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Many upcoming parents find themselves stressed. Hormones, discomforts and preparation pressures can lead to unnecessary strain on giving birth. We would love to take these burdens off your shoulders by taking care of you and allowing you to love yourself and your new family member.
We offer to visit your home to take care of you in any way needed (non-medical) as well as protect the birth environment (home birth too,) offer advice, massages, water therapy, hydration/food, and pretty much any assistance you'd expect from a birthing doula.
Taking care of your newborn should be your number one priority after home birth or hospital. The problem is there's so much that needs doing you cant give 100% to what you need to. Postnatal doula are there to help relieve the stresses of day to day and provide breastfeeding support so that you can fully take care of your new loved one.
Our postnatal doula do home visits and provide breastfeeding support, routine planning, assistance with chores, emotional support, cooking, and pretty much whatever else you need. We're very flexible!
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There are a lot of gravidas and their spouses who feel unprepared and don't know what to expect, or feel they need a refresher birthing class. Birthing classes Melbourne are a great way to get ready for this new chapter in your life.
Birthing classes Melbourne will teach you about nutrition, exercises, pain relief, recovery, breastfeeding, and general tips for your health. You'll also learn the signs of labour, when to go to the hospital, and the roles of hormones in labour.
Many mothers find themselves wishing they had records of the moment their child entered into the world and the time leading up to and after it. Our photographers take high quality photos for you to cherish years after your little one isn't quite so little.
Photoshoots can be done on call and can arrive during labour and stick around a few hours postpartum. Photos can be printed and will be available online , presented in a gallery and slideshow.
We started doing doula services because we had a passion for comforting new and upcoming mothers during their time of vulnerability. We love to help out by relieving the stress of inexperience, chores, managing kids, errands, antenatal class, pretty much any way we can!
"It was the best decision we ever made to have Ava as our doula to be by our side prior, during and after the birth of our first son!"
"I can't speak highly enough of Kate. I can still remember her calm voice speaking to me."
"I'm very grateful that Jez was there for my wife and me. I was feeling very overwhelmed but her calming affect and answering my questions was so helpful."
“Amazing experience i love it a lot. Thanks to the team that dreams come true, great! Really appreciate there approach”
The benefits of doula services are as follows, but the most important benefit is that she can help you feel empowered during your labour and birth. A doula would be responsible for things such as educating you on labour and birth, a birth map, giving you psychological support, monitoring your contractions and sleep patterns, supporting breastfeeding mothers, providing pain relief techniques, preparing the room for childbirth, and negotiating medications with doctors or midwives before the birthing day arrives. Having a doula will help you to have a positive experience of childbirth and reduce some of the stress that comes with it.
Doulas also play an important role in advocating for women's health during their pregnancy as they are trained to view every aspect of pregnancy from a woman's perspective.
I can still support you as your doula.
A planned caesarean is a common request from women who know they want to have their baby that way and from women who are having complications during labour. There are many reasons why a woman might choose to have a planned caesarean, but one of the main reasons is that it's easier for both the mum and baby.
If you've made the decision to have your baby in this way, I will help you settle into the hospital, inform you of any necessary processes, and help calm any of the nerves you may be experiencing. Depending on the anaesthetist, surgeon, and hospital, I may be allowed to join you in the theatre. In the case that i'm barred entry, I will wait outside and help comfort you and doula my job as normal.
A planned caesarean will mean that I may not be present with you during labour and birth as I would normally be.
Doulas help the partner in ways such as:
-pack and deliver the hospital bag to the parents, giving them an extra set of hands while they pack
-assist in installing car seats and other safety equipment, if needed
-help make plans for childcare
-offering emotional support to the father through labour and delivery
There are many things a doula can do. The doula will come with your partner during pregnancy and remain with them during labour. This is great because it relieves some of the stress from momma's partner. The doula should be able to answer any questions your partner may have about different stages of labour, childbirth positions or anything else that may be on his mind.
Generally we can't give exact prices for our services until we know exactly what it is that you need from us. Getting a quote is as easy as leaving your details in the box just below and we'll get back to you with a price within a day or two.
According to homebirthaustralia.org, "in a study of over 5000 births in the USA and Canada, Women who intended at the start of labour to have a home birth with a certified professional midwife had a low rate of intrapartum and neonatal mortality," It's generally not recommended if you're giving birth to multiples, your baby isnt positioned for headfirst delivery, or if you've had a casesarean in the past. There is always the option to be transported during labour to a hospital, but you should plan for that as a backup.
If you are considering a homebirth we would highly recommend taking some antenatal classes melbourne to make sure you're completely prepared for the nuances of childbirth. A birth map is also recommended and is something our doulas can take you through when they visit. Home birth Melbourne is generally considered safe so long as you are fully prepared.