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Birth Doula Support

Birth Doula hove

Supporting you with personalised holistic doula care to meet the needs of

your growing family during pregnancy, labour and beyond.

Your ideal birth experience is more likely to become a reality when you have the right heart-centred and caring support surrounding you. I strongly believe in every woman's ability to know what is right for her and her baby, and therefore it is more likely that with the right support and information she can trust herself to safely birth her baby with confidence and ease.

If you would like empathic and personal support for your birth I would be delighted to meet you for a no commitment chat to explore what you might need. I work in Brighton and the surrounding area.

I have been a holistic therapist for many years and have provided emotional, physical and spiritual support to many women and families at different stages of their lives. I understand how powerful these transitional times in life can be, and birth is a time when it beneficial to feel empowered, held and supported.

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BIRTH SUPPORT PACKAGE:
 

I will provide you with information plus physical, emotional and holistic support.

  • 2 antenatal visits at your home ( 2 hours each ). We will discuss your intentions and wishes covering all aspects of labour, birth and the post natal period

  • Together we will prepare a birth plan, plus think about some back up options

  • On call for 4 weeks, 2 weeks before and after your due date

  • Ongoing support via phone or messaging to help you feel safe and supported

  • Personalised homeopathic remedies, energy medicine and other holistic tools as required

  • Continuous support during labour and birth (wherever you choose to give birth)

  • Post natal support visit and birth story debrief, approximately 2 hours. Feeding advice and signposting if further support is required.

  • Phone and messaging support up to 6 weeks after birth​

My birth support fee is £1150

Payment plans are available and a 50% deposit fee is taken upon booking.

Some families and friends contribute towards the fee as a birth gift. If you would like a doula and genuinely cannot afford this fee, please let me know as there are charities that offer access funds.

BIRTH SUPPORT EXTRA PACKAGE:
This package includes:

  • ​4 extended (2.5 hours) antenatal visits in your home covering additional topics such as: sacred birth as a rite of passage, ancestral clearing work, intuitive energy body work to prepare you and your home for the new soul, and other holistic support personally tailored to your needs. 

  • Preparation of a birth plan, with back up options to cover all eventualities.

  • 24/7 support via phone or messaging to help you feel safe and supported. email and phone support during pregnancy 

  • On call for 4 weeks. 2 weeks before and after your due date

  • Continuous support during labour and birth (wherever you choose to give birth)

  • 2 Post natal visits including full birth story debrief . Feeding advice and signposting if further support is required.

  • Phone and messaging support up to 6 weeks after birth​

  • 1 Energy Realignment healing session, to stabilise and restore your energetic fields.


My birth support extra fee is £1600. 

Payment plans are available and a 50% deposit fee is taken upon booking.

Some families and friends contribute towards the fee as a birth gift. If you would like a doula and genuinely cannot afford this fee, please let me know as there are charities that offer access funds.


If you would like any additional support sessions, holistic sessions or any other support care this can be discussed and set up personally between us. 

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WHY HIRE A BIRTH DOULA?


In an ideal world women would have the support of trusted experienced elders from the community to assist them during pregnancy, birth and during the postpartum period. We also used to be able to rely on getting the best care and attention from the midwives in our local hospital.

Unfortunately this is not the reality these days and having the support of a birth doula is the best way to ensure you will have the birth you wish for. 

The NHS is under unprecedented pressure and the amazing staff are being pushed to their limits. Midwives are trying to cope as best they can, but openly admit they're not able to provide the care labouring women really need. 

 

Hiring a birth doula provides you with continuous care giving you the feeling of safety, security and trust that your needs will be met and understood by your doula who will advocate for your wishes and act as a guardian for you. I will have your back and do whatever I can to make sure your wishes and intentions will be heard and carried out.

 

Research has shown that having a Doula with whom you have a trusting relationship greatly improves your birth experience. I will ensure your labouring space is as quiet and as protected as possible. This helps you release more of the hormones that will allow you to give birth with more ease and significantly reduce the need for medical interventions. Labours are shorter and women are more likely to rate their birth experience as positive

Source: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

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A BIT ABOUT ME:

Hello and congratulations on your pregnancy. 

My name is Sarah and I'm the mum to 3 teenage boys. We live in Patcham, Brighton. 

I started my doula career 10 years ago as an End of Life Doula. I found I was naturally

able to support a person in challenging situations and be a strong and stable presence

to them. I later added the Birth Doula trainingto my skills and really enjoy the contrast

and similarities of both roles.

 

People describe me as down to earth, loyal, honest, funny, strong and caring. I support women from all sorts of backgrounds and often work with women who have experienced trauma and difficult life experiences. I have faced some very extreme situations in my own life which have gifted me with resilience and empathy.  I work with your whole family and know how important it is to support your birth partner too. Together, with clear communication and sharing ideas on all the different available birthing options we will create your ideal support birth team.

I am a qualified counsellor and have training in using a trauma informed approach. I have qualifications in many alternative therapies, homeopathy, energy and vibrational healing.  

I use biomechanics, rebozo and a Scenar device to assist ease of positioning and comfort during pregnancy and labour. 

Message me for a FREE CHAT about your wishes and intentions for your birth. 

Contact me on: 07816831205

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  • What's included in the package?
    Every family has such varying needs and I work closely with the family to fill the support they require. With that in mind, here is a rough outline of what I offer: Together will we discuss your intentions and wishes for the birth so we can make a plan of your preferences and have some back up options too. I will share all the relevant up-to-date information medical and local hospital policies for in order for you to be able to make the right informed choices for you. Email, phone and messaging support to answer any questions and offer additional support. Home visits to provide in-person care and gentle holistic treatments. I'll provide continuous emotional, spiritual and physical support during that time. Together we will create a safe and protected space for you and your family.
  • Do you help with infant feeding?
    Yes absolutely. I have training and have breastfed my children. I work with local breastfeeding counsellors and can refer you if needed. I like to think there's not much we can't solve between us. I have homeopathic remedies to hand which can help with milk supply, heal cracked nipples and support many common physical and emotional issues after birth.
  • Where are you based?
    I live in Patcham on the outskirts of Brighton. I have a car and can travel anywhere in and around Brighton and Hove easily. I often work within a 25 mile radius of Brighton also.
  • How can I contact you?
    Please send me an email at sarahgoodmandoula@gmail.com or send a text to 07816831205 While working with you my phone will always be with me for you to email, call or text. I will always aim to get back to you within an hour or two.
  • Do you have insurance?
    Yes, I have insurance for my Doula services and all the alternative therapies I offer.

Let's have a chat about your birth wishes.

For a FREE 15 min zoom call ☎️  please send me a message to 
07816831205

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