What services can I provide for you?
Emotional and practical support for you after the birth. I am happy to do anything that helps you to rest and care for your baby.
I will inform you of times I am unavailable
My role is to be led by you, providing the support that you may need along the way. The kind of support I give is often emotional, practical and informational and will be offered unconditionally and without judgement. Our conversations and all correspondence I keep strictly confidential.
I am independent and self-employed. I am working for you, not your caregiver or hospital. I will signpost to other professionals if needed.
How do I provide this service to you?
I prefer to meet with you and your partner (antenatally if possible) just to get to know each other, to explore and discuss your priorities, any concerns, and to plan how we might best work together. If you are clear on the number of hours/days you need we can book those in, or if you are unsure or looking for more flexibility then we can work around availability at the time.
Once your baby is born, or when you are ready, contact me and we can arrange for your first postnatal visit and take it from there.
I charge £16 per hour for postnatal support. I ask for a deposit equivalent to one weeks hours or £60, whichever is greater. This deposit is required in advance in order to secure your booking and will be deducted from your final invoice. In the event that you cancel the contract before it starts, or with less than 1 weeks notice then this deposit is non-refundable.
Invoices are sent at the end of every week worked. We can arrange to for you to pay via bank transfer if you agree or cash if you prefer.
If you live outside of the Fylde Coast then there is an additional charge of 45p per mile to cover mileage. Ask me about the cost for you per visit.
Remember that Doula UK also has a voucher scheme, so friends and family can buy you doula support.
No tips are expected – however, some clients like to show their appreciation of the support I have given. If you feel this way any extra payment you would like to give enables me to afford to support women who are in difficult and vulnerable circumstances.
You should know that your privacy and the protection of your information is important to me, as well as a legal requirement. We will need to communicate in the period of time I am working with you, and I will keep all relevant information securely. I won’t share your information with any one else.
At any time, you can ask to see the information I hold about you and you can ask me to delete all of the information. I am obliged to keep some information for accounting/tax purposes.