Christa Buckland

BHlthSc (Health Promotion)
Doula
Childbirth Educator
Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner

Postnatal Doula

Postnatal Support Package **$450**

6 hours

 

Includes:

- 2 x 3 hour sessions

- "Baby and Me" workbook

- Gift

- Nurtured Mamas Program (12 months support: monthly group meetings, phone/email support, private Facebook group)


BABY & ME WORKBOOK

This workbook includes information on baby care, bonding, self-care and organisational strategies.  With helpful tips, insightful worksheets and practical planning templates, you will feel confident, organised and supported in your parenting journey!


Topics covered:

  • Postpartum recovery
  • Breastfeeding
  • Settling baby
  • Changing nappies & dressing baby
  • Swaddling and sleep strategies
  • Baby wearing
  • Bath time & Baby Massage
  • Bonding with baby
  • Newborn behaviour
  • Self-care strategies
  • Menu planner
  • Support planner
  • Birth reflection worksheet
  • and much more! 

Additional Visits **$200**

 An additional 3 hour session

 

This service is for clients who have already booked the Postnatal Support Package and who require an additional session.  Includes 3 hours of support.

What is a postnatal doula?

My purpose as a postnatal doula is to help you (and your partner) gain confidence in parenting, support bonding and provide emotional support.  I have a particular focus on helping mamas to:

  • gain self-help and self-care skills
  • build a supportive network
  • enhance bonding with their baby
  • emotionally process the birth experience
  • adjust to parenthood


Below are some of the tasks I can do to support : 

  • laundry
  • tidying and organising house
  • cleaning
  • preparing simple meals
  • menu planning
  • dishes
  • debriefing
  • minding older children so mama can rest and/or focus on her newborn
  • support for breastfeeding
  • shopping and errands
  • pampering e.g. foot soak, massage, pedicure, manicure
  • parent education e.g. bathing baby, swaddling etc.
  • sleep support e.g. look after baby while mama sleeps
  • time management skills
  • scheduling and rostering support
  • company e.g. going for a walk with mama and baby, chatting generally etc.

My Skills

I have a unique blend of skills which I utilise to help my clients.  I have been a birth doula and childbirth educator since 2010.  I completed Postnatal Doula training through Optimum Birth in 2012.  I became a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner in 2014.  Prior to birthwork, I was a private music teacher (piano) and also completed training in a program called Kindermusik.  Kindermusik is a special music and movement program for young children (0-7 years) and their parents.  It supports learning and child development.  I have a love for singing and strongly believe in the power of music to heal our souls.  Don't worry - I won't make you sing if it's not your "thing". ;) But I do have a wealth of knowledge on how to use music as a tool for bonding with your children.  


I also have four children aged 0 to 9!  In addition to general knowledge as a mother, I have attended hundreds of hours of therapy and training for my older three children who have special needs (ASD). This has given me a very sound understanding of child development, behaviour and parenting strategies.


I have breastfed all four of my children and can provide basic breastfeeding support. If there is anything outside my scope of expertise, I will refer you to a lactation consultant.  I also have advanced skills in relation to time management and organisational strategies which can be immensely helpful to a new parent! :) 

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