Postnatal Doula

Looking for a postnatal doula in Portsmouth?
Then you’ve come to the right place!

The postnatal period can be overwhelming and emotional, and sometimes a little extra support is all that you need. A postnatal doula supports families in the early days (and sometimes beyond) when they are finding their feet with the new addition to their family. It may be their first baby or it may be that they have older children at home. Doulas provide emotional support as well as practical support.

When you book me as your postnatal doula you get the reassurance of a trusted, trained, and experienced perinatal professional to guide you safely through the confusion, fear and uncertainty that comes with having a new baby. I’m not here to tell you how to be a parent or to give you advice, I’m here to help you find the best way for you & your family. I will hold space as you explore your new roles, and lend a helping hand here or there if needed.

My role may include (but is not restricted to);

  • A listening, non-judgemental ear
  • Support to find your way through the advice and guidance
  • Signposting to local services or appropriate information sources
  • Practical newborn care
  • Support with infant feeding
  • Light household chores (putting a load of washing on, loading the dishwasher – don’t expect a full spring clean though!)
  • Playing with older siblings while you feed your baby
  • Support on those early trips out of the house

My role does not involve offering advice or telling you what I would do in your situation. I’m not here to provide medical advice, administer medication or take the place of your midwife or health visitor. I’m not a nanny or childminder, and won’t take full responsbility for older children or do nursery/school runs. I’m not a cook or a cleaner, and while I’m happy to help with light household chores I’m not a housekeeper! I’ll happily feed your cat, but draw the line at walking your dog (unless we’re out on a walk together!)

My standard postnatal package comprises of 2 x 3 hour sessions a week for the first 6 weeks (36 hours in total). These sessions would be arranged when you needed them – be it first thing in the morning, or supporting you in the evening, on days arranged at booking. This package also includes support via whatsapp for the duration of the 6 weeks, and a term of Daisy Baby Tinies classes once your baby is old enough to attend (suitable from 6 weeks).

Initial 30 min call – free
1 hour interview – £40 (deducted from full fee if booked)
Postnatal Doula Standard Package – £1200 (saving £240 on hourly rate)
Additional hours – £40 per hour (min 2 hours at a time)

If you requre something other than the standard package please contact me to discuss your needs.

All prices based on travel up to 10 miles from the PO6 area. Additional miles charged at 40p per mile. Any parking fees to be covered by the client.

“Sarah really helped me when I was feeling stressed. She’s always full of fantastic information & guidance whatever the problem – from postnatal stomach muscles, to where to find the best teething powders!”
Rebecca

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