Once you have contacted me we can set a date to meet up and discuss what you are looking for in a doula and what your hopes are for your labour and birth.
Phone & Email Support
Once engaged I will be available to you by phone and email throughout your pregnancy.
Three Prenatal Session: each session is 2 hours long.
Session 1: Discuss your hopes and ideas for your birth experience. We will go through all of your options for birth here in Dubai. Options on how to manage labour and prepare physically and mentally for birth. We will discuss anatomy of labour, stages of labour, and signs of labour.
Session 2: We will discuss natural ways to encourage labour to start. Natural ways to manage labour through, massage, soft touch, and breathing techniques. We will go through active labour positions, and water assisted labour/birth, and ways to stay relaxed and positive in the days leading up to your babies arrival.
Session 3: Breastfeeding preparation and early newborn care. What to expect physically and mentally when you bring your baby home, and communication as you adjust to life as parents.
Labour & Birth Support
For your birth I will be "on call" for 10 days either side of your estimated due date. This means you can contact me when your labour begins and I will be ready to support you throughout your labour and the birth of your baby.
As a Doula, I Do Not:
Perform any clinical tasks
Make decisions for you
Speak to medical staff on your behalf
Project any of my own beliefs onto you experience
Two Postnatal Visits
After your baby has arrived I will visit you two more times. These visits will give us a chance to debrief your experience and allow us to discuss any new concerns you may have. I can also give support with breastfeeding and general newborn care.
I also offer postnatal doula support, which is separate from the two standard postnatal visits. I can visit you to help you and baby settle into your new roles.
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga
Yoga has so many benefits during pregnancy and labour. I offer private yoga sessions from the 13th week of pregnancy onwards. After baby arrives I offer postnatal yoga sessions once your doctor approves. This is usually around 6 weeks postpartum and these sessions can include baby.
Benefits of Water Assisted Labour
Offering information on the benefits of using water to assist the process of labour and/or the birth of your baby.
Access to my Pregnancy and Yoga Library
You will have access to my library of books throughout the agreement period.