Prenatal and Birth Support Options

My Doula support options are flexible to meet your particular family needs and I am more than happy to adjust them for you.
The first meeting is always complimentary and it is the way to see if I am the Doula you are looking for, if you feel comfortable with me and to understand your wishes. After our sessions you will be feeling confident and well prepared for your birth.

For information on HypnoBirthing® Marie Mongan method classes please click here ​.

The Journey

In this option, we will have the time to prepare you and your partner for this important time of your life and the arrival of your baby. You can add the HypnoBirthing course to this option as well as the optimal birth preparation.

Also, for those who wish to receive continuity of care with 3 postpartum visits.

  • 4 meetings (2 Childbirth classes and 2 labour, birth and partner preparations).
  • Labour and Birth preparation sessions for you and your partner in your home and at convenient times (weekends and evenings as well).
  • Breastfeeding Basics training and Postpartum education session
  • Help with writing your birth wishes plan and understanding the country’s birth systems and protocols.
  • Unlimited contact via phone, email and Skype whenever you need me.
  • Access to my library, books,  HypnoBirthing material, Tens machine, Birth Ball, etc.
  • Teach you and your partner about Spinning Babies techniques and daily routines exercises to promote optimal fetal position.
  • On call from your 37th week till birth. And even before, if your baby decides to arrive earlier. 
  • Unconditional and continuous labour and birth support. I will be with you from anytime when you need me until long after the birth when you will be settled, loving and enjoying your baby.
  • Supporting you during labour with my best Doula skills and also Homeopathy, Organic Essential Oils, Acupressure, Peanut ball, Rebozo and Spinning Babies techniques, guided visualization and any other tools that you may wish to use.
  • Breastfeeding support.
  • 3 Postpartum meetings: 1 Birth debriefing plus 2 Breastfeeding consultation.

Complete

My standard supporting option, for 2nd time parents or those who already have previous ChildBirth education.

preExtra childbirth class or preparation sessions can be also arranged if necessary. 

  • 2 meetings  (labor and birth preparation).
  • Help with writing your birth wishes plan and understanding the country’s birth systems and protocols.
  • Breastfeeding Basics training and Postpartum education session.
  • Unlimited contact via phone, email, and Skype whenever you need me.
  • Access to my library, books,  HypnoBirthing material, Tens machine, Birth Ball, etc.
  • On call from your 37th week till birth. And even before, if your baby decides to arrive earlier.
  • Teach you and your partner about Spinning Babies techniques and daily routines exercises to promote optimal fetal position.
  • Unconditional and continuous labour and birth support. I will come from when you need me until long after the birth when you will be settled, loving and enjoying your baby.
  • Supporting you during labour with my best Doula skills and also Homeopathy, Organic Essential Oils, Acupressure, Peanut ball, Rebozo and Spinning Babies techniques, guided visualization and any other tools that you may wish to use.
  • Breastfeeding support.
  • 1 – 2 Postpartum meeting, at home or hospital.

VBAC Doula​

Is a VBAC just like another Birth?

Yes, it is, but the more you understand, learn and prepare, highest are the chances of achieving your VBAC. 

While I love all births, I’m passionate about supporting VBACs and I have supported many over my years as a Doula including VB3C and will I guide you through what it takes to birth your baby the way you want! 

  • 2 – 3 meetings  Special VBAC skills, labor and birth preparation.
  • Help with writing your birth wishes plan and understanding the country’s birth systems and protocols.
  • Breastfeeding Basics training and Postpartum education session.
  • Unlimited contact via phone, email, and Skype whenever you need me.
  • Access to my library, books, HypnoBirthing material, Tens machine, Birth Ball, etc.
  • On call from your 37th week till birth. And even before, if your baby decides to arrive earlier.
  • Teach you and your partner about Spinning Babies techniques and daily routines exercises to promote optimal fetal position.
  • Supporting you during labour with my best Doula skills and also Homeopathy, Organic Essential Oils, Acupressure, Rebozo, Spinning Babies and Peanut ball techniques, guided visualization and any other tools that you may wish yo use.
  • Unconditional and continuous labour and birth support. I will come from when you need me until long after the birth when you will be settled, loving and enjoying your baby.
  • Breastfeeding support.
  • Breastfeeding support.
  • 1 -2 Postpartum meeting, at home or hospital.

Schedule CS Birth

Sometimes is the best or the only option for the birth of your baby, or it is the mother’s choice, a very valid reason. In this case, I can assist you to get the best care, how to have a GENTLE Surgical birth (also called mother-baby centered c-section) and extra attention is on the continuous customized Postpartum care. 

  • 1 meeting to discuss your wishes, procedures, gentle c-section and newborn care options.
  • Access to my library 
  • Help with a birth plan
  • Supporting you on the day with breathing and relaxation techniques with my best Doula skills, guided visualization and any other tools that you may wish to use.
  • Presence on the day of the scheduled birth, meet you and your partner at the hospital.
  • Physical and emotional support, help you get acclimated, facilitate communication between you and the hospital staff, and prepare your partner to join you in the O.R.
  • Stay with you in the recovery room (if possible)
  • Help you initiate lactation/breastfeeding and bonding.
  • Remain at the hospital for the postpartum period (2-3h) to assist you both. 
  • 2-3 Postpartum meetings/Breastfeeding support at home or hospital.
LACTATION AND BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

Home visits, please call me on 0641705042 to book. Early help and support are key to avoid issues and bring knowledge and increase confidence to a new mom.

EXTRA MEETINGS

Extra meetings for preparation or specific needs are possible. Please contact me on 0641705042  or info@maedoula.com.

Birth preparation sessions

For mothers and couples – who would prefer this or wants to her Partner to be her only support – giving some extra tools to help the mother during the labour and birthing.

  • Exploring your hopes and fears.
  • Stages of labour and the role of hormones.
  • Positions for labour as well as optimal foetal position.
  • The partner’s role.
  • The birth environment, be it in hospital, birth centre or home, and how to promote a sense of security and calm
  • A frank discussion of the pros and cons of natural and chemical pain relief.
  • Massage and acupressure points relevant to labour.
  • This is completely customized to your needs and wishes.

Cerrado - Rebozo ceremony

This is a beautiful way to close your Postpartum period from 6 weeks (onward) after the birth and to enhance your first weeks of motherhood. This done with 4 hands with the help of a wonderful Doula sister who is also a massage therapist.

We start with a relaxing tea blend, then a soothing floral and herbal bath, and you can have your baby in the bath with you and  a 4 hands massage with an Organic Essential Oil blend mixed exclusively for you and the Rebozo closing ritual. In all, it takes around 2.5-3 hours only for yourself.. 

It is a delightful treat for any new mother, a moment to be cared and pampered.