What is a Doula???

A doula is a non-medical birth attendant that offers information and support to birthing couples during pregnancy, childbirth and the post-natal period.

Their support is both emotional and physical – they are knowledgeable in comfort measures to help manage labour sensation and natural pain relief techniques.

Doula’s provide continuity of care, reassurance, encouragement and are facilitators of birth plans.

 
 
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How can a Doula help me?


- Help create a birth plan specific to your wants and needs

- Provide birth education, discussing things like pregnancy/birth, vaccinations/injections of baby &/or mother, natural and medical pain relief options available.

- Create a beautiful birthing space at hospital/home to help you feel safe and supported

- Provide natural pain relief including massage, acupressure, positional changes, tens machine, rhythmical movements & heat packs.

- Assist in breathing techniques

- Assist with birthing positions

- Support the father during the birth by taking the guess work out of how to assist the mother in different stages of child birth.

- Continuity of care, not shift work like a midwife. Doulas are present from the beginning until the end regardless of how long it takes

- Post-Natal care including de-briefing on the birth, assistance with breastfeeding, sleeping patterns, referrals to specialists & supporting emotional changes.


Dr. Jessica Johnston

- Certified Birth Doula

- Chinese Medicine Practitioner

-Certified Placenta Encapsulation specialist

Personalised programs can be tailored to benefit your wants & needs for your birthing experience.

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Prices:

 

Package 1 - $999 

A complementary meeting/interview & Complementary feedback on your birth-plan 

Coming to your home once you are in established labour, accompanying you to the hospital for the entire labour and birth and remaining with you until the end of the first breastfeed. 

 

 Package 2 - $1299 

A complementary meeting/interview & Complementary feedback on your birth-plan 

Weekly acupuncture treatments from 36 weeks (including a thorough initial consultation and 4 acupuncture treatments) 

Coming to your home once you are in established labour, accompanying you to the hospital for the entire labour and birth and remaining with you until the end of the first breastfeed 

 

The Ultimate Doula Package!! $1599 (usually $1959) 

A complementary meeting/interview & Weekly acupuncture treatments from 36 weeks (including a thorough initial consultation and 4 acupuncture treatments) 

2 Ante-natal visits to prepare birth plans and educate parents on birth 

Coming to your home once you are in established labour, accompanying you to the hospital for the entire labour and birth and remaining with you until the end of the first breastfeed 

2 post-natal visits to help with topics such as settling, sleep cycles, breast-feeding, juggling new babies with their siblings care, assessing health of mother (acupuncture/herbal treatments if required). 

 

Additional…

Preparing the body for birth: including an initial consultation and 4 treatments from 36 weeks : $360 

2 Ante-natal visits fir birth education and preparation of a birth plan : $300 ($150 per visit: each visit is between 1-2 hours) 

Doula services during labour: Coming to your home once you are in established labour, accompanying you to the hospital for the entire labour and birth and remaining with you until the end of the first breastfeed : $999 

2 Post-natal visits : $300 ($150 per visit: each visit is between 1-2 hours) 

Additional care: If you would like additional home visits. These can include Acupuncture treatment, advice/consultations &/or help around the house : $150 per visit (each visit is between 1-2 hours)