Christa Buckland

BHlthSc (Health Promotion)
Doula
Childbirth Educator
Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner

Postnatal Doula

Postnatal Support Base Package **$450**

(Please note: additional travel costs may apply)

6 hours

 

Includes:

- 30 minute planning session (phone)

- 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)


*$50 travel fee if located further than 25km from my home in Campbelltown.


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

Additional Visits **$200**

(Please note: additional travel costs may apply) 

An additional 3 hour session

 

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


*$30 travel fee if located further than 25km from my home in Campbelltown.

Custom Packages + discounts

Some mothers/families just need a little support while others need a lot. That's why, when you book with me I will create a custom package for you based on the rates above and how many visits you require. This enables me to tailor a package to your specific needs and to also offer discounts when you book more visits in advance. You also have the option to simply book the base package and then pay as you go with each additional visit according to the prices quoted above (no discount with this option).


For example, if you are booking 4 visits, it would be calculated as follows:

$450 + travel fee if applicable

+ $200 + travel fee if applicable

+ $200 + travel fee if applicable

Sub-total - discount = final package fee


To find out more, please call, email or submit a booking enquiry using the button below.

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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