Postnatal Package

All families are different, and I’m sure yours is unique too. That means that the care and support that you choose is special to you - my first job is to listen to what you want and to understand what would be helpful for you. Caring for families of newborn babies to ensure that they have the best start to their parenting journey. We can tackle the biggies of feeding and sleeping together, safely and calmly.

postnataL Care packages

After forty or so weeks of anticipation, you have delivered your baby in the single biggest act of giving you will ever perform...But to fully inhabit your new role as mother - with its astonishing requirements for giving energy, attention and love - it is you who must be held.
— The first forty days, Heng Ou

How would you like to be supported?

Here are some ways that I help families of new babies, there might be something else that you would like help with - please ask

  • providing an ear, a shoulder, a safe place for you to speak and be listened to

  • light housework (washing, cleaning, ironing, washing up etc.)

  • looking after pets; walking/bathing dogs, de-worming the cat, washing the fish tank - you name it.

  • supporting you on trips out of the house to build your confidence

  • playing with / caring for your other children (bath and bedtime with an extra pair of hands sound good?)

  • making you a bath and looking after the baby while you take it

  • helping you to get some sleep

  • driving you places if you need it after surgery

  • support at doctors appointments or anywhere else you need to be and would like help

  • and more…

Breastfeeding support

  • if you want it

  • breastfeeding is a choice, often hampered by challenges that can be overcome by enough of the right support

  • for as long as you need

  • if you make the choice not to breastfeed I support you

Postnatal Care Packages

Basic Postnatal Care Package

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

  • minimum 20 hours: 5 x 4 hour blocks, booked on hire

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

  • 9am to 7pm, booked at least two weeks in advance

  • £19 per hour + travel expenses, parking fees, mileage at 45p per mile from ME1

  • £380 for 20 hours

  • £684 for 40 hours (10% discount)

  • refer a friend to recieve 10% back each

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 10 hours: 4 x 2.5 hour blocks, booked on hire

  • can be combined with blocks from any other packages

  • 7am to 9am and 7pm to 10pm, booked at least two weeks in advance

  • £23 per hour + travel expenses, parking fees, mileage at 42p per mile from ME1

  • £230 for 10 hours

  • £414 for 20 hours (10% discount)

  • refer a friend and recieve 10% back each

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, parking fees, mileage 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. 

As a member of Doula UK (DUK), my practice reflects the Doula UK philosophy and the Doula UK code of conduct.