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3 x 2-hour prenatal sessions
• Exploring your birth options and building your birth preferences
• Exploring mental, physical, and emotional preparation for birth
• Community resources
• On-call from 38 weeks until baby is born
• Phone and email support
DURING BIRTH & LABOUR
• Continuous presence for the duration of labour
• Support for self-advocacy and medical decision making
• Providing support and relief to your birth partner
• 1-2 hours of immediate postpartum support
• Initial breastfeeding support
• Phone and email support during the first 2 weeks
• A home visit within the first 2 weeks
Postnatal Doula Support
1 x 2-hour prenatal appointment (postpartum plan)
Community resources signposting
• Supporting you to have “me time”. That might look like looking after baby whilst you have a nap, take a shower or bath.
• Spending time with you to chat about; your birth, your reflections on parenthood, concerns or doubts you may have, providing you an encouraging you a space to explore your own answers, your own parenting styles, as you discover your own journey toward motherhood.
• Basic breastfeeding or bottle-feeding support
• Routine newborn care; guidance for new parents in bathing, handling, burping and winding.
• Optional: prayer support
20 hours, up to 3 hours per session
Support offered during the first 12 weeks after birth
*My travelling expenses for journeys outside of Oxford are charged at 45pence per mile (ppm) for journeys up to 25 miles.
Can my (birth) partner come?Yes! The classes are designed for both of you and really helpful for (birth) partners. We don’t get you to do anything embarrassing so you can tell them to relax!
Is the cost for one or two people?The cost is for two of you (one pregnant woman and one non pregnant birth partner).
At what point in my pregnancy can I attend the classes?You can join the classes anytime from 27 weeks pregnant.
I’m having a planned Caesarean section. Are the classes relevant for me?Yes! During the classes you will learn what to expect when you’re booked in for a caesarean, including the aftercare. The feeding and preparing for early parenting sessions are equally relevant. You will find that attending antenatal classes are a great way to meet others at a similar life stage.
Will you cover both breast and bottle feeding?Yes! During the class, we offer non-biased information enabling you to make an informed decision and support you in your choices.
I’m a single mum, can I come on my own/can I bring a friend?Yes! Our antenatal classes are a fantastic platform to gain support from one another regardless of circumstances.
Can my friend/mum join me on the classes?The booking is for you (pregnant person) and one non pregnant (birth) partner; you choose who attends the sessions with you.
I’m shy/introverted – will I be expected to talk or put on the spot?No, you can join in discussion as much or little as you like, or not at all.
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