A Gentle Journey

Postnatal Doula Support

As a postnatal doula I am there to support the family practically and emotionally in a very flexible and adaptable way. This support is usually in the first weeks after the birth of a new baby but can extend to months if it is needed. The level of support can be dictated by you.

Postnatal doulas provide highly flexible support to help a woman and her family to adjust to life with their new baby. In days gone by extended family and members of the local community would provide continuous support to a new mother and her family. As families have become more scattered geographically and we are less involved in the communities where we live, this essential support has diminished to a point where some new mothers feel extremely isolated.

What you want from a postnatal doula is very personal and specific to your circumstances but their role is to, first and foremost, ‘mother the mother’, to nurture them as they start their new life with a newborn. You may choose to only have a postnatal doula, or use a doula for pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

The benefits of having a postnatal doula include:

  • Increased self esteem and well being
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Increased likelihood of established breastfeeding

As a postnatal doula I can:

  • Help you navigate your way through the overwhelming amount of advice and information that comes along with having a baby
  • Debrief the birth and allow you to tell your story in a safe and non judgemental space
  • Provide emotional support and reduce anxiety
  • Provide feeding support
  • Support in caring for the baby (bathing, sleeping, baby wearing, bonding, massage)
  • Advise on your, and your family’s, self care and wellbeing
  • Run errands and help around the house
  • Cook family meals
  • Look after pets or help entertain siblings
  • Tend to the baby so you can rest or wash
  • Accompany you to appointments or baby groups
  • Give you confidence to be the parents you want to be
  • Do what is needed to help you and your new family relax and enjoy the journey after birth
A Gentle Journey Postnatal Doula Lancashire

20 Hour Support Package

£260

This includes:

  • A free initial consultation for you to get to know me and decide if we are the right fit for each other and to establish exactly what you would like from me as your postnatal doula
  • 20 hours of postnatal support distributed in a way that suits you and your family. How you choose to use my support is up to you (each visit must be a minimum duration of 3 hours)
  • Visits over a period of days, weeks or months after the birth depending on need

 

*If you require any additional visits these will be charged at £15 per hour (minimum 3 hours per visit)

*Additional mileage will be charged at 45p/mile for distances over 10 miles

A Gentle Journey Postnatal Doula Lancashire

Hour by Hour Support Package

At a rate of £15 per hour

This includes:

  • A free initial consultation for you to get to know me and decide if we are the right fit for each other and to establish exactly what you would like from me as your postnatal doula
  • Postnatal support distributed in a way that suits you and your family. How you choose to use my support is up to you (each visit must be a minimum duration of 3 hours)
  • Visits booked on an hour by hour basis over a period of days, weeks or months after the birth depending on need

 

*Additional mileage will be charged at 45p/mile for distances over 10 miles

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