A typical antenatal package will include me being available to you for phone-calls and emails from the time we decide to work together.
There are usually two prenatal appointments, roughly two hours long each. Whilst sometimes I work with women as their sole support, where Dads are involved it is a really important part of the process to work together as a unit. I work with both you and your birthing partner during these sessions to help you both to feel confident about and involved in the birth process. As part of these sessions we may talk about your previous birth experiences, your fears and anxieties and how to release these, learn active birth techniques and discuss your birthing plan.
I am always on the end of the phone and available to answer questions via email and I can attend medical appointments with you if you feel you need some additional support (additional fees may apply).
I will be on-call for you from 38 weeks-42 weeks. Although if your baby should arrive outside of this time I would always do my best to be there!
I will attend you during your labour from the moment you call, until a few hours after the birth, when you feel ready for me to leave (I usually leave you and your new family tucked up and gazing lovingly at each other).
Once your baby is here I will visit once or twice (depending on your need) to make sure you are all on track, listen to your birth story and support with any postpartum issues.
You also have full, free access to my birth pool, library of birth and baby books, herbal teas and remedies throughout pregnancy and birth.