Services 

Birth Doula Package Includes

New Moon- £1250

Full moon- £1450

Over the moon- £1650

Initial meeting

Initial meeting

Initial meeting

Welcome pack

Welcome pack

Welcome pack

Ongoing pregnancy support

Ongoing pregnancy support

Ongoing pregnancy support

Guidance through the maternity system

Guidance through the maternity system

Guidance through the maternity system

2 antenatal sessions

4 antenatal sessions with full hypnobirthing programme

4 antenatal sessions with full hypnobirthing programme

Birth preferences session

Birth preferences session

Birth preferences session

Access to my library of birth books

Access to my library of birth books

Access to my library of birth books

On call 10 days before due date until 42 weeks

On call 10 days before due date until 42 weeks

On call 10 days before due date until 42 weeks

Support during labour when you need me

Support during labour when you need me

Support during labour when you need me

Timeline of your birth

Timeline of your birth

Timeline of your birth

Postnatal visit including feeding support

Postnatal visit including feeding support

Postnatal visit including feeding support

 

Affirmation cards

Affirmation cards

 

 

4th trimester session

 

 

Monthly scheduled support via zoom/phone

 

 

4 hours postnatal support (in first 6 weeks)

 

 

6 weeks postnatal support via phone/text

Call me to discuss further 07837764177. 

Postnatal Doula Package

I can provide practical and emotional support, caring for your baby and caring for you, cups of tea an empathetic ear and a hug if needed. I can help you to recognise what’s normal for a newborn, assisting you in working through the differing advice and opinions, to find what’s right instinctively for you and your newborn.

I provide support in your home environment to enable you to develop your mothering skills, in a relaxed manner.

I can provide feeding support and signpost for any concerns you may have. I will listen to your birth story and support your decisions in a non-judgemental way, we are all different.

I have a wide knowledge of various approaches and methods of childcare and will use this knowledge to help you discover how you want to do things for your family, to follow your instincts.

I can assist with light housework, laundry, meal preparation and older siblings, really whatever you need to feel comfortable and supported.

I am flexible and my role is to support you and your partner with running your household and getting to know your newborn.

£25 per hour.

Call or e mail me to discuss further 07837764177 stepbystep.doula@gmail.com

Hypnobirthing

The Calm Births Course is a birth education programme designed to help you achieve a calm and gentle birth, whatever type of birth you have.

My classes are informal and relaxed, and tailored to your needs. Join in with a group or individual classes in the privacy of your own home or online.  

The course consists of three sessions of approximately 90 minutes each, there’s relaxation practice at home for you too. There is also an optional 4th session for first time parents, or those who want a refresher, covering the immediate postnatal period and how to cope, with lots of practical baby care advice.

You will learn how to take yourself away into a deep space of relaxation whenever and wherever you wish, whilst remaining in control. You will learn that birthing doesn’t need to be painful, about the physiology and hormones involved and what you can do to be in control of your birth.

The Calm births course uses a combination of Hypnobirthing techniques and practical antenatal education. I will talk you through the physical and hormonal changes that take place during the stages of labour. In trusting your amazing body and mind, you can keep that lovely oxytocin flowing with a positive mindset throughout. These tools along with other practical techniques to use include, deep relaxation, simple breathing techniques and light touch massage, my aim is to support and empower you to achieve your own beautiful birth, whatever that may look like, hypnobirthing can have such a positive impact.

I will also cover:

  • How to release any fears or negative feelings you may have around birth
  • How to naturally start your labour when baby is ready
  • Breathing techniques for labour and to birth your baby
  • A simple massage technique to avoid the chances of episiotomy
  • How to stay calm and in control of your baby’s birth
  • How to reduce the need for medication.

Group session £275 for you and your birth partner, private classes £325. Call me for more information 07837764177.

Walk and Talk

This is a 2 hour walk, a chance to chat, have a coffee at the park, air your concerns, get support. It could help you to gain confidence getting out and about with your baby. You can talk about all things baby, sleep, feeding, what’s normal for babies, or just chat in general, with someone who is experienced and a good listener.

£40 per session, call to book 07837764177

What my clients have to say…

‘Anne-Marie showed a very soft, sweet and determined personality with which I felt very comfortable, close and confident.’

‘A warm friendly, motherly lady- Anne-Marie is what I feel a doula is all about. She has a natural caring personality and a clear passion for birth and motherhood. The way she expressed her knowledge and advice, added to my confidence and without question made sure I was able to deliver my baby naturally at home.’

‘Anne-Marie is a sweet, gentle calming person who has great empathy and was a fantastic support to us. We trusted her knowledge about labour, birth and babies in general, and benefitted from her knowledge and expertise. We found Anne-Marie approachable, good fun and a very genuine person with a gentle nature, while also being a strong advocate for us during the hospital experience.’

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