Postpartum Doula Services
We provide an array of holistic and nurturing services, supporting Women's health and wellbeing.
Mothers With Doulas Experience Lower Rates of Postnatal Depression.
Mothers With Doulas Report Greater Satisfaction, And Have Greater Confidence In Their Ability To Be Good Mum
My journey as a Postpartum Doula evolved after spending many years traveling abroad to foreign countries and immersing myself in their cultures. I fell in love with the way a New Mother was celebrated and nurtured after a child was born. It was then when I started researching and studying these cultures. Over time I thought, how could I help nurture and support Newborn Mothers here in our Western culture.
Personalisation is very important to us, as everybody is unique. Mel takes the time to understand your body to best help and support you and your baby's journey.
What is a Postpartum Doula?
Postpartum doulas help parents and new infants adjust and grow in this new phase of becoming a family. We provide insight and emotional support in the postpartum period and offer another set of hands to help adjust to a demanding new schedule. Empowering newborn Mothers to have confidence as they make this transition.
In the past, a community would come together to support new mothers. Now we live in nuclear families and culturally don’t have much understanding of women’s needs after childbirth. Sadly many new mothers feel isolated, overwhelmed, and exhausted.
Postpartum doulas are non-medical professionals designed to fill this gap with emotional and physical support during the life-changing transition to motherhood. Postpartum doulas help women step into their roles as mothers with confidence and satisfaction.
What does a postpartum doula provide:
Traditional, Nourishing postpartum meal preparation
Help understanding baby cues
Light housekeeping duties
Resources and referrals within the community
Non-Judgemental family support
Screening postpartum mood disorders
Care for baby when parents need time out, shower, nap, spend time with older child(ren)
Processing the birth experience
Caring for Mumma as she recovers
Herbal Tinctures and Teas
Meditation & Infant Massage
Organise bath sitz for healing
* All clients must purchase a minimum package to start or hold availability for the doula.
Day Support with a minimum of 3 hours
Night Support with a minimum of 5 hours
Postpartum Packages are available from 1 week to 6-week care packages each designed to cater to the family's individual needs.
Confinement Postpartum Package
This includes postpartum care for the first 40 days - THE GOLDEN MONTH a live in situration if outside of the Gladstone region. If local, 3 visits per week for 40 days.
This package is purchased before baby arrives and includes a 45 minutes prenatal visit/skype call to connect with you before the baby arrives.
Call to arrange a consultation