Birth & Postnatal Doula Support 

HERE FOR YOU, UNCONDITIONALLY THROUGHOUT PREGNANCY, LABOUR, BIRTH AND INTO PARENTHOOD

 

SO WHAT IS A DOULA?

In short, it's someone who is there for you.  Someone who will hold the space, respect you, provide continuity, support, nurture and advocate for you if needed. 

As your doula, I am there just for you (and your partner if you have one).  As a doula I provide unconditional support and am there to inform, nurture and respect your choices.  I will advocate for you, if required and hold the space.  

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

IS A DOULA ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO BIRTH PARTNER?

No! Absolutely not.  Doula support is for everyone. It doesn't matter if you have a partner, how or where you want to birth.  

KINDS OF BIRTHS I CAN SUPPORT YOU WITH.

I can support you throughout all types of birth. It doesn't matter if you are birthing at home or having an elective caesarean.  Support, care and continuity is so important, however you birth. 

CAN A DOULA REPLACE A MIDWIFE?

No, as a doula I am not medical so I do not replace any medical professional. I can talk and advocate but I do not perform any medical procedures or treatments. 

WHAT ABOUT AFTER THE BIRTH?

After you have your baby I am still there for you. I can provide you with help feeding, making meals for you, light cleaning, basically I am there to nurture you.

ARE YOU ON CALL FOR OTHER PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME?

No, I only take on one doula client in the same on call period.  

DO YOU WORK ON YOUR OWN?

I work with a buddy doula, so we split the on call period.  We also do antenatal and postnatal visits either together or individually so you get to know us both. This works well as it gives you total piece of mind that there is more that one person who understands what you want, knows you and is available for you.  Especially during COVID, this is handy as should one of us have to self isolate or have COVID there the other doula would take over.  A buddy doula would be arranged to suit your needs, if you do not bond with the doula I normally team up with (it's not happened yet), someone else can be arranged.  It's important you feel safe, secure and supported.  You will be given an on call rota in advance but it normally works out that I would be on call 4 consecutive days per week and the buddy 3 consecutive days.  

WHEN DO YOU GO 'ON CALL'?

Normally we would go on call, so available 24/7 from 38 weeks gestation, but this can be tailored to your individual needs. 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GO INTO LABOUR?

You would give me a call, we would have a chat on the phone and discuss if you wanted me to come down at that point or keep me updated.  When I come down I am there to hold the space, to unconditionally support you.  This could include things like making food, setting up a birth pool, ensuring your other children are okay, massaging you and creating an amazing birth space.  I am also trained in various techniques to increase comfort throughout pregnancy, labour and birth.  We would go through these in advance at our antenatal appointments. 

DO YOU COME WITH ME TO HOSPITAL?

Yes, if you want me to.  Obviously we would keep an eye on the relevant government guidance regarding birth partners and speak to the hospital/ trust if required in advance.  If for some reason, I am not able to attend in person due to the guidelines, I am available and able to provide remote/ virtual doula support.  This would be discussed at length in advance.  

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE ANTENATAL AND POSTNATAL APPOINTMENTS? 

Antenatally, we would get to know you and you us.  We would discuss your needs, options and go through ways to help you to feel more comfortable.  We would answer any questions you have and provide you with evidence based information so you can make informed decisions. 

Postnatally, we would support you with feeding (however you choose to feel), nurture you, give you space and time to restore and rest, cook you meals, run a hoover around, basically anything to help you feel good! 

WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?

We cover within a 60 minute commute of Southport/ Liverpool. So, Ormskirk, Liverpool, Wigan, Preston, The Wirral, Skelmersdale, Maghull, Chorley, Leyland, Formby and anywhere in between. 

bespoke and tailored to your needs

Birth & Postnatal Doula Support Packages 

£900

Signature 

2 x  Antenatal visits lasting Approx. 2 hours each

On call from 38 weeks gestation 24/7 

1 Postnatal visit lasting 2-3 hours in length

1 x 30 minute pregnancy massage with Janine Brogan qualified massage therapist and doula 

Ongoing support throughout phone, what's app and email until 6 weeks after birth

4 Pregnancy yoga classes online or in person

£100 off a group or private Hypnobirthing PLUS course 

£1200

The works

3 x  Antenatal visits lasting approx. 2 hours each

On call from 38 weeks gestation 24/7 

2 x Postnatal visits lasting 2-3 hours each 

Ongoing support throughout phone, what's app and email until 6 weeks after birth

4 x Pregnancy Yoga classes online or in person

1 x 50 minute Pregnancy Massage (with Janine Brogan qualified pregnancy massage therapist) 

Postnatal Abdominal Massage with Jenie Butler Scholes (Closing The Bones) 

£150 off a group or private Hypnobirthing PLUS course in Southport. 

 

£1500

The FULL hit!

3 x  Antenatal visits lasting approx. 2 hours each

On call from 38 weeks gestation 24/7 

3 x Postnatal visits lasting 2-3 hours each 

Ongoing support throughout phone, what's app and email until 6 weeks after birth

8 x Pregnancy yoga classes in person or online

1 x 50 minute Pregnancy Massage (with Janine Brogan qualified pregnancy massage therapist) 

1 x Reflexology session or additional pregnancy massage (with Janine Brogan)

Postnatal Abdominal Massage with Jenie Butler Scholes (Closing The Bones) 

Hypnobirthing PLUS group course (in Southport)

 

 

PERFECT IF YOU WANT POSTNATAL SUPPORT BUT NOT BIRTH SUPPORT

POSTNATAL DOULA SUPPORT

Jenie (Southport) 

As a postnatal doula, I support you throughout the first few days and weeks after having your baby, in your own home.  

The main areas I work postnatally are Southport, Formby, Crosby, Ormskirk, Chorley, Leyland and Maghull (basically within a 40 minute drive of Southport). 

Some of the ways and things I can support you with include: 

  • Feeding your baby 
  • Cooking nutritious meals for you (and your partner) 
  • Looking after your baby while you rest, restore, take a bath 
  • Light housework 

INVESTMENT:

£25 per hour (minimum of 2 hour blocks) 

Or 

£184 for 8 hours 

£352 for 16 hours 

Additional postnatal doula support can be added onto any birth doula support package.