I offer Doula support packages tailored to suit your needs supporting your pregnancy, birth & beyond.
Choosing the best Doula for you, not only needs to be someone you can trust, but someone you can feel at ease with, its very much a personality match, I always offer a zoom call to go over your choices & needs, get to know each other a little and see if I fit with your ideals.
I work with another local Doula; 'Donna @DoulaD' we have collaborated to bring you 'Doula Magic' to make sure we provide the level of care you need. I also offer shared care packages double the doula!
We also work with Mel English and I offer shared care with the wonderful Mel- twice the doula for the same price.
Doula support can be useful for both yourself and the birth partner, supporting the whole family to prepare and adjust to new life with a baby. Placing a value on the support for this period is really difficult as everyone has a different budget or service level they want and need. I try to give an overview below but please do contact me to discuss your needs or your budget.
What is DOULA?
A doula is a non-medical professional who provides continuous emotional, physical, and informational support to a woman during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period. Doulas offer a variety of services to help women have a positive birth experience, including:
Empowering women to make informed decisions about their health and care.
Providing education about childbirth and breastfeeding.
Helping women develop a birth plan.
Offering emotional support and encouragement.
Helping women connect with other pregnant women and families.
Guiding women through labour and helping them cope with contractions.
Providing hands-on massage and other comfort measures.
Advocating for women's wishes and preferences.
Encouraging women to move and change positions during labour.
Helping women maintain a sense of calm and relaxation.
Providing support to the mother and partner as they adjust to life with a new baby.
Teaching breastfeeding techniques.
Helping with infant care and household tasks.
Providing emotional support and encouragement.
Benefits of Having a Doula
Studies have shown that women who have doulas have:
Less pain medication
Fewer caesarean sections
Lower rates of postpartum depression
Higher rates of satisfaction with their birth experience
"The support we have had from Kat antenatally, during the birth and postnatally has been incredible. We cannot thank her enough, she is an amazing doula and has made a huge difference to our family."
During pregnancy, birth and beyond its important to have the right support and care around you. This can provide lower postnatal depression rates, shorter labour times and better birth outcomes. My aim is to put you in the centre of what I offer and leave you feeling empowered, informed, supported and in control as much as you can with a new baby.
My role as a Doula can vary from family to family, it may be emotional support, physical support (light house work, shopping, cooking or childcare) feeding support and baby care support. I also have a back ground as a child minder, I keep up to date paediatric first aid, so will watch baby or siblings while in your home.
For more information please book a free zoom chat with me,
(Mileage over 10 miles to be added to the cost at 45p a mile, the Magic comes for free.)
Email email@example.com to book or use the contact button below.
all clients are invited to be in a 'what's app' group so we can chat and call as needed.
Most packages are a mix of the below.
Birth only - This inc 5 weeks on call and attending at your birth, giving practical and emotional support. I always include one visit before birth to find out your wishes and get to know you, we cover birth plans and I support your choices around birth. A postnatal visit to support post birth and talk over the birth experience. Inc what's app and phone support. Birth & baby photos inc in this package.
price from £950.00
Antenatal Only- Getting to know you sessions, talking over birth plans. Helping support you to find answers to your questions. supporting your birth rights. Helping you to feel supported, in control and given continuity.
parenting education or hypnobirthing can be added into the package.
Prices starting from- £200
Postnatal Only- Hours and time frames to suit your needs, face to face and phone/video / what's app support. feeding support, practical help and support as needed for your family.
I charge an ad hoc rate of £24.00 for one off visits. Packages are charged at lower horuly rates, most families book blocks of hours/ weeks, 2 hours once a week for 6 weeks would cost- 280.00
All my services can be offered virtually this is called distance doularing During Covid it has proven even online support can be beneficial to the whole family.
Contact me to get a personal package to suit your needs.