Stefanie Poole Doula & Birth Education, Pregnancy Counselling, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

DOULA SERVICES

As your Doula, I’m like your Sherpa; travelling by your side, climbing the motherhood mountain. All the answers you will ever need to birth your baby are within you. My job is to help you feel safe, supported, loved, nurtured, listened to, and cared for as you embark on your mama quest.

 

I will guide you through the physical, emotional, and spiritual elements of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum and provide a sense of calm, comfort and reassurance as you climb the mountain.

Doula support and appointments are tailored to suit your needs and will include 

PRENATAL APPOINTMENTS

Getting to know you and your family

Education sessions to prepare your mind and body for birth and postpartum; breast or chest feeding, stages of labour, comfort measures, active birth positions, massage and relaxation techniques.

Assistance understanding your birth and postpartum options.

Creating a safe space where you are free to express any concerns or fears

Developing birth preferences

Discussing care provider options

Facilitating open communication between you and your care providers/birth team

Tools to enhance or build your partner's support skills 

Referrals to professional and social supports if required

Access to my library of pregnancy and birth resources.

BIRTH & LABOUR SUPPORT

Emotional and physical support to you and your partner during labour and birth 

Guide your breathing and help you relax

Provide massage, water, hot/cold packs, aromatherapy, and any other comfort measures you desire

Help you create a comfortable and safe birthing environment 

Support active birth positions/movements to help labour progress, help you make informed decisions, and build confidence. 

A continuous presence offering reassurance, praise and encouragement throughout your labour

and birth

Assistance to establish breast or chest feeding

POSTPARTUM / MATRESENCE

Birth of the Mother

Celebrate you and your transition into motherhood / parenthood.

Conduct sacred ceremony and rituals to honour your transition into motherhood. 

Provide emotional support (sharing the joys and challenges)

Support with breast or chest feeding and baby settling techniques

Provide relaxation techniques for comfort in times of stress.

Offer practical in-home support (light housekeeping, meal prep, cleaning, sitting with baby or other family children)

 

Pamper you with love and support and special goodies

 

Provide educational and emotional support to partner, grandparents or other important people involved in your family's life. 

 

Implementation of postpartum plan/preferences

 

Support to find your own parenting style and trust your intuition and instincts. 

 

Recommend referrals for additional support if required 

 

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STEFANIE POOLE

The Mental Health Doula

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Melbourne // Mornington Peninsula // Frankston

stefanie@stefaniepoole.com

0435 875 035

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Acknowledgement of Country 

I acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional lands of the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nations. I pay my respects to the elders past, present, and emerging, I recognise their continuing connection to the land, water, and community.

Language and Inclusivity

While I use the word mother/mothering throughout my platforms, I celebrate all gender identities and provide all birthing people a safe and accepting space to explore their parenting journey. 

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