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WHAT IS A DOULA?

The word Doula (pronounced doo-la) is becoming more common in the western world. Although having a Doula by your side at Birth dates back as far as ancient times, the word Doula translates to "servant / slave to woman".

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A Doula is hired to provide support for the birthing mum & couple, during the prenatal period, the birth & an agreed, postnatal time. 

The Doula provides information to the couple so they can make decisions about how they would like their birth to be. Whatever that may be, the role of the Doula is to support those choices & to assist in making the transition from pregnancy into motherhood as amazing & satisfying as possible.

The Doula views birth as a non-medical event. It is a miraculous & natural event in a Woman's life.

Doula's work around the world has had some amazing outcomes.

Did you know a Doula may decrease


Epidurals by 60%
Caesarean birth by 50%
Oxytocin drug use by 40%
Narcotics use by 30%
Length of labour by 25%

If you are interested in Meaghan Doula Service an obligation-free meeting with Meaghan is arranged to see if she is what you are after as a Doula on your Birthing day.

Doula Services fee is $3000 with a $300 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking after the initial meeting.

Meaghan's Doula Services

An obligation-free meeting to establish if we are suitable for your special day.

Once established a 2 -2.5 hour consultation for your pre & postnatal visits are included as well as the following:​​

  • Information on the natural process of birth 

  • Information on all the medical interventions 

  • In-depth information on how you may feel during Birth to support & prepare you for your desired outcome

  • partner support

  • Breastfeeding support or a referral to a Lactation a consultant

  • Referrals were needed to Natural therapists in my community

  • Aromatherapy advice & recipes

  • Massage (all treatments are a separate fee of $100 per hour)

  • Personalised essential oil blends to assist with all Pregnancy, Birth & post-natal nee

  • Dietary advice

  • Referral to a professional if needed 

  • Postpartum planning to prevent depletion

  • Mother Blessing ceremony ( separate fee 

  • Closing of the Bones ( separate fee )

 

The Birth

An on-call period 1-week postnatal offers a full range of support. Breastfeeding, nutrition advice, aromatherapy baby massage, complete debriefing & referrals where needed. 

Your on-call period starts from 38 weeks 

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Cost of Service

​Doula Services $3,000

Christmas/New Years Eve period (by approved booking only)

 

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