'If a woman doesn't look like a goddess while giving birth then someone isn't treating her right'
Ina May Gaskin
COVID - 19 Doula support update
I am still here for you during these strange times. I have added a remote doula support package in addition to my in person packages for those that are, for now unable to benefit from in person doula support. Like all of my offerings the remote doula support package can be tailored to your needs. Support and compassion are needed as much if not more than ever.
I am mother to two wonderful boys and have had two very different birth Journeys. I understand first hand how vital love, compassion, friendship and support is to an empowered birth journey, whether it be baby number 1,2,3 or beyond. I believe that every mother and every birth should be treated like the important and sacred rite of passage it is. I wish that every mother be honoured and treated as the goddess she deserves to be at this time, this is why I am dedicated to helping every woman I support feel safe, held, empowered and in control of her birth no matter how or where she chooses. My aim as your Doula is to gently support you in meeting your baby in the most loving way possible and most importantly in your own authentic way so that you take away proud and happy memories of your birth journey. My greatest wish for every woman is that she transitions into motherhood healthily and lovingly body and mind. With me this is through loving touch, heartfelt and mindful support and good nurturing nourishment.
I trained with Nurturing Birth in 2013 soon after supporting both my sister and sister in law in their first births. I am registered as a recognised doula and doula mentor with Doula UK, the main doula association in the UK and with Younique postnatal. I also commit to continuing my learning and updating my knowledge by attending courses and further training regularly.
Birth Doula package example - £1200
The support I offer is flexible and my doula offering can be tailored to fit what you need and want. I understand that each birth journey is unique and my doula support reflects this. For some lots of food and massage may be what they need from me, for others more planning and birth prep. It may be the postnatal season you need more care in? The choice is yours, this is your birth. My only goal is to support you in your journey, your way so that you can meet your baby in the most loving way possible. How can I be there for you?
- 3 antenatal visits of your choice
- Pregnancy massage or reiki session with optional added time for antenatal prep.
- Unlimited calls and email
- Birth support including some photography to capture special moments you may miss out on and tender moments that are lovely to look back on
- After the birth I will stay to ensure that you are settled and support your 1st feed if needed
- 3 sacred postnatal care visits. (Full body postnatal massage with ceremonial closing, flower milk and honey bath and lots of nourishment)
Additional services/sessions can be added, antenatal or postnatal
- Optional add on – Postnatal care pack £ 45 Perineal bath blend Cleansing room spray Healing herbal bath Nursing tea
Shared doula support £1600
Double the doula or more is a wonderful thing! You will benefit from the combined wisdom, knowledge, support and skill from myself and the doula/s we choose to work with.
together we will support you through your journey and you will benefit from a sacred and held journey into birth and your fourth trimester.
Individual antenatal session £65
One off antenatal preparation sessions can be booked at any time. These can be tailored to your needs to include:
Support in creating your birth plans A, B & C
Birth preparation including Biomechanics for birth/ spinning babies. Finding balance and comfort in your body for pregnancy and birth. Teaching your birth partner ways to support your pregnant and labouring body, find balance and encourage baby use the space available to them. These techniques are so effective yet simple to learn.
Massage and pain management techniques for labour
Planning for the 4th trimester
4th trimester care
The postnatal period is often very overlooked. I aim to honour the amazing birth you have experienced and your journey into motherhood by honouring all of you.
Sacred postnatal mother warming is the care of the new mother focusing on the total health and gentle recovery of a woman as she embarks on this journey into motherhood. It is the tender wrapping up of the healing soul, warming of the body and binding the mother through gentle loving arms of a sister. Reclaiming the traditions of postnatal care my mother warming service will offer all you need to seal your birth and ease you lovingly into motherhood with healing foods, sacred baths, warming and binding bellies and massage, tinctures, oils, teas, loving hands and an open heart is all available to you.
Every woman deserves to be welcomed into mothering through gentle and loving care
Sacred postnatal package £600
this package aims to lovingly care for you during the first 6 weeks after your birth. I will visit you once a week at your home with a food box (menu will be sent to you before), herbal/ floral bath and belly bind. I will offer a warm oil rub down with full body massage including womb massage and tuck in with gentle meditation.
While you are tucked in I prepare the herbal bath, while you are bathing I can prepare a dish from your food box, the cleansing broth is always good after a treatment and a pot of herbal tea with lactation cookie. Before you sit to eat I bind your belly which can be left for a week until I next visit or however long is comfortable for you.
I will hold baby if needed while you are tucked in, bathing or simply want to enjoy your tea and food with two hands! I will also wash the dishes and rinse the bath out if needed and so that after I leave you can just relax and enjoy the feeling of post treatment bliss.
I provide you with the much needed space to share, reflect and unpack your story if you need, for as long as you need and as many times as you need. Your story matters and how you feel matters. I will listen to you, support you and hold you howerver you need.
If you would like to extend the 6 weeks additional treatments can be discussed.
Birth goddess session £95
this healing mother goddess package welcomes you into motherhood with open arms and gentle loving care.
Warm oil rub down
I begin by smudging and cleansing our sacred space and preparing a beautiful alter.
I will then offer you a warm oil rub down with hot stone tummy press
Postnatal closing massage
traditional, warming closing of the bones and full body massage with tuck in. This traditional and ceremonial massage adds a moment of stillness, meditative peace and reflection. The rocking and wrapping with the rebozo shawl is deeply relaxing and feels safe. The full body massage is warming and releases tension, bringing our attention back to the body.
Milk and honey bath
I will leave you tucked in with a gentle meditation, body blessing
And prepare your milk and honey/ floral or herbal bath
Bengkung belly binding (optional)
This important part of recovery and healing is traditionally used to comfort, support and hold that womb space. This can feel like a real spiritual closure of your pregnancy, it looks and feels amazing too!You are left in the belly bind either overnight or for 3 days, however long feels comfortable.
I will end this session with a serving of warming broth, postnatal herbal tea and energy bites or sweet treat. You will be gifted more nourishment and pampering treats to enjoy after I leave.
option to include baby massage
You may also choose to enhance this experience with a bigger food package.
Postnatal doula support - £20.00ph
Loving support through your 4th trimester. This is short and intense season that requires a gentle and nurturing presence to keep that oxytocin flowing. I will provide emotional support, light housework, cooking, birth debrief, baby massage and postnatal massage. Postnatal Massages are at a reduced though additional expense.
Mothers help £20.00ph
This is for beyond 12 weeks postpartum but offers the same gentle and nurturing support as above. Lets face it mothering can be tough! I aim to provide emotional and practical support. Just contact me for a chat and we can discuss your needs.
Baby massage 4 week course
Nurturing for mother and baby. Connect, communicate lovingly, bond and relax with simple yet effective techniques in our first language, the language of touch.
Mother blessing from £70
A mother blessing is inspired by the sacred pre-birth ceremony 'Blessingway' that has traditionally been performed by Navajo people, and celebrates a woman’s rite of passage into motherhood.
Reclaiming this tradition and honouring your journey into motherhood with your own mother blessing is a wonderful way to mark your pregnancy and gather your beloved women friends and family to shower you with love and support. Unlike a traditional baby shower where the focus is on gifts, a Mother Blessing puts the focus back on nurturing the woman. A woman’s closest friends and family gather in love to build up her mind, body, and soul in preparation for her journey to motherhood. It is intended that the mother-to-be leaves bursting full of love.
I am honoured to offer a personal service where I help gather and prepare your guests and ensure that your mother blessing runs smoothly and in a way that is authentic and meaningful to you to you. Flower crowns, songs, pampering, belly painting, cake and more, the choice is yours!
add a cake from £50
add belly painting from £65