Services

This is what I do.

go with the flow holistic birth preparation course

(Available as a standalone service and free with my full doula birth package)

For those who like to learn in the privacy and comfort of their own home, or would like to learn for the day in my cosy yurt, I offer highly personalised sessions exploring the go-with-the-flow easier-birthing philosophy. These one-off sessions can prepare you for your birth and new role as parents (even second-time round and beyond) in a way that honours your own ‘flow’ and helps you to find your own personal groove. There is no singular ‘right’ or ‘best way’ to birth – each birth is different – but exploring your options and doing some soul-searching and preparing before-hand all helps you to prepare for this unique event. Read the feedback on my testimonials page to get a flavour of how this has helped other couples.

Go With The Flow Holistic Birth Preparation course: Full Day – £200 per couple. With follow-up access to the Go With the Flow Facebook discussion group for anyone who has attended the course.

If doing the course in my yurt, tea / coffee and other light refreshments included.

 

go with the flow pregnancy, birth and postnatal doula package

When you hire me you will have my 100% dedicated loving support from day one ♥

  • Unlimited email support from the time you book until 8 weeks after the birth
  • Go ♥ With ♥ The ♥ Flow Holistic Antenatal Birth Preparation Day at your home covering my entire curriculum of antenatal preparation techniques and tips for breathing, active birth positions, mindful labour approach, knowing your rights, and other useful information
  • Access to my personal lending library of 30+ books about pregnancy and birth as well as back issues of magazines like Juno or The Green Parent
  • A home visit lasting approx 3hrs in your third trimester incorporating a special ‘Weleda Mum-to-be Pampering session’
  • Free entry to any ‘Home birth Norfolk’ Group meet-ups throughout pregnancy and for the first 6 weeks after your baby arrives
  • Weekly chat on the phone for approx 15 minutes from 38 weeks to check in with how you are
  • On-call from 38 weeks til your baby is born – these dates are dedicated to you in my calendar so if you call me any time day or night I can come quickly. During this period I don’t drive more than an hour away from my home, do not drink any alcohol and I keep my phone glued to my side at all times!
  • Free Birth Pool hire included in this package from 38weeks until just after the birth
  • Loving, continuous, practical, physical and emotional support alongside your partner (if you have one) and midwives during your labour and the birth of your baby or babies, leaving only when you are happy and settled with appropriate support as you recover
  • 6 hrs postnatal care (usually in the first week/s after the birth) – offering you a chance for some respite, to talk over your birth experience, to help you establish good breastfeeding or hold the baby while you eat a hot meal or have a shower! Every woman will have slightly different needs and I am very flexible
  • Discounted Closing The Bones option (see below)
  • Benefits from having your own personal Weleda Advisor with 25% discount on Weleda Mother and Baby range throughout pregnancy for up to 30 days postpartum

My Go With The Flow Birth Doula Package costs £800

To secure your on call period in my diary, I ask for 30% of the total as my booking fee upfront and for the remaining sum in up to two instalments payable within 30 days of the birth.

♥ ♥♥ I offer a 15% discount for repeat clients… lucky lucky you! ♥♥♥

 

one-off postnatal visit (anytime in the first 12 weeks after birth)

I offer two standalone packages for postnatal support

2hr meeting at your home comprising:

  • postnatal birth debrief session (especially useful for a traumatic birth)
  • evaluating how the first few weeks have been going for your baby and you
  • breastfeeding support
  • support finding gentle sleep rhythms
  • optional relaxing Weleda Lavender footbath or a Weleda hand massage

Followed up by 3 weeks postnatal support with a weekly 15 min telephone call / unlimited email support ~ £75

Or

4hr meeting at your home comprising:

  • postnatal birth debrief session (especially useful for a traumatic birth)
  • evaluating how the first few weeks have been going for your baby and you
  • breastfeeding support
  • support finding gentle sleep rhythms
  • optional relaxing Weleda Lavender footbath or a Weleda hand massage
  • 25% discount on one Weleda order up to the value of £100

Followed up by 6 weeks postnatal support with a weekly 15 min telephone call / unlimited email support ~ £150

closing the bones

Both practical but also of a spiritual nature, Closing The Bones is a traditional ceremony which is privately carried out after birth. A lovely way to honour the work of carrying your baby or babies through the amazing process of pregnancy and birth and gently returning and restoring all that stretching outwards energy into healing and restoring your hips and pelvis back to an ideal state for your journey ahead.

Using a mexican robozo and postpartum belly massage using skills taught by traditional postnatal rebozo experts Stacia Smales and Sophie Messager and also midwife Molly O’Brien.

I can help you to bring losure whether your birth was peaceful or traumatic, and provide a safe space for releasing emotions for healing in the environment of your own home (or my yurt if you prefer), in a deeply nurtured way.

You can do this anytime after you have a baby – even years after!

My ‘Closing the Bones’ poem is used by many practitioners around the UK during this ceremony and the feedback is really lovely. Somehow that the words hold a power to release emotions and promote self healing alongside the rebozo scarfs powers to bring closure!

I offer a nourishing womb massage using Rose Quartz Palmstone and your choice of Weleda Oils (or your own if you prefer), Labyrinth journey, and Rebozo Bone Closing ceremony for £60 for 2hrs ( although this may be a little longer if you really need extra care and I am able to stay longer… ) but reduced to £30 if tagged onto any other service listed above.

 

last minute doula

If you are looking for loving and compassionate support in labour either at home* or at hospital on a last minute basis, this may be the option for you.

If I am on call for another client, or am on holiday or have plans already, I may not be available. There is absolutely no guarantee I can come out to you so you are taking a chance on the day!

During the birth I will assist you to find comfortable positions, be a point of continuity, and offer reassurance, practical, emotional and physical support for up to 18hrs. Using Weleda products to massage and comfort if you so wish.

After your baby’s birth I will also come and do a follow up visit at a mutually convenient time to help you settle into your new role. This visit would typically last 3-4hrs.

My last minute doula package costs £600 and is payable in full, up front, at the time of contacting me for support. In exceptional circumstances there may be some exceptions to this payment rule so please do speak to me if paying the full fee in one lump sum is completely impossible.

* For my own safe-guarding, I will only attend homebirths where a midwife is also in attendance, and would need to speak with the mother herself by telephone or skype

 

skype/telephone support

Do you live up a mountain? Or across the seas? Can’t get to my locale in person? Or maybe you want to gift something to a friend or relative to support them to give birth feeling a little more prepared? No problem!

Get in touch to arrange a skype/telephone call – I charge £20/hour

 

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