Because frankly, we could all use a tad more support.

During your pregnancy and labour, my aim is to empower you with evidence-based information and confidence so that you can make choices that are right for you & your family, and trust in your own ability to birth beautifully in your unique and special way. 

As a birth doula, yoga teacher, mother and massage therapist, I attentively support women and their families to achieve their childbirth, health and early parenting goals.

Wondering if a doula can help you?

Evidence shows that continuous labour support
by a doula helps women to achieve:

  • Reduced risk of caesarean

  • Reduced risk of instrumental birth

  • Reduced request for painkillers or epidural

  • Reduced rate of induction of labour

  • Shorter labour

  • Increased birth experience satisfaction

  • Increased likelihood of initiating breastfeeding, successfully establishing breastfeeding & breastfeeding at 6 weeks

A woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power.
— Heather McCue
 

Each families needs are as varied as their births. Here are the basic packages I recommend starting with and it is my pleasure to tailor services to fit perfectly to help you achieve your pregnancy health goals.

 

I JUST NEED A BIRTH DOULA

2x antenatal sessions
On call for one month (two weeks either side of your due date)
24/7 phone support whilst on call
Complete labour & birth support
Birth debrief
 

$1850

I NEED MASSAGES & A BIRTH DOULA

2x antenatal sessions
On call for one month (two weeks either side of your due date)
24/7 phone support whilst on call
Complete labour & birth support
Birth debrief
3x massages (75 min)*

$2100

I NEED YOGA & A BIRTH DOULA

2x antenatal sessions
On call for one month (two weeks either side of your due date)
24/7 phone support whilst on call
Complete labour & birth support
Birth debrief
3x private yoga sessions (75 min)*

$2100

* Massages and yoga classes purchased as part of a package are to be used in the same visit as your antenatal & postnatal doula sessions. 

Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.
— ~ Ina May Gaskin

Private Consultancy and Workshops

If you aren’t sure that you need a doula but want additional information to decision-make in pregnancy and knowledge and confidence to take into your birth and parenting journey, we can work together on a casual basis in your own home. 

Topics are endless but some popular topics are:

  • Choosing a care provider (hospital/doctor/midwife)

  • Postpartum planning

  • Relaxation Massage for Pregnancy

  • Massage Techniques for Labour

  • Infant Sleep Education

  • Infant Massage

  • Baby care skills

Rates

Hourly (min 2.5hrs) - $100

10% discount for upfront payment of 20+ hours. 
Other surcharges may apply for weekends and public holidays.


Testimonials

 

We're so happy...

Nancy is a deeply generous and conscientious person and has all the skills and knowledge required to help you prepare for your birth so that you feel confident and comfortable facing it, and handle whatever situation eventuates on the day. We’re so happy we had the benefit of her knowledge, skills, and warm personality to guide us along the way. Even in a clinical hospital environment, Nancy helped turn it into something warm, comforting, and reassuring. 

— Justine R.

She provided me with a whole
toolkit of strategies!

“Nancy helped me - as a partner - understand more of what my wife was going through, and she provided me with a whole toolkit of strategies to help her at each stage of her pregnancy, from pre-labour through to post-natal care.”

— James T.

My birthing experience is one I will treasure forever.

“Nancy also helped significantly during the postnatal period as I juggled care of my newborn and older daughter with no other family support around. I loved that she would turn up at my house each week and do whatever needed doing without me even really having to ask.”

— Brigid T.


If you think we’re a good fit, email/text/call/message me and let’s find out. xxx