Byron Bay Doula Services

Welcome….I am so glad you found me! Let me tell you a little more about what I do. As a Birth Doula in Byron Bay I provide ongoing support during your pregnancy, birth and in the early stages of motherhood.

There is incredible evidence that shows how birth doulas improve childbirth outcomes! Recent studies have shown that having a birth doula can decrease the overall Caesarean rate by 48%, the length of labour by 25% and the request for an epidural by 60%.

About me

My name is Anna, I am a qualified Doula in Byron Bay, Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner and mama of 3 beautiful little boys. I had a terrible 1st birth, which I didn’t prepare for and had no support, so I decided that my 2nd birth had to be different. Working with my doula made me feel so calm, reassured and even excited for birth! My birth was incredible! Intense, but magical! I felt empowered and decided I wanted to help couples feel exactly like that!

I’ve been a doula for over 4.5 years and have extensive experience in supporting home births, free births, birth centers as well as hospitals births. I offer my services from Ballina to Tweed Heads including Byron Bay Hinterland, Mullumbimby and Lismore. You can read a little bit more about my background here

I am fully booked for 2021, but my calendar for 2022 is now open with the next available estimated due date in March. It’s never too early in your pregnancy to contact me and I would absolutely love to hear from you & find out if we are a good match for each other. 

Feel free to text or call me on 0415 401742 to find out a little more about me and how I could support you during your birth journey.

Anna supporting Sarah & Chris’ home birth

Who would benefit from a Birth Doula?

Every couple will benefit from a doula, no matter if you are a first time parent or hoping for a positive and perhaps different birth outcome this time. As your Doula I will empower you to make the right choices and feel confident in your own birthing skills.  I work for you, not for the hospital, your OB, midwife or other medical staff. I am deeply passionate about helping you experience a positive outcome, no matter how your birth unfolds.

What Clients say about working with me…

‘Working with Anna from Byron Babymoon was the best decision we made to help prepare us for birthing our daughter. Anna has been an invaluable support for both husband and I in the lead up to, helping us get informed, excited and feel empowered about the birth. 

Anna’s support during the almost 2 day labour gave us the space to welcome in our baby without the stress of ensuring our birth plan was honoured by the specialists. Anna helped create a birthing space and experience that we will cherish and feel so blessed to have had. I now recommend Anna to all I know looking to have an empowered birth.’
Lynda and Guy Lawrence, 1st time parents, Lismore Hospital

Feel free to text or call me on 0415 401742 to find out a little more about me and how I could support you during your birth journey.

My Doula Support

I offer a free first meet and greet with you so that you can get to know me and see if I might be the right birth doula for you. We’ll then meet a few times before your birth, depending on which package you choose. 

Birth Preparation

Preparing you for Birth with my Positive Birth Preparation Workshop or Hypnobirthing Course is an important step in getting you mentally & physically ready and excited for your journey ahead. I will help you identify your ideal birth preferences & location. I can help you write a ‘Birth Plan’. And we will explore how you can navigate through the maternity care system and what choices & rights you have.

During Birth

I am on call and available 24/7 from 38 weeks onwards. I’ll come to your house during established / active labour to support you and your partner physically and emotionally during birth. I will offer you pain coping techniques such as massage, rebozo, active birth postures, acupressure, deep breathing and encouragement.  I will accompany you to your birth location and will support you and your partner until about 1 hour after your baby is born. During labour I will help you make informed choices and ensure that your birth wishes are being respected.

Post-Partum

After your birth I will visit you 1-2 times (depending on the package you choose) at home to support you in the early weeks of motherhood. I provide support with anything you may need during your post partum period. This might include birth debrief, breastfeeding and sleep support, cleaning, cooking, holding you, and of course, if you like, your baby so you can have a shower…

Feel free to text or call me on 0415 401742 to find out a little more about me and how I could support you during your birth journey. Alternatively please complete the Contact Us form

2021 Doula Investment

 Standard Doula Package: $2100

  • Free meet and greet to get to know each other and for you to find out if I am the right doula for you;
  • 2  x ~2 hour antenatal catch ups where we explore the following topics
    • Different birthing options and preferences for you
    • Debriefing previous birth if applicable;
    • Exploring and reframing labour pain believes:
    • The 3 Stages of Labour and what choices you might have to make;
    • Natural pain coping strategies;
    • Active birthing positions;
    • Labour specific massage techniques;
    • To-do list for dads;
    • Hands on techniques for your partner so he/she feels confident about supporting you
    • Positive affirmations;
    • Breathing exercises and meditation;
    • Creating a birth plan;
    • Hands on techniques for your partner so he/she feels confident about supporting you
  • Unlimited phone and text support;
  • You can borrow any pregnancy, birth and motherhood books from my library
  • 24/7 on call from 38 weeks of gestation;
  • Support throughout labour: I am available for phone support in early labour and will come to your home / birth location once labour is established / active and stay until a few hours after your birth and you feel settled with your  baby ;
  • 1 x ~2 hour postnatal catch up which includes whatever YOU need. This may include breastfeeding and sleep support, birth debrief, cleaning or cooking duties. Holding your baby so you can have a shower. Or perhaps you just need a loving and non-judgmental person to talk to.

Payment plans available. 

Standard Doula Package including private Complete 8 hour Hypnobirthing Course: $2600 

Please contact me on 0415 401742 to find out more about me and how I could support you during your birth journey. Alternatively, please complete the Contact Us form

Comprehensive Doula Package: $2500 

The main difference between Standard and Comprehensive  Package are the number of pre- and post-natal visits.

  • Free meet and greet to get to know each other and for you to find out if I am the right doula for you;
  • 3 x ~2 hour antenatal catch ups where I support you with anything you may need, answer questions and we will explore the following topics:
    • Different birthing options and preferences for you
    • Debriefing previous birth if applicable;
    • The 3 Stages of Labour and what choices you might have to make;
    • Natural pain coping strategies;
    • Active birthing positions;
    • Labour specific massage techniques 
    • Positive affirmations;
    • Breathing exercises and meditation;
    • Creating a birth plan;
    • Hands on techniques for your partner so he/she feels confident about supporting you
  • Making a plan for your Post Partum Journey based on the 5 pillars of nurturing a new mum
  • Unlimited phone and text support;
  • You can borrow any pregnancy, birth and motherhood books from my library
  • 24/7 on call from 38 weeks of gestation;
  • Support throughout labour: I am available for phone support in early labour and will come to your home / birth location once labour is established / active and stay until a few hours after your birth and you feel settled with your baby;
  • 2 x ~2 hour postnatal catch up which includes whatever YOU need such as breastfeeding support, birth debrief, cleaning or cooking duties, holding your baby so you can have a shower, baby sleep tips or perhaps simply a loving and kind person to talk to.

Payment plans available.

Comprehensive Doula Package including Complete 8 Hour Hypnobirthing Course: $2800 

Payment plans available. 

Feel contact me on 0415 401742 to find out a little more about me and how I could support you during your birth journey. Alternatively please complete the Contact Us form.


Testimonials 

Sarah and Chris, Baby #3

‘By booking Anna as my Doula, I received so much more than support through pregnancy, labour and postpartum. (Which was amazing!)
I experienced the gift of being truly vulnerable, open hearted and weak and still being loved, held and supported.
Anna’s love of birth carried me through the end of pregnancy when I was feeling so sick I was losing sight of the magic.
During labour she held our whole family.
My 2 children where at the birth which Anna made possible by taking time bonding with them before the birth and supporting them the whole time.
My husband felt so supported and was able to be 100% present with me because he knew Anna was looking after everything else including feeding him while we was stuck in the pool massaging my back!
After birth her gentle presence made me feel so safe, she came and played with our kids so we could rest, she helped around the house and just loved us up even more.
I wish I had Anna at all of my births she is absolutely magic.’

Amanda and Lawrence, Baby #1

‘We didn’t know we needed Anna as our Doula till we met her. She supported us before the birth with her wealth of knowledge and great experience. She put us at more ease in those final weeks where both anxiety and excitement were building. At 5am she arrived during my labour at our home and from the get go was always punctual and someone we knew we could rely on ( often a fleeting quality in the Byron Shire)
Anna gave my husband and I strength, reassurance and guidance during an intense labour and birth experience. She was like an guardian angel walking me from the car to the hospital while I was having pushing contractions, keeping me so calm and focused.
Highly recommend her service as a birthing support person and educator! 

Priscilla and Jo, Baby #2

“My husband and I was very traumatized after our first child birth. As a nurse I thought I knew everything I needed to make a beautiful natural birth happen, I was totally wrong!! Having Anna around us during pregnancy was very important to explore all our fears, doubts and rights (I say “our” because she works with the whole family!!). During labour she was there, actually she helped me catch my baby at the front door of the hospital as my labor was so fast I didn’t have time to get in!!! After all our sessions of empowerment and surrender I knew we could do it anywhere! Definitely all families should have Anna as their doula , it makes the uniqueness of birthing wonderful and full of love!!!’

Lynda and Guy, Baby #1

‘Working with Anna from Byron Babymoon was the best decision we made to help prepare us for birthing our daughter. Anna has been an invaluable support for both husband and I in the lead up to, helping us get informed, excited and feel empowered about the birth. 

Anna’s support during the almost two day labour gave us the space to welcome in our baby without the stress of ensuring our birth plan was honoured by the specialists. Anna helped create a birthing space and experience that we will cherish and feel so blessed to have had. I now recommend Anna to all I know looking to have an empowered birth.’

 

Byron Bay Placenta Encapsulation

If you wish to encapsulate your placenta after your birth I highly recommend Byron Bay Placenta Encapsulation Services.

Please contact Anna via email or call on 0415 401742 if you like to find out more about me and how I can support you in your journey.

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