Birth Packages

"We were incredibly lucky to find Laura, who after our first meeting felt like we had known for years. Laura’s calm and friendly presence, as well as her endless advice helped both my husband and I prepare for and trust the birthing process."

- Gillian F, first time mum, Bromley

My birth services are tailored to suit the individual requirements of each person and family I work with, so never quite the same. I offer an obligation free consultation to all potential clients to explore how I can support you in more detail.

There is the option to add on my full or mini private  hypnobirthing course to all of these packages for the discounted rate of £250 (full) or £160 (mini). You can find out more about the course here. 

All packages include:

 

• Access to my library of books

• Continuous support throughout pregnancy on email, text or phone/video call

• Birth preparation sessions, primarily to get to know each other, but to also discuss:

- Your past experiences with pregnancy, birth and labour.

- Any preconceptions you may have

- Your hopes, wishes, fears and expectations

- The various pathways to birth, including birth physiology, hormones, birth place, interventions and pain management

- Your birth preferences, plus support writing a birth plan (and contingency plan)

- Ways I can support you and your birthing partner through birth, including: relaxation, breathing techniques, massage and various pain management.

 

Find out more about the kinds of things we will cover here.


 

Doula in your pocket (Package one)

-  2 birth preparation sessions, each about 2 hours long, via Zoom (see above for details)

- A 1 hour postnatal visit (in person if possible, or via zoom) to debrief your birth and offer any additional support you may need.

 

Investment: £400

(option to add on remote doula support for an additional £400, which includes the on-call period)

Birth Doula (Package two)

 

This is my most popular package. it includes all of the above, plus:

- 2 birth preparation sessions in the comfort of your own home or via Zoom.

- On call 2 weeks before your estimated due date (week 38) until the birth of your baby.

- Continuous emotional and physical support during labour, including: massage, acupressure, rebozo, essential oils and anything else you may need.

- When your baby has arrived, I will stay with you for the first few hours until you and your baby are settled.

- A 2 hour postnatal visit to debrief your birth and offer any additional support you may need.

Investment: from £1200 + travel expenses

(If i am unable to attend your birth in person due to C19 restrictions, the total fee will be £800, which includes remote birth support)


 

Birth + postnatal doula (Package three)

Early booking essential

 

Everything that is included in the ‘Birth Doula’ package, plus:

 

- 1 extra birth preparation session (3 in total), about 2 hours long, in the comfort of your own home or via Zoom.

- The extra session will cover fourth trimester preparation, including mindful breastfeeding education

- On call 2 weeks before your estimated due date (week 38) until the birth of your baby.

- If your pregnancy goes beyond 41 weeks, I will offer you a session in your home to support optimal fetal position.

- 2 postnatal sessions within the first 6 weeks of birth, lasting 3-4 hours each. I will provide simple, nurturing  broths and herbal baths and steams, as you recover from birth, learn about your baby, and make your transition to motherhood. Find out more about my postnatal services here.

Investment: £1,600 + travel expenses

(If i am unable to attend your birth in person due to C19 restrictions, the total fee will be £1,000, which includes remote birth support)

Birth, hypno, mindful breastfeeding (Package four)

Early booking essential

 

Everything that is included in the ‘Birth Doula’ package, plus:

 

- At least 4 antenatal sessions in the comfort of your own home

- Full hypnobirthing course including 5 visualisation MP3s and The Calm Birth Method book (find out more here)

- 2-3 hour session on the fourth trimester, including mindful breastfeeding education

- I will accompany you on hospital or midwife appointments, if required.

- On call 2 weeks before your estimated due date (week 38) until the birth of your baby.

- If your pregnancy goes beyond 41 weeks, I will offer you a session in your home to support optimal fetal position.

- 4 postnatal sessions within the first 6 weeks of birth, lasting 3-4 hours each. I will provide simple, nurturing foods, broths and herbal baths and steams, as you recover from birth, learn about your baby, and make your transition to motherhood. Find out more about my postnatal services here.

Investment: £2,200 + travel expenses

(If i am unable to attend your birth in person due to C19 restrictions, the total fee will be £1,800, which includes remote birth support)

Remote birth doula support - Covid-19 contingency

If I am unable to attend your birth in person due to C-19 restrictions, I can still support you, either remotely via phone/video call and text, or in person until you make your transfer to the birth centre/hospital, both for a reduced fee. find out more about how that might look here. 

 

If you chose to birth at home, it is very likely I will be able to attend for the entirety of your birth.

Please get in touch to discuss in more detail.

A word about my fees

I truly believe that everyone deserves a doula, but I also need to value my time with a fee that I feel is a fair reflection of my services, which includes a month on call and all of the planning and chaos that brings! Therefore, I ask that people who can afford to pay my full fee do so, so that I can then offer a reduced rate to those who can't. If you can't - you can talk to me (particularly if you live within 10 miles of TN9)

I'm very happy to offer payment plans over a number of months, starting at £100 per month, as well as gift vouchers - perhaps your family and friends could pool together! 

 
 
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