Birth Doula - Medway, Kent & south east London

Postnatal Care Packages

Further details about different postnatal care packages I can offer across Kent and Southeast London. There are variations for people who want to book in advance to save money, people who want to book ad hoc and be flexible and for people that would like unsociable hours (evening and weekends). There are so many different ways that you might like me to support you, so don’t be afraid to ask if you don’t see what you’re looking for

Postnatal Care Packages

Mentored Doula: I am currently a mentored doula, this means I am fairly new and have an experienced doula behind me to talk through all and any concerns as I support families through challenges that might be new to me. Being a doula is not about knowing all the answers - it is based more on personal connection and loving care, so being new does not necessarily mean less valuable doula care. However, I am choosing to charge less while I am mentored for several reasons: I want to show respect to the doulas in my community who have earned their place in the market and I want to encourage people to put their trust in me before I am known by reputation.

Basic Postnatal Care Package

  • Interview: A phone or video call free of charge Or an in person interview with travel costs covered

  • minimum 4 x 2.5 hour blocks, booked on hire

  • can be combined with blocks from Early / Evening / Weekend

  • book and pay on hire

  • 9am to 7pm

  • booked at least two weeks in advance

  • £19 per hour

  • £190 for 10 hours

Advance Postnatal Care Package

  • Interview: A phone or video call free of charge Or an in person interview with travel costs covered

  • minimum 4 x 2.5 hour blocks, booked on hire

  • can be combined with blocks from Early / Evening / Weekend

  • book and pay on hire

  • 9am to 7pm

  • booked at least four weeks in advance

  • £17 per hour

  • £170 for 10 hours

Early / Evening / Weekend Postnatal Care Package

  • Interview: A phone or video call free of charge Or an in person interview with travel costs covered

  • minimum 4 x 2.5 hour blocks, booked on hire

  • can be combined with blocks from any other packages

  • book and pay on hire

  • 7am to 9am and 7pm to 10pm

  • booked at least two weeks in advance

  • £23 per hour

  • £230 for 10 hours

Flexible Postnatal Care Package

  • Interview: A phone or video call free of charge Or an in person interview with travel costs covered

  • pay by the hour

  • can be combined with blocks from any other packages

  • 7am to 10pm

  • booked ad hoc, when you need it

  • £28 per hour + travel expenses at 42p per mile from ME1

A note about fees: money is not why I do this, but I need it, to care for myself and my family. I do not want money to get in the way of my supporting a family who I feel would benefit from my support, so if you are concerned about my fees, talk to me. This works on trust, if you can afford to pay the full amount then I ask you to pay in full. We can usually find a way. I am also open to being paid in kind, as well as cash – do you or your partner have a skill you can share? Let me know!

Remember that Doula UK also has a voucher scheme, so friends and family can buy you doula support and if you are in receipt of state benefits, Doula UK is working towards becoming a charity to offer free access to those that cannot afford it.