COST

$1750.00 (1 Birth package)

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DESCRIPTION

As recognized by the World Health Organisation and data taken from various medical and cultural studies from around the world, the benefits of having an experienced, trained support person can:

– Shorten the length of labour by 25%
– Reduce the possibility of caesarean section by 51%
– Reduction in analgesia (epidurals) by 35%
– Reduction in use of forceps by 57%
– Reduction in oxytocin augmentation (drips to speed up or begin labour) by 71%

Studies have shown that mothers who use a birth attendant/doula have a lower incidence of postpartum depression, breastfeed longer and are more closely bonded with their babies.

We recognize childbirth as a key life experience that the mother will remember all her life. We understand the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labour. We assist the woman and her partner in preparing for and carrying out their plans for the birth. We provide emotional support, physical comfort measures, and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make good decisions.

Our birthing package includes, access to our resources, a birth plan meeting, full support throughout your labour including 24hour phone assistance and a postnatal visit. (Extra support visits are available if needed.)

We endeavour to be available for all births, but in the event of personal circumstances, a back up birth attendant will always be accessible.

As we are not medically trained, all medical decisions and responsibility must come from the birthing couple.

PAYMENTS :
- Booking fee at the time of confirmation - $1,000.00 (Non refundable)
- Payment for on call and birth fee due at Birth Plan Meeting (approx 35 weeks) $750.00 (Non refundable)

We endeavour to offer a respectful, open and honest service, where the integrity of your views and beliefs are upheld at all times. We are open to working with all varied birthing options and respect all religious and spiritual requirements.

CALMBIRTH WORKSHOPS

Learn the art of relaxation and breathing for a positive birth experience. Calmbirth® workshops held in Malvern, Yarraville or privately in your home.

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HEALTH PRACTITIONER WORKSHOPS

One day training for health practitioners that work with pre and postnatal women.

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DOULA / BIRTH SUPPORT

A Birth Attendant or Doula is a woman trained and experienced in birthing. She provides emotional, physical and educational support to woman, their partners and families through pregnancy, labour and birth.

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