A few ways I can serve you...
Pregnancy and birth Doula as detailed below​​
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The cost: $500

$250 non-refundable deposit upon contract signing to book your dates
$250 paid in full by week 36 to secure my on-call services.



Long-Distance Doula

An online option for support if you are not a Timaru local. 
Email, phone, and online support as needed through pregnancy. Initial skype visit encouraged to get to know one another. 

I'm happy to be your sounding board and listening ear throughout your pregnancy and pass along helpful resources to encourage you in confident birth.

$250
 
(works out less than $10 per week
if hired early on)


Add on service available of 24/7 on call phone support around time of birth/through birth is $250.


In-Home Family Support Packages 

Sometimes extra help around the home is needed and I can step in to serve.
This is available to all families whether they have young children or not.
 
Here are a few areas you may like my experienced help
Meal preparation ------- Watching children while you rest------- Housework
         Laundry help ------- Going to pick up groceries-------Etc... Let's chat!

 Package one-   3 hours  $120
 Package two-     7 hours   $ 200
 Package three- 20 hours $500

(Hours can be spread across several weeks/days as discussed when booked)
Let's chat about booking!

Your Birth Experience with Doula Lydia

As your birth doula I WILL:
As your birth doula I WILL NOT:
  • Perform medical procedures like examinations or monitoring heart rate or blood pressure

  • Make decisions for you

  • Take the place of your midwife or doctor

  • Speak to Doctors or Midwives on your behalf
    (We will prepare for you and your birth partner to have more confidence in advocating for yourselves.)
 

  • Meet you for a consult after an initial email or phone conversation.

  • Provide text/online/phone support as needed

  • One pre-natal visit before the birth to discuss birth plans, concerns, and ways I can help you prepare for your birth with confidence.

  • Be on call from date of full payment

  • Work together with your birth support people

  • Help create a positive atmosphere wherever you choose to birth

  • Help you and your birth team physically, emotionally, and educationally throughout labour and birth

  • Stay around post birth for at least an hour until you are settled and comfortable. 

  • Have one optional postpartum visit in the first two weeks