Having the right people at your side as you walk the path to motherhood can transform your experience. Let me walk with you and help you shine brighter on this path. Bespoke Birth Packages are available,
When you choose NatalieAnu for birth support, you are not just getting a Doula, you are investing in a former Midwife- who better to walk with you through the twist an turns of pregnancy, labour & birth?
Welcome! My name is Natalie and I am so happy that you are here. My passion in supporting you is to foster your intuition; enable you to trust yourself, your decisions and your dreams. I will stand by you as you stand up for yourself and your baby. Pregnancy and parenting is one of the most transformative events in life. It’s a passage that transcends reality and will take you to the very inner core of yourself. I believe deeply that you are the expert of yourself ad your baby. My philosophy and practice is anchored in honesty & trust.
Bespoke Doula support is all about giving you what you need, ; not what I think you need. My clinical experience as a Registered Midwife was blown wide open when I birthed my first child. Pregnancy and birth is so much more than a physical event; it is a deeply connected mind-body-soul – and baby – experience and the Mother-Baby Dyad is something to be cherished. I can’t wait to help you flourish.
Stella is as Luna, plus:
$2337 (you save 5%)
Solais is Luna, plus:
$2790 (yo save 10%)
Bespoke is all about building your own personalised bundle.
Why not combine Doula support with one or som of our other services to create a truly bespoke package and receive 10% off the bundle. Yoga, education, support – the more you bundle, the more you save.
A Doula means different things to different people, and there are cultural differences in how they are described (Birth Keeper, Traditional Birth Attendant, Birth Support Peerson, Birth Worker).
A Doula is a support person who will meet with you and your family before birth to help you assess what kind of birth you are hoping for, allay some fear you may have and give you tangible tools to take with you into birth and beyond. Birth Doulas will attend your birth with you if you wish (whether that be at home, birth centre, hospital…or all three!) and add an extra level of support, confidence and comfort during birth. Doulas will advocate for you during birth when and if you are not able to, in order for you to have the best possible birth experience.
NatalieAnu works with a collective of of Doulas to ensure that you are ALWAYS supported. If there is an unforeseeable circumstance preventing me attendance at your birth, one of these wonderful souls is on backup om-call (and vice-versa) meaning no mama is ever left unattended.
There is now a growing body of scientific research to reinforce what has anecdotally and traditionally been known for a long time: continuous female support in labour increases your chances of having a normal birth. It has also been shown to shorten your labour time and increase positive birth experiences as well as reduce perception of pain in labour – pretty great, eh?
If you are hoping to birth vaginally, hiring a Birth Doula can reduce your risk of intervention during labour making the likelihood of a normal labour requiring instrumental assistance or operative birth much less likely. Hooray!
For women who know that their baby will be coming out through the sun roof (planned Cesarean section), birth Doulas can still work as their advocate and assist in normalising the process and procedure.
Birth Doulas are expert birth support people and can help release your fears surrounding birth, whatever that birth looks like to you.
Whatever your birth journey looks like hiring a Birth Doula can help it feel SHORTER, LESS PAINFUL, MORE ENJOYABLE, EASIER & FULLY SUPPORTED.
Doulas act as a wonderful adjunct to your birth provider (midwife/obstetrician), but does not replace it. Doulas are also there to offer EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL & INFORMATIONAL SUPPORT to the whole family. Birth is a unique and intense period, and everyone involved needs a little hand-holding at times – that includes partners/siblings/grandparents – and Doulas are well placed to do that so that you can focus on doing what you need to birth a tiny person Earthside!
Q: Do I need to behaving a Homebirth to have a Doula?
A: No! As your Doula, I support YOUR birth choices without judgement or expectation (including planned Caesareans)
Q: What if you can’t get there?
A: I work in a collective so that I can ensure you have 34/7 365 coverage for your birth. You don’t have to call on the back-up team if you don’t want; but they are there if you do
Q: I want an Epidural. Do you support that?
A: Yes. I work in collaboration with you to support whatever coping strategies you choose. I can offer up-to-date, evidence-based information to empower you to make the right choice for you.
Q: What about COVID-19?
A: Birthing in a pandemic is a dynamic situation. The guidelines & policies are changing frequently, so the exact information will be offered accordingly. Whatever happens, we can create the best plan together.