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.

 

When you book me, you automatically get access to my beautiful doula family: The Good Birth Practice. We are equally experienced and qualified doulas and have poured everything we know into "The Birth Room" a private members only online area full of information, tips and relaxations available exclusively to our clients. We also offer big discounts for Antenatal and Hypnobirthing group classes and the opportunity to hire two of us for the price of one through our shared care package (see below)

Birth Support

 

This is my most popular package and perfect if you've experienced birth before and already have a support network ready for when your baby arrives.

This package includes:

- 2 birth preparation sessions in the comfort of your own home. Find out the kinds of things we will cover here.

- Continuous support throughout pregnancy on email, text or phone.

- Access to my birth library

- On call from 10 days before your due date until week 42

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

- When your baby has arrived, I will stay with you until you're settled and comfortable

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

Investment: £1200 + travel expenses

Birth and Postnatal Package

Early booking essential

This package gives us the opportunity to really get to know each other during your pregnancy through extra birth preparation sessions. It also means that I will be on call exclusively for you during the month surrounding your due date (I am usually on call for up to 3 births).

 

This package includes: 

-  3 birth preparation sessions in your home, primarily to get to know each other, but to also discuss:

Your past experiences with pregnancy, birth and labour. If this is your first pregnancy, any pre-conceptions you may have.

Your hopes, wishes, fears and expectations

The various pathways to birth

What your birthing preferences may be 

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

- I will accompany you on up to two hospital or midwife appointments, if required

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

- Continuous support throughout pregnancy on email, text or phone.

- Access to my birth library

- Exclusively on call from 38 weeks to the birth of your baby

- Continuous emotional and physical support during labour, including: massage, accupressure, 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

- 4 postnatal sessions within the first 6 weeks of birth, lasting 3-4 hours each. I will provide 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: £1800 + travel expenses

Shared care with the Good Birth Practice

I am very lucky to be part of a wonderful team of doulas called The Good Birth Practice. Together we offer shared care for families which means you get access to up to three doulas for the price of one. As well as everything I've mentioned in my birth package, we also offer:

  • One-to-one interviews with one or two or us

  • Option to meet all the doulas if you want to

  • One Antenatal Meeting each (minimum of 2 meetings)

  • Big discount on group Antenatal + Hypnobirthing classes with The Good Birth Practice

 

Head over to The Good Birth Practice to find out more.

Investment: £1200 + travel expenses

Last-minute birth support

 

This is for anyone who decides right at the end of their pregnancy that they might benefit from a doula after all. It's a less expensive option than the full birth packages for families on a tight budget. This package includes:

- 1 birth preparation session in the comfort of your own home

- I will go on call from 10 days before your due date until week 42.

- Continuous emotional and physical support during labour

- postnatal visit to debrief your birth

Investment: £800 + travel expenses

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, as well as gift vouchers - perhaps your family and friends could pool together! 

 
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