The first meeting
The first meeting can take place before or after your baby is born in the initial days or weeks. Ideally though we will meet before the baby arrives. This meeting can take place in your home with your partner or a close relative or friend.
The discussion at this meeting will be to discover what is a priority for you in terms of what you need from me. From this we can discuss what package suits you best, agree the hours and days to be worked, the terms and conditions including payment and any other issues you think are helpful for me to know. The fee for this meeting is included in each package.
The first visit
In the early days with a newborn, life is all about learning - learning your baby's cues, learning to sleep in a new pattern, learning about your new identity as a mum and possibly learning how your new baby fits in with your other child/ren and busy life.
My first visit will entail working with you and being your extra pair of hands to help and ears to listen. Life with a newborn doesn't always go to plan. Being able to respond to whatever needs to get done in order to support you will be my number one priority.
Each visit will comprise of the aspects listed on the page "What is a Postnatal Doula".
There may be an appointment you would like me to attend with you, you may just need your sleep while I watch your precious baby, have a bath or shower, sit and talk about your birth and your feelings about being a new mum, prep a meal for that nights dinner, give you information on breastfeeding options and much more.
I tailor each visit to your needs. I am here for you so you can take the time to fall in love with your baby.
Silver Package - $1100
This package of care and nurturing in the early days is 16 hours over 2 weeks and can be made up of mutually agreed hours over the 2 weeks. There are minimum and maximum hours set.
This package includes 2 months of phone and email support lasting 2 months from the time of the first visit.
Gold Package - $2,500
This package of care and support is 40 hours over 4 weeks. The hours are mutually agreed. As with the Silver Package there are minimum and maximum hours set.
This package includes a gift membership to the Australian Breastfeeding Association as well as increased phone and email support lasting 4 months from the time of the first visit.
Platinum Package - $4,600
This package of care and support is is 80 hours over 2 months. The daily visits are mutually agreed. As with the Silver and Gold Packages there are minimum and maximum hours set.
This package also includes a gift membership to the Australian Breastfeeding Association as well as phone and email support lasting 6 months from the time of the first visit.