Shared Care Doula Service

‘Through Shared Care we bring together all of our experience, expertise & support as Birth & Postnatal Practitioners to ensure that the new mother has access to every tool she could possibly need in her unique mothering journey’

Melody Robinson, founder of All Things Birth & Beyond

OUR PACKAGES…

PAY IN FULL

£1200

2 INSTALMENTS

£650

6 INSTALMENTS

£230

Book a FREE Clarity Call to take the next step in your Doula Support Journey…

As professionals trained in childbirth, we provide emotional, physical, & educational support to expectant, birthing & new mothers.

Over the years, we have learnt it is best to offer birth doula services in a shared-care capacity.  This means that pregnancy support is available from BOTH OF US & that one of us will be with you during labour & birth.  In the extremely unlikely event that one of us is unable to get to you, or your labour continues for a few days, it is best practice to ensure you have built a relationship with us both to ensure that you have someone with you that you know and feel comfortable with.

Whichever Doula is with you during your birth will continue to stay with you for at least a few hours after your baby’s birth to assist with your comfort & well-being, & your baby’s first feed.

WHAT DO WE OFFER TO YOU ANTENATALLY?
  • We will meet in-person at least twice & will be available for consultations by whatsapp & email throughout our time together, within reasonable working hours.
  • You will have access to our library of pregnancy, birth, & postnatal books.
  • You will have access to our Empowered Birth & Beyond Course, No BS Breastfeeding Class, Paediatric First-Aid Course
  • We will discuss your birth preferences, any hopes or concerns you might have, and 
  • We can assist you in gaining a better understanding of the medical management of birth, and ensure your choices are acknowledged and supported.
WHAT DO WE OFFER YOU DURING YOUR LABOUR & BIRTH?
  • Our role is to help you have an emotionally safe, memorable, & empowering birthing experience.
  • We will be guided by your birth-plan, decisions, needs & wishes, to provide on-going practical & emotional support until your baby is born.
  • We provide comfort with pain-relief techniques including breathing, relaxation, massage, rebozo & optimal positions.
WHAT DO WE OFFER YOU POSTNATALLY?
  • Whatsapp support until our in-person visit.
  • If you choose to breastfeed your baby, we offer a full feeding assessment within the first 3 days of birth.
  • Approximately one week after your baby’s birth, we will visit you in your home & use the time to reflect on your labour & birth experience with you
  • Provide sling support
  • Signpost to any local support services you might find useful

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Doula involvement in pregnancy, birth and beyond has had these positive outcomes:

34% Decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

31% Decrease in the use of labour augmentation

28% Decrease in the risk of C-section

14% Decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care unit

12% Increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

9% Decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

— Hodnett et al, 2012

OUR PACKAGES…

PAY IN FULL

£1200

2 INSTALMENTS

£650

6 INSTALMENTS

£230

Book a FREE Clarity Call to take the next step in your Doula Support Journey…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS…

What if my baby is born before 38 weeks?

It is standard practice – to best manage our diary – for birth doulas to be on-call 24/7 from 38-42+ weeks.  One of the reasons we choose to share-care is so that if 1 of us is not available, the other most likely will be, and you have built rapport with both of us.  We know that some babies are born before 38 weeks, and we will do EVERYTHING to be with you.  If we are with a birthing client in their 42nd week we cannot be held liable for non-attendance if we are called to support another client who calls us before their 38th week.  If this is a concern for you, we do offer guaranteed availability from 37 weeks for an additional fee of £340.

Who will attend my labour?

Mel or Claire will attend to you in labour.  If whoever is in attendance feels that it is no longer safe to be with you, and she’s been with you for more than 12 hours, the other one of us will come and take over.  We have had a handful of occasions over the years where we have been with families for 24+ hours – we cannot provide our best support when we are exhausted.  

What if I opt for a Cesarean birth?

You may decide to have a caesarean birth, later in your pregnancy.  We will support you in preparing for this; if you choose for us not to attend to you at a caesarean birth, we will provide 14 hours of postnatal support instead.  

Are there any additional expenses involved?

No additional expenses are incurred without your pre-approval and may consist of additional antenatal appointments, breast-pump hire, sling hire, or extra postnatal support. 

How much mileage can I expect to pay?

Mel and Claire live at YO31 and YO42 in the York area.  You can calculate mileage at 45p/mile.

'Mel educates, empowers and supports, and becomes a true companion in your journey'

'Absolutely anyone who needs support should reach out to Mel, wherever you are in the world!'

'No testimonial could do justice to the support Mel has provided'

OUR PACKAGES…

PAY IN FULL

£1200

2 INSTALMENTS

£650

6 INSTALMENTS

£230

Book a FREE Clarity Call to take the next step in your Doula Support Journey…

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