I am based in Sea Point, Cape Town and support births in Cape Town and surrounding areas*.
I speak English, French and Spanish, and we can use the language you feel most comfortable with.
I offer a free initial consultation of one hour where we get to know each other and see if your needs and expectations correspond to what I can offer you.
It is important for you to feel comfortable and confident with the doula present at your birth.
If we decide to continue together, my services include:
During your pregancy
Two sessions to discuss your wishes and talk through the process of pregnancy and available options for childbirth. Visits focus on making you feel healthy, confident, and prepared for your birth. I also like to meet partners, if any, to ensure we are well connected while serving you through your birth
One full body massage if you wish (additional fees apply), adapted to your needs (see massage section for more details)
Guidance in creating a birth plan that will set you up for your best chance of having the birth you want
Suggestions on reading, meditation, nutritional advice (non-medical), yoga exercises to help you have a harmonious pregnancy
During your childbirth
On-call support before and during your birth (two weeks before your due date until one week after)
Close assistance and constant presence during your childbirth for better positioning, relaxation, visualization, massage, breathing techniques
Holding the space for a calm and safe environment
If, due to extraordinary circumstances, I am unable to be with you, I will send a back-up doula that we could identify together, according to your wish
After your childbirth
One postpartum visit to check in on breastfeeding, adaptations, organization
Assistance in setting up postpartum support and referrals such as lactation consultants or postpartum doulas
Cost: R5500 all included
*additional fees may apply for distances greater than 15km radius of CBD area.