Are you a midwife?
No a I’m not a midwife, doula’s are not medically trained.
When in my pregnancy should I book a doula?
It is never too early to contact and book a Doula! The number of prenatal visits we will have will be the same no matter when you book. It gives you more time to work out what you want for your birth and to feel supported throughout your whole pregnancy. Plus, Contacting and/or booking in early also gives you a greater chance of my availability.
What areas of Perth do you cover with your services?
Being based in Currambine (near Joondalup), and service the Perth metro area. I support you in the location of your choice weather that be a home, birth clinic or hospital birth. If you are birthing elsewhere, please also get in touch.
What about my birth partner?
I support your birth partner too and don’t replace them (unless you don’t have one)! During the prenatal visits, it is important to bring them along too. They need to know your wishes and to work out the role to take throughout the labour and birth.
Do you make decisions on our behalf?
This is your birth and the decisions come down to you. Throughout the prenatal’s, I give you the tools to make informed choices and ask all the questions the you need to make a truly informed choice. I also get to know you very well and we work thorough your birth preferences, so you have already made decisions beforehand. This give you the opportunity to focus on birthing your baby. I will advocate your choices if you wish.
Do you as a Doula only support natural births?
I support and respect any kind of birth you may choose and work with you though any twists and turns it may take. Furthermore – if natural birth is not possible due to necessity or informed choice, we still prepare the body-mind-spirit in the way that best suits the circumstances, underlining positivity, love and acceptance of this amazing process.
Can you attend my birth in a Private hospital?
Yes! Absolutely! Doulas are allowed to work in any hospital in WA. Most great obstetricians are very supportive of the woman’s right to have whoever present that they want at their labour.
Do you support unassisted/Freebirth?
Yes I support Freebirth as a Doula. The free birthing women of Perth deserve Doula support if they want it.
I plan to use pain relief medication; can I still benefit from having you as my Doula?
My role as a doula is to support you and your choices no matter what they are. Your need for support and encouragement continues even with an epidural.
If you have any more questions, please get in touch today.