Postnatal Doula Support

Postnatal doula support is provided in your home, and centres around your needs in the first few months of parenthood.

Because of my family circumstances, I will only provide postnatal services within a half hour's drive from my home. I also have limited time slots in which I can offer postnatal support. I charge mileage for distances over 5 miles. 

Please note: postnatal support is currently only available for clients who have also booked birth doula services

You may want to consider postnatal doula services for a variety of reasons. You may have had a caesarean; you may be a single parent; you might be having multiples or this is your first time parenting and you want as much support as possible. Perhaps your family don't live nearby, or you are not close with them.

I will visit you at your home as many times as you need and help with whatever needs doing around the house so that you can enjoy your babymoon and early parenthood as much as possible. 

Postnatal support is very flexible because different families will need support with different things. However, the things that I could do that you might find useful include:

  • non-judgemental adult company
  • supporting breastfeeding (positioning, attachment, how breastfeeding works)
  • supporting mixed or formula feeding
  • facilitating accessing donor breastmilk
  • looking after your baby while you have a nap, have a bath/shower, or eat a meal
  • figuring out babywearing
  • cooking small meals
  • washing up and light tidying/cleaning
  • assisting with older children within the house
  • accompanying you to medical appointments or support groups in the local area
Caz wearing a month old baby in a teal stretchy wrap.

Cost: from £15/hour + expenses

Choose your support package

I offer three packages which vary in length and price according to how much support you think you might need during the postnatal period.

I cannot travel for more than half an hour from my home for postnatal work. I charge mileage for addresses over 5 miles from my home.

Ad-hoc support - £18/hr

  • One-off or ongoing support whenever you like.
  • Great for when you are not sure how much support you want and when.
  • Great for when you want support on a specific issue.
  • Payments are due the evening before the session.
  • Minimum booking time: 2 hours.

10 hour block - £165

  • A block of 10 hours of postnatal support, paid in advance, saving you £15 overall.
  • Makes a great baby gift!
  • The ten hours must be used within a month of making payment/baby's birth date (whichever is latest), but can be divided up however you wish.
  • Minimum booking time: 2 hours.
  • Block bookings are non-refundable, even if you don't use all the hours.

20 hour block - £300

  • A block of 20 hours of postnatal support, paid in advance, saving you £60 overall.
  • Makes a great baby gift!
  • The twenty hours must be used within 2 months of making payment/baby's birth date (whichever is latest), but can be divided up however you wish.
  • Minimum booking time: 2 hours.
  • Block bookings are non-refundable, even if you don't use all the hours.

Also included:

  • The loan of any relevant resources from my library, including a stretchy wrap, suitable from newborn.

*Available Discounts

  • There is no HE/self-employed discount for postnatal services. For the best value postnatal support, please consider purchasing a 20-hour block.