I am  Birth Bliss Academy trained and certified doula and a former member of Doula UK. BirthBliss Academy founder, Kicki Hansard, is an award winning doula and author of The Secrets of Birth. Kicki has taught and supported just short of 800 women on their doula journey and runs courses all over the UK and abroad. Kicki has trained with both Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus, two of the founders of DONA (Doulas Of North America) as well as a number of prominent leaders in their fields, such as Jack Newman, Ina May Gaskin and Michel Odent. I am thrilled to have been trained by Kicki Hansard, who continues to provide me ongoing support across the miles, as I continue to support parents of Wellington.

All of my doula packages include a free, no-obligation initial meeting, so you ask any questions you may have and see if I am the right doula for you.

"I think one of the best things we could do would be to help women/parents/families discover their own birth power, from within themselves. And to let them know it’s always been there, they just needed to tap into it."

John H. Kennell

Birth Doula Package

This is my most popular doula package.

The birth package comprises of three stages of support:

Antenatal

Unlimited phone, text and email support from the time of booking.

complementary meet and greet with your LMC.

2 X 2 hour private antenatal sessions which will take place in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits, with or without a partner. We cover all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the 4th trimester, and can talk about previous birth experiences if applicable. some or all of the following:

Access to my lending library of birth balls, books, CDs and DVDs related to pregnancy, birth, babies and parenthood.

Information packs outlining everything covered in our sessions with helpful references and websites. NEW TO 2020!

Birth Support

Use of my Eco La Bassine professional birthing pool
(Fully refundable deposit required for pool, kit and liner additional). NEW TO 2020!

Use of my TENS machines (Fully refundable deposit of $50 required). TENS pads to be purchased separately.

I will be on call for the birth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 38 weeks until week 42.

Continuity of care through labour and birth, whether it is at home, Te Awakairangi birth centre, or Hospital.

Use of my doula birth kit (including Aromatherapy oils, Homeopathy remedies, LED candles, heat pack, combs for acupressure, and more. Contents may vary).

Postnatal

Guidance with babies first feed if required, and what to expect over the following hours and days.

Postnatal remedy to aid healing (NEW TO 2020)

1 x postnatal session, usually within 10 days of baby's birth and in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits, with or without a partner, to reflect on your birth experience and how you are doing, and ask questions about what to expect over the next few weeks. I am also happy to help with a bit of light housework.

Complimentary lactation cookies.

Unlimited phone/text/email support until 6 weeks post birth.

Additional visits can be arranged if required.

Lactation cookies or a simple, yet warm and hearty meal are a special treat that I offer with compliments -

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it"

John H. Kennell

Postnatal Package

Happy with your birth team but looking for some nurturing postnatal support? Look no further! Let me support you in your new role as a Mum so you can rest and recover from birth feeling supported, and able enjoy this time with your new baby. Why not take out the stress and arrange your postnatal support before your baby arrives!

  • Step 1 - Choose the number of visits per week (1, 2 or 3)
  • Step 2 - Choose over how many weeks (2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks).
  • Sessions take approximately 2 hours in your home or out and about
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays during school term and school hours
  • Added flexibility during school holidays.
  • Access to my lending library

**More information to come about what is included in a Postnatal Package or please ring if you have a question**

 

Birth Pool Package (COMING SOON!)

Planning a home birth? Looking for a pool?
Using water during labour is a common comfort measure and can help you feel relaxed and in control.  I have an Eco La Bassin Professional Birthing Pool available to hire – contact me for availability.

This includes the following:

• Eco La Bassine Pool
• Air Pump for inflation
• NEW Liner
• NEW 10 metre Hose
• Tap adaptors x 2
• NEW Themometer
• Groundsheet
• Water Pump for emptying afterwards
• NEW Sieve
• Delivery and antenatal demonstration session
• Collection post birth

Birth and Postnatal Package

With a nurturing relationship under our belts, why not be rewarded for your birthing experience with continued postnatal support so you can relax and enjoy your new baby. Birth doula clients get 10% discount on the price of one postnatal session.

Birth and KGH Package

Got me booked as your birth doula? Make the most of me by letting me help you prepare using enabling and evidence-based KGHynobirthing techniques. Birth doula clients get a KGH course place guaranteed, on any group course of their choice. They also receive a bonus FREE one hour KGH session during my on call period.

Birth and Blessing Package

What better way to celebrate your journey to parenthood than your own birth doula hosting your own Mother Blessing ceremony! Birth clients receive a 10% discount off a Mother Blessing.