Since time began, the norm in every traditional society was to have the help of friends and family to help raise the family in a literal village. But since modern western society split the extended family into the nuclear one, we have lost village life and the support we need to help and guide new mothers. And now in 2020, with travel restrictions and the isolation many new mums feel without their family close by; there has never been a more urgent time where that extra support is more needed. Newborn mothers are now expected to transition from being a maiden to mother without an instruction book, or any help from society, and sadly too often after a birth which may have gone outside of your best laid plans. This is where the PostNatal Doula fills that gap.
Having a professional PostNatal Doula can be anything you want her to be, to help you re-centre yourself, support you to look after your baby better, or have a break while I do it for you, so you can get back on top of life, and feel stronger.
My PostNatal Doula package may include any of the following:
~Serving you like you’re a guest of honour in your own home
~Cooking delicious healthy, vegan snacks or meals to nourish your body and breastmilk
~Closing The Bones Ceremony
~Holding your baby so you can toilet, shower or bath
~Being an empathic listening ear to your worries and concerns, and/or your joys and triumphs. Talking to another adult who has gone through the newborn period is such a gift when you’re in the haze of that new baby bubble!
~Breastfeeding help or referral to trusted care providers
~Grocery shopping, laundry or tidying up
Why trust Virginia to be your PostNatal Doula?
*Before children I was a nanny for a number of years
*I have 2 boys of my own so I come with lived experience
*I’ve been a birth doula for 14 years, serving women and new babies as a wonderful part of my job
*I love to cook
*I am a nutritionist and herbalist with 20 years experience, primarily looking after women and kids
3 hours = $220
3 x 3 hour sessions = $600
Given my massage and natural therapies clinic can get busy, book in ahead of time as soon as you’ve had your baby or feel the need for that extra support so you don’t miss out!