My passion as a doula

You will feel supported, empowered, and accomplished because together we’ve practiced breathing, rebozo techniques, relaxing, movement, and voice together.

You experience total commitment from me; an experience where you are honoured, and respected in a time of vulnerability. Where our relationship is honoured & valued due to time spent together beforehand, building trust and connection.

Your partner also feels empowered, part of the birth, and supported, able to help and enter your birth space if he wants to.

I'm looking for individuals who want to go beyond finding out just the facts of labour but are willing to put their time, effort & passion into preparing for their birth.


Is this you? Would love to hear from you.

carol@freedombirths.co.nz

Personal Doula Service

As your doula I give emotional and practical support to you and your partner from the final stages of pregnancy, throughout labour and during the first days of your baby's life.

We get to know each other by making time to talk so you can share your thoughts, hopes, dreams and anxieties about your upcoming birth.

Two weeks before your due date I am on call just for you! I am available to support you right through from early labour to delivery, regardless if that requires a transfer to hospital or a home birth.

I offer practical advice to help facilitate a smoother and more effective labour, and am happy to provide reassurance and encourgement to partners on what THEY can do to help you!

I am also there to fill birthing pools, make refreshments, facilitate phone calls and do any other small task that may help at the time.

Once baby has arrived, I come and visit to give breastfeeding help, practical tips on caring for a newborn and also provide and opportunity to talk about your birthing experience.

For more information "What I offer in Prenatal appointments."

 

“Thank you for all your support and guidance throughout our journey. I could not have asked for a more incredible birth story. You are an angel to us and we are so thankful to have you in our lives.” Brittany Ryan

“Dearest Carol, Thank you for being a part of Maddisyn’s birth, it was so lovely to have you be a part of it.” Tamara

Birthing With Passion Classes

Discover a way of having a birth experience that transcends fear, pain and uncertainty!

I will help you channel your passion in life by using proven techniques to bring your baby into the world with joy and celebration.

This class is ideal for mothers-to-be pregnant with their second, third or even fourth child who want to refresh their knowledge about childbirth and discover new approaches to dealing with pain.

Learn about:

·         The role of hormones during labour

·         The power of distraction

·         Productive pain vs suffering pain

·         How to use your senses

This fun, relaxed and informative session will enable you to have the empowered, active and personal birth experience that all mothers seek and deserve.

Find out about when the next class will be held by visiting Freedom Births on Facebook! Or contact me for a private appointment in your own home.

“I really enjoyed the class and learned so much. Very informative and would love to go to another! I’m looking forward to birth because you gave so much great info and props and exercises to use during labour." Anna Singh

“After experiencing a traumatic birth with my second child, I was full of anxiety about giving birth to my third baby. Carol from Freedom Births was amazing at calming my fears and helping install excitement back in me.
Carol's 'Birthing with Passion' class was highly informative, from learning about the roles hormones play in our body through role play to fantastic tips and tricks that help make the birthing process more enjoyable.
Carol has a beautiful, calming manner and is extremely knowledgeable in all she does.
I thoroughly recommend Carol's services to all pregnant women and their birthing partners.” 
Dianna Smith

“As a first timer I had no idea what to expect or the best way to approach the situation. After the class I can walk away knowing the best strategies to help with the birth." Daniel McKelery

TENS Machine Hire

A TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit can naturally help reduce your pain during labour and childbirth by stimulating your body to produce ‘feel good’, and natural pain-killing hormones (endorphins).

Portable and non-invasive, it allows you to stay mobile during labour and totally in control of your pain relief. There are no lasting side-effects so is safe to use for both yourself and your baby.

Hirage is for four weeks ( pick up two weeks before your due date and return two weeks after)

Cost: $50 plus $20 refundable bond.

Contact me to learn more about what can I do to help you have a pregnancy and birthing experience you will treasure.

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