Birth & Postnatal Doula Support
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My role is to listen, inform, reassure and support your decisions, as well as hold the space for you in your birth journey, on whichever path you may choose to follow. 

I can provide flexible, family-centred care and perinatal support, in person or virtually within the Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula areas. 

A sample birth support plan:
- Antenatal visits: birth preferences planning, wellness sessions with hypnobirthing techniques, massage, acupressure, breathwork and other comfort methods, as well as guidance for birth partners 
- Continuous support during labour & birth and during the Golden Hour after birth, with birth photos.

- Use of essential oils/diffuser, massage tools, rebozo and TENS machine

- Postnatal visits: birth de-briefing, support with newborn care, sleep and breastfeeding, fourth trimester planning and postpartum transition - also just to listen and chat over a cup of tea!
- Access to evidence-based information and wellbeing resources
- A back-up doula if required
- 24/7 on-call support 2 weeks before/after estimated due date
- Unlimited communication and ongoing check-ins for as long as you need.

 

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A sample postnatal plan can also include: 

- Antenatal visit to meet family and chat about fourth trimester planning

- Birth debriefing, support with self-care, baby bonding and postpartum transition

- Comfort measures for recovery and healing, caring for baby and/or siblings

- Help with settling in at home, meal preparation etc

- Guidance with newborn care including sleeping, feeding, information and service referrals

- Accompanying mum and baby on outings or health care visits

- Ongoing communication and check-ins for as long as you need.

"Natalie made my husband and I feel heard and supported throughout the entire pregnancy, birth and post-partum period. Although I have an amazing husband, working with Natalie meant he could also feel emotionally supported during the wild journey of our birth. I loved being able to reach out to Natalie for her expert guidance. Having her at the birth felt like having family there and I always felt safe and in control. Every birth is a life changing experience and having support from people you trust is key. I will always be grateful for Natalie's presence, strength and support."

Amirah, Ismail and Hamzah

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