Postnatal Doula Geraldton

with Melissa Ayling

Welcome!

It’s so good to see that you are looking for support as you step into your new role as a mother.

The fourth trimester can be underestimated by many.

Too many mothers are feeling isolated, exhausted and overwhelmed.

I wholeheartedly believe that mothers do matter and that these times can be healthy, relaxing and enjoyable with the right support.

About Postnatal Doula Support

A majority of modern society no longer live in villages.

However; during the postnatal period,  the support and nurture a village would of provided to the mother was essential for her entire wellbeing including her baby’s and overall humanity.

Studies have shown that cultures in which women are cared for in a way where their only job is to nurture themselves and their baby, have better postnatal experiences and outcomes.

In our society most of the attention and celebration is for the baby and the mother is forgotten. 

Expectations are placed upon mothers that they have to do this alone and perfectly.

A postnatal doula can be a strong foundation towards your village of support.

This enables you to have the confidence to believe in yourself as a mother, have the time to fall in love with your baby and enjoy the miracle of motherhood.

Here are the many ways I am willing to help you out:

  • A listening ear free of judgement and opinion
  • Care for baby while you catch up on sleep, take a long shower or go out for some sunshine (or all of the above!)
  • Accompany you with baby if you want to go to the hairdressers, out for lunch or a relaxing massage
  • Light household duties such as folding laundry, washing dishes and hanging out washing
  • Supply you with a few days worth of healthy, homemade snacks
  • Lunch and dinner each visit (Just let me know your dietary requirements)
  • Help you with snack and meal preparation
  • Debrief your birth experience
  • Help with settling, nappy changing, swaddling and bathing
  • Make you a tea/coffee/snack and carve out the space for you to enjoy and finish
  • Go run errands down town for you or accompany you while running errands
  • General nursing support
  • Guidance with identifying your baby’s cues
  • Relaxation and meditation tools and techniques
  • Reiki healing for your mind, body and soul
  • Guidance with accessing your maternal instincts and making your own decisions
  • Refer you to other reputable postnatal services to help build your village if needed
  • Looking after your other children or I look after baby while you spend time with your older children

About your postnatal doula

Hi! If we haven’t yet met, I’m Melissa Ayling a certified ‘Newborn Mothers’ postnatal doula and a mother of two boys. I am also certified in hypnobirthing, birth doula support, intuitive and reiki healing. 

My first postnatal experience was traumatic for me. While I don’t believe it was meant to be like that for me or for any mother, I learnt many life lessons and it has put me on the journey that I am on today.

I now have made a personal promise to support and celebrate other mothers as their postnatal doula. I want to do whatever it takes to help mothers out so they can enjoy the miracle that is motherhood.

Choose Your Fourth Trimester Options

I understand that every mother and baby are different. The packages below are not set in stone and can be created to reflect your own unique desires for yourself and your family. 

‘Absolute Bliss’ support package

What

12 hours of postnatal doula support over 4 weeks
60 minute prenatal session
6 months of email support

Investment 

$895 

A half payment of $447.50 is required to secure your booking. Final payment of $447.50 is due before I commence as your postnatal doula. Other payment plans are possible with discussion.

Ready to book or want to learn more?

‘Ultimate Divine’ support package

What?  

24 hours of postnatal doula support over 4 weeks
60 minute prenatal session
6 months of email support  

Investment

$1790

A half payment of $895 is required to secure your booking. Final payment of $895.00 is due before I commence as your postnatal doula. Other payment plans are possible with discussion.

Ready to book or want to learn more?

Can’t see what you are needing?

Perhaps you don’t want 3 hour visits each week… you might need less or more? Maybe you need support for 2 weeks? Maybe you need support for 8 weeks?

* Please note each daily visit has a minimum of 2 hours so you reap the benefits of having postnatal doula support.

Contact me and let’s sort out exactly what you are needing!

You’re a new mother. Of course, you’ve got questions.

And me? I’ve got answers.
Contact me