Postnatal Doula

Topics can vary depending on the needs of the family:

Discussing and reflecting on the journey
Support for partners
Foreign domestic worker support/supervision
Feeding (breastfeeding or formula)
Newborn care support
Whole family wellness
Accessing a GP/paediatrician
Thinking about immunisations
Managing visitors
Nutrition for mums
Leaving the house (carriers/bag/prams)
Pelvic floor advice
Baby sleep/settling/crying
Parenting styles
Relationships and sex
Travelling with baby
Going back to work
Child development goals
Weight checks/percentile plotting
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Postnatal Doula

Postnatal Doula

$125 - $1,000
Instructor:
UK & AU Registered Nurse
Happiness Guaranteed

At Home Reassurance with the Most Up-to-date Reliable Advice

Similar to the birth process in Singapore, the care given in the postnatal period is very different to what you would get in the UK. In the UK a health visitor will visit you, at home on around day 10 after childbirth, until then you will be followed up by your midwife. This postpartum period is a time of transition for women and their families, who are adjusting on physical, psychological, and social levels (Shaw 2006). Not enough help can lead to stress and sleep deprivation, making breastfeeding difficult, and negatively impacting  physical and mental well-being of the new parents. A weak support system can lead to isolation and can contribute to postpartum stress; which is emphasised living as an expat in a country where we don’t have our families close by. Postpartum depression (PPD) is a relatively common problem, affecting between 10% and 15% of women after delivery. Home visits from a health professional has been proven in some countries to reduces instances of postnatal depression, lowering anxiety for families. It has also been proven to reduce parents utilising healthcare facilities and increasing breastfeeding rates. 

 

Finding the right support can be tricky, especially as the help isn’t just for you, it’s for you, baby and your family. Postpartum doulas are experienced in helping families navigate the transitions that happen after birth. Care focuses primarily on supporting the mother so that she can heal from birth and nurture her newborn, as well as supporting the father so that he can in turn support his family. Postpartum is a huge transition for the mother and her family. Having guidance and support helps everyone to feel calmer and happier. Studies have shown that support can make a tremendous difference by increasing support for and by providing practical childcare education to new mothers.  

After you book your postnatal doula package, our team will contact you to set up your first visit!

Beloved Bumps postnatal doula is a registered nurse from the UK and mother of a young child herself. She has recent first hand experience navigating the postnatal support system here in Singapore and truly believes having general support home visits are crucial. Not only for reassurance but also to have someone who can sift through the mountains of contradicting advice, finding the most up to date reliable evidence. Being able to explain it, demonstrate and in turn empowering the new parents to make informed decisions. Having someone who can relate to you and empathise with, listening and guiding you as you begin your journey. No issue or question is too silly or too small!

Choose your postnatal doula package:

  • Essentials Package

  • $600 ($100 PER HOUR)
    • Happiness Guaranteed
    • Prenatal Visit (if you sign up before birth)
    • 3 Postnatal Home or Public Place Visits (2 hrs each)
    • 4 Weeks of WhatsApp Support
    • Weight Check at Each Visit
  • Signature Package

  • $850 ($85 PER HOUR)
    • Happiness Guaranteed
    • Prenatal Visit (if you sign up before birth)
    • 5 Postnatal Home or Public Place Visits (2 hrs each)
    • 8 Weeks of WhatsApp Support
    • Weight Check at Each Visit

FAQs

How long do I have to use the visits?

The 5 postnatal visits must be used within 8 weeks of the birth.

When is the first visit?

As soon as required after discharge, normally a week after you get home, but can be sooner if required

What if I need specialist support?

If you have an issue needing specialist support, such as specific breastfeeding issues or issues regarding pelvic floor, we have a large resource of specialist who we can refer you to or we can help you find a trusted specialist suited to your needs.

As a nurse can you provide medical support?

No. Although I am registered in the UK and AU I can supply evidence based research and support when medical issues arise, but I will not replace your gynaecologist or paediatrician. I can however help you understand what they are suggesting and help find a second opinion where necessary.

 

We will not provide medical advice or advice concerning any alternative therapies. Any information we provide should not be construed as medical advice and is not a substitute for medical advice, which only a licensed medical practitioner can provide. It is your responsibility to seek the advice of an appropriately qualified practitioner in case of doubt.

Overview

Below is a general overview of the topics we cover during our at home postnatal doula visits. Please note that this overview does not fully cover the details of each topic. If you have any specific questions about the content we cover, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Topics can vary depending on the needs of the family:

Discussing and reflecting on the journey
Support for partners
Foreign domestic worker support/supervision
Feeding (breastfeeding or formula)
Newborn care support
Whole family wellness
Accessing a GP/paediatrician
Thinking about immunisations
Managing visitors
Nutrition for mums
Leaving the house (carriers/bag/prams)
Pelvic floor advice
Baby sleep/settling/crying
Parenting styles
Relationships and sex
Travelling with baby
Going back to work
Child development goals
Weight checks/percentile plotting

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