AS YOUR POST NATAL DOULA
Our first meeting is FREE.
This is a chance to find out more about how a post natal doula can help once baby arrives..
Chemistry is a huge part of a mummy doula relationship so this is a great opportunity to see if we are a good fit.
I am happy to work alongside or take over from a birth doula, or as part of a team of post natal doulas.
If there is time (Babies can often decide to show up early!) we can organise a pre birth meeting to discuss a
flexible Post Partum Plan.
We can also chat over how I can best help you and your family create your ideal space to heal, bond and recover.
The following are frequent requests:
cooking fresh meals,
stocking the freezer,
supporting Mummy while she adjusts to breast feeding,
signposting to local mother baby groups or specialists,
helping re organise cupboards,
staying on top of laundry,
holding the baby while mummy rests, showers, eats or catches up with sleep.
- It is also a useful time to familiarise myself with the home
Nothing is set in stone and it is important for all tentative plans and timings to be kept fluid to suit Mummas needs each day.
After the birth, I can hold a space for Mumma to download and reflect on events in as much detail as she wishes.
I love cooking healthy and gluten, dairy, refined sugar free and vegan foods, that can be frozen or served fresh.
I am trained in Bone Closing Massage and I am also a baby Wearing peer supporter.
I have done courses in post natal mental health and understanding new borns.
I have also recently trained in the 3 Step Rewind Technique for Birth Trauma. For more information about this gentle yet very healing trauma therapy click here
Bone Closing Massage £30 per hour (for clients)
£40 for non clients.
As a postnatal doula I charge £16 per hour and work a minimum of three hours per day
As part of my post natal services I offer a couple of packages.
Package 1 - Flexible
Minimum of x2 days of the week for minimum x3 hours each day @ £16 per hour
plus any food/shopping/errand expenses
Days & hours must be booked a week ahead with prompt payment (with invoice)
Add Bone Closing massage for £30 per session or a series of six for £150
Package 2 - Fixed
4x weeks of x3 4hr sessions (days can be fixed or booked a week in advance)
Includes x1 Bone Closing massage
£700 plus any food/shopping/errand expenses
'Sam has been an absolute godsend - it has been such a tough transition from mummy of one energetic toddler to mummy of two and I really needed some extra support. Just having someone checking in regularly, making sure we were well fed, washing actually folded and a little hands free time to have a bath, etc has all been so essential. Sam offers all that with a loving, kind and reassuring personality that makes you feel so at ease on the darkest of days. I would recommend her and having a post natal doula in general to anyone!'
- Kelly Rigg
Meals & food ideas
I can make a few or all of the following and I am happy to cook any favourite recipes Mumma may have;
- vegetable soups
- casseroles, chilli's, stews and bolognaise
- mild currys .
- snacks and treats