Birth Doula Service… Our first meeting is free and it’s all about getting to know each other and to discuss my birth doula services. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask questions and explore your ideas on birth and also to see if we connect.
I really like to get to know all my clients (or SiStars) as I like to call it. If you were to book me, we would meet a few times so I could really get to know you and see how I can best support you. This could also be done by phone, email, skype, texts etc. You will also get a ‘Breathe To A Better Birth Class’ from me as part of this package. This is quite a powerful 1-2-1 class where we dive a bit deeper…
We’ll take a look at any fears or anything holding you back from really stepping into YOUR POWER and from being the best birthing goddess you can be! We will release them by doing a fire burning ritual and some EFT (emotional freedom technique) and you will be guided into a meditation to call back all your energies and power. During the class we will have a chat about hormones, discuss birth physiology, what happens during labour, how and why to relax, trust and surrender and we will do another meditation at the very end. You will not be the same person when you leave (in a good way) and what a beautiful way to start your journey:)
We would then keep in touch during your journey, go through your birth wishes and see how else I can support and cheer you on.
I’ll also be happy to recommend or help you find a pregnancy nutritionist, maternity reflexologists, acupuncturists & placenta encapsulation specialists too. If you are would like a natural birth we can go through various natural pain reliefs and how to soothe those aches and pains during labour and if you are considering taking drugs during labour, that’s ok too. We can go through the different ones on offer and talk about which one does what.
From 38 weeks until you give birth, I will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will come to you when you are in active labour (from 3-4cm dilated) and stay throughout the whole birth and labour process until the baby is safely bundled in your arms.
During labour I will offer continuous emotional and physical support. I’ll do Reiki if you wish (am a proud Reiki Master:) or even bio energy healing (bio energy is an amazing healing modality and proven to really speed things up). I’ll massage you, stroke your hair, and I’ll also encourage you to have an active labour too. I’ll use rebozzo techniques to help with any discomfort during any waves or surges and I will be there for you fully giving you all my support and love to help ease things. There will be lots of soothing positive words of encouragement, hand holding and bringing you back to your own rhythm if things gets a bit dis-hormonised (if that’s a word!), I’ll dance with you (yup I’ve done that too), I’ll sing or hum or if you wish and we could even sing sacred chants and mantras too! I’ll cool you down with cold flannels and I’ll make sure you are well hydrated too.
If you have a partner, I’ll encourage your partner to get actively involved too and I’ll hold that space while you do your dance with your baby as you journey into motherhood.
I’ll also bring all my bits n bobs with me and will make the space into a beautiful and sacred setting (yes even in a hospital environment). I even put on some relaxing and soothing music – I have a killer playlist!
Then I’ll stay with you until your baby has made it’s way Earth-side and everyone is settled and happy. I will also take some amazing photos during and after the birth and send them to you too.
Once your at home with your new arrival, I’ll come and see you all where we can have the opportunity to talk through your birth story and of course admire your beautiful new born! This will be anywhere between one and 2 weeks postnatally.
If you say ‘Yay! – I want Pammie there’, my fees are £1,200