The complete doula package includes:

• 3 pre-natal visits;
• early labour, birth and post-birth support;
• 2 post-natal visits;
• access to the Pickles and Ice Cream library;
• ongoing phone support;
• 24-hour email support;
• a personalised gift.

Initial free consultation A chance to get to know each other and develop an idea of your needs and wants for your pregnancy and birth.

Pre-natal visit 1 Meeting with you and your partner to discuss your thoughts and feelings and offer support, guidance, reassurance and information as you begin to make decisions about your birth.

Pre-natal visit 2 Sit back and enjoy a warm aromatherapy foot soak while we discuss your birth preferences and go over any questions you may have.

Pre-natal visit 3 Meet with you and your partner one more time before your birth to discuss your birthing day plans and answer any last-minute questions you may have.

Birth Early labour support in your home or hospital of choice. Full birth and immediate post-birth support until you feel settled with your baby.

Post-natal visit 1 Around day 3 or 4. I like to visit around this time to ensure you and bubs are comfortable, settled and to offer my support with breastfeeding if required. I am also available to answer any questions you may have at this time.

Post-natal visit 2 Between day 7 and 10. Opportunity to bring your doula package to a close. Discuss any ongoing care and establish a post-birth-package if you are feeling this is required. Please see post-natal doula package for more information.

After our second post-natal appointment I remain contactable via email 24 hrs a day and via telephone 9.30am to 5.30pm weekdays until you feel completely settled.

Please note that all visits are made at times to fit in with you and your family. Suggested times and topics of discussion for this package can be flexible to meet your needs. Evening appointments can be arranged on request.