What is the cost of Sister Support services?

I offer a variety of services and packages that can be tailored to your needs. Please contact me to discuss your needs and preferences and for the latest pricing information.

How can I get more information about Sister Support? How can I hire you?

Please contact me for further information and to arrange a free, no-obligation interview. The interview allows us to discuss your expectations of your doula and to ensure that we are a good match. Once you’ve decided to hire me, I will send you a Doula Support Agreement for your review and signature. In general, a […]

What other services does Sister Support offer?

In addition to Birth and Postnatal Doula Support, I also offer the following, either on a stand-alone basis or in a bespoke package with Doula Support: Birth Hypnosis Childbirth and Parenting Education Dancing for Birth™ Classes (individual or group) Pregnancy and Postnatal Mobile Massage Spinning Babies® Parent Class

What doula services does Sister Support offer?

I offer the following options for Doula Support: Birth Doula Postnatal Doula I’d be delighted to create a bespoke package of nurturing support for you, combing Doula Support with one or more of my other Services.

Does a doula make decisions for me?

My role is not to speak for you but rather to help you find and nurture your own voice. A doula does not make decisions for clients or intervene in their clinical care. I provide informational and emotional support, while respecting your decisions.

Does a doula perform medical tasks?

A doula specialises in non-medical skills and does not perform clinical tasks, such as vaginal exams or fetal heart rate monitoring. A doula does not diagnose medical conditions, offer second opinions, or give medical advice. I am there to comfort and support you and to enhance communication between you and your medical caregivers.

Do doulas only work with women wanting natural childbirth? Would I benefit from a doula even if I’m having a scheduled Caesarean birth?

I strongly believe that all women, regardless of their preferred mode of birth, are deserving of support and respect for their choices. I provide unbiased information to help you identify what a positive birth looks like for you. My responsibility is also to listen and to ensure that your choices are made from a place […]

How do hospitals and medical caregivers feel about doulas?

Hospitals and medical caregivers are generally welcoming of doulas.   They find it easier to work with women who have their own informational and emotional support. Several midwives have told me they wished they had time to do what doulas do – giving massage, providing constant support, talking women through each contraction, etc. – but their […]

What does my doula do when I’m in labour?

In antenatal visits, we determine what role and what comfort measures you would like me to provide, such as acupressure, aromatherapy, breathing and relaxation techniques, heat packs, homeopathic remedies, massage, rebozo work, Spinning Babies® techniques and positioning and more. When labour becomes established, I’ll usually meet you at your home to help you labour confidently before […]

Does a doula replace my partner or other support person?

No, a doula is supportive to both the mother and her partner, and plays a crucial role in helping a partner become involved in the birth to the extent he/she feels comfortable. Partners are having their own experience at birth and it’s not fair to expect them to know how to meet all a birthing […]