What can I do for you?
What can I do for you?
Each family is different and so I tailor my support to what you need - it's not a one size fits all!
Postnatal Support - 20 hours, additional "Pay as You Go" or ad-hoc
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.
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 one 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.
Postnatal Support, 20 hours
We often spend so much time planning our birth that we forget about what happens after - that moment when you arrive home with your new addition(s) and you look around and think "What do we do now?"
The transition from "bump" to baby is experienced differently from person to person and between families but I will be there to ease the process throughout this 'fourth trimester'. It can be helpful to think of the first few months of your little ones life as an additional trimester of pregnancy; they have so much growing to do and that's not just physically but mentally, too. You have someone brand new to get to know and it can take time to find your feet, especially while you're recovering from pregnancy and birth.
Examples of how I can support you
A postnatal recovery plan; we'll work through this together
Light housework - laundry, pots, tidying, hoovering etc
Light meals and refreshments
Take care of your baby or babies while you nap or have a bath/shower or spend some quality time with any older children
Take care of older ones so you can spend time in bed with your baby or babies
Extensive babywearing support with access to the sling library
Cloth Nappy guidance if required
Photos (optional and additional). Photos are a wonderful way to look back on this time welcoming your new baby/babies.
Mileage is free if within 20 miles (each way) of my home in DN12. Additional miles beyond the initial 20 miles are chargeable at £0.45 p/m (each way)
20 hours of postnatal support is tailored to your needs and I try to be as flexible as possible with the time frame I'm with you. Typically the 20 hours is broken up into 3-5 hour slots. The frequency of these slots is flexible.
Slots are a minimum of 3 hours at a time.
20 hours of support
£600.00 + mileage where applicable
Additional hours after the 20 hours are available at £25.00 per hour (for ongoing support, not ad-hoc).
I am happy to accept vouchers and instalments in advance for this service.
If booking in advance, a £250.00 deposit is required. The rest is payable prior to the postnatal support commencing either in instalments or in one further lump sum. If requiring an immediate start, payment is required in full before the support commences.
Ad-hoc Postnatal Support
If you only need ad-hoc postnatal support, then you can do so at £35.00 p/h at a minimum of 2 hours.
Fancy a chat? Just get in touch and we'll have a chat over the phone/zoom.
You can check my availability here.
There are lots of options for getting standalone babywearing support.
Consultations can be booked here.
The above outdoor photographs are courtesy of Lara Frost Photography.
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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