" and “DoulaTog”.

All of the services offered in “Just the Doula” also apply to "DoulaTog". DoulaTog is “Doula and Photographer”. Photography specific details  can be found here.

For birth and/or postnatal support, we'll have an initial consultation over the phone, zoom or in person which is completely free so that we can have a chat to see if we 'click' and if I'm the right Doula for you.

For my birth clients only, I have a professional birth pool and accessories that can be hired free of charge.

Money is a necessary evil; I have a family to support, too. An initial deposit is required to secure your booking but the amount is negotiable and the rest can be paid in instalments rather than in a lump sum; I want you to get the support you need and money shouldn't be a barrier to this. All prices are listed under the services below for transparency.

You can see my availability here.

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Pregnancy and Birth Support
Just the Doula

There are two levels of support – “Just the Doula" and “DoulaTog”.

All of the services offered in “Just the Doula” also apply to DoulaTog. DoulaTog is “Doula and Photographer”; photography specific details can be found here.

This is an overview of the continuous support you will receive from me; more details can be provided upon request.

  • Free initial consultation - let's have a chat over the phone or zoom to see if we 'click'

  • 2-3 tailored antenatal sessions totalling around 6-7 hours where we go through your birth preferences and anything else you need or want to know

  • Ongoing and unlimited emotional and practical support over the phone/messages throughout pregnancy

  • Signposting to evidence based research so that you can make informed decisions about your care

  • Biomechanics session for comfort during pregnancy and to demonstrate for use in labour if required

  • Free birth pool hire for home births (where required) including disposable items needed for the pool such as the hose and liner; I’ll let you know the other bits you’ll need such as towels and covers

  • Feeding support

  • Cleaning and tidying your birth space if at home, after your little one(s) has/have arrived

  • 1 x postnatal visit to debrief and chat

  • A beautiful gift from me to you

  • 1 x Closing the Bones postnatal abdominal massage if required

  • Extensive babywearing support including access to the sling library

  • Cloth Nappy guidance if required

  • Ongoing postnatal support over the phone for the first 6 weeks

  • No extra costs for mileage

The service you get is entirely tailored to your needs. I'm there to serve you and your family if applicable, to ensure you feel listened to and supported in your choices. 

​I support your birth, whether that is at home or in hospital, whether it's in the pool or an elective caesarean; I support your decision.

I go on-call 24 hours a day from 38 weeks (or sooner where baby/babies are expected to arrive before then) once the balance has been paid. Usually it's from 38 weeks until 42 weeks - that's around 672 hours, 28 days, 4 whole weeks at your beck and call. If your baby arrives sooner than 38 weeks then I will do my best to be there to support you. If you have a history of premature labour or you are expecting multiples then this can be altered, e.g. on call from 35 weeks. I remain on-call until your baby/babies have arrived, even after the 42 weeks.

I very occasionally work with a back-up Doula to ensure you still get support if I am supporting another birth during the same on-call period; you would be notified of this at the time you contact me so you can decide if this is the right course of action for you.

Birth Doula Support includes everything listed above and all of the unlimited emotional and practical support you receive over the phone and through messages.

Just the Doula - £1245.00

Payment FAQ's

Q. Do I need to pay a deposit? 

A. A deposit is required to secure the booking. The deposit is usually £300.00 unless paying in monthly instalments in which case this can be altered for equal instalment payments if preferred.

Q. How can I pay?

A. You can pay in the following ways via bank transfer:

1. Monthly instalments
2. In three payments; the deposit, another half way through the support and the final payment a week before going on-call.

3. In full

Q. Are gift vouchers an option?

A. If family members, friends or work colleagues would like to contribute towards you getting this support, they are welcome to e-mail me abbyhopewell.doula@gmail.com to arrange a gift voucher for you which can then be used towards the cost of support.

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DoulaTog

The crème de la crème of holistic support; a full Doula and photography service to not only support you, but to also document your journey through pregnancy, your birth story and the newborn haze. You also receive a 10% discount for any future shoots you choose to have.

​I do not offer standalone birth stories; if you would like me to be the one to document and tell your birth story, this is only available when also booking me as your Doula to support your birth. Being a Doula is such a huge part of who I am and I cannot switch it off during a birth. You can see my availability here.

  • Full Doula support as outlined above in "Just the Doula" plus

  • An indoor or outdoor pregnancy shoot including access to the client wardrobe

  • Your birth story; documenting your labour, birth and the immediate time afterwards as you meet your baby/babies

  • Newborn; getting to know you shoot either in your home or outdoors

  • Private online galleries where you can download your beautifully edited, high resolution digital images from each of your three galleries

  • Prints available at an additional cost.

 

DoulaTog - £1950.00

Payment FAQ's

Q. Do I need to pay a deposit? 

A. A deposit is required to secure the booking. The deposit is £300.00 unless paying in monthly instalments in which case this can be altered for equal instalment payments if preferred.

Q. How can I pay?

A. You can pay in the following ways via bank transfer:

1. Monthly instalments
2. In three payments; the deposit, another half way through the support and the final payment a week before going on-call.

3. In full

Q. Are gift vouchers an option?

A. If family members, friends or work colleagues would like to contribute towards you getting this support, they are welcome to e-mail me abbyhopewell.doula@gmail.com to arrange a gift voucher for you which can then be used towards the cost of support.

Looking for postnatal support? You can find that here.

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Fancy a natter?

You are welcome to pop me an e-mail or Facebook message at any time. After your initial enquiry, I'm happy to contact you by phone at a mutually convenient time. 

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"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."

Dr. John H. Kennell

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