©2018 - 2020 Sue Lee of Mana Health 

130 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072, Australia, 

Email: manahealthpractice@gmail.com

Tel: +61 401 283 197

DISCLAIMER: The information presented on this website, or within its communication, does not constitute medical advice. It is for general information and educational purposes only. If in doubt as to the appropriateness of a treatment, or for any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed by your medical professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies.

Doula

Mana is pleased to offer a Doula service to prenatal women. A doula is a trained professional that accompanies a woman in labor and stays with her for the duration of birth, right up until the first breastfeed is established. She will meet with you on several occasions before the birth as well as after to ensure all is going well.

 

The intention of a doula is to bring back the timeless tradition of women being supported by women during birth, taking fear away from birthing, instilling the wisdom of the laboring mother's body, whilst maintaining the safety of mother and baby.

 

Whether you are birthing at home or in a hospital, whatever your birthing plan is, a doula can help improve the birthing experience of mother and baby.

 

Whilst a doula is not a doctor or midwife and has no clinical role in your birth, studies such as the Cochranes Review show that the support of a trained doula is more effective than just hospital staff, friends and family alone. The same studies demonstrate that the support of a doula significantly reduces the rate of Cesarean Section, use of forceps, request for epidural, use of synthetic oxytocin, the use of drugs for pain management and the length of labor. The use of a Doula in your birthing journey is a calming, strong, beautiful and nurturing support for you and your baby. 

DOULA

Birth doula services include:

  • Minimum of two prenatal meetings, which includes birth education and assistance in creating birth preferences

  • One of the meetings with your birth support covering labour support techniques

  • Two prenatal massages, post 37 weeks can include induction points for birth readiness

  • Phone support as needed throughout pregnancy

  • On-call status 24 hours a day 2 weeks before and after EDD

  • Evidence-based information for you to research so you can make informed decisions about your care during pregnancy, birth and postpartum

  • Labour support at your home or hospital as required, or requested

  • Continuous support once active labour has begun and up to an hour after birth

  • Non-medical comfort measures such as position changes, relaxation, massage and other techniques for pain management during labour

  • Maintain a calm and peaceful birth environment as allowed by medical staff

  • In the rare event Sue is attending another birth or unwell, she will organise a backup doula to attend until she can arrive

  • A post birth massage named ‘Closing the Bones” designed to assist your body to integrate, usually done at around the 40 day mark

  • One postnatal follow up, usually occurring within the first seven days after the birth. This is to see how you are going, discuss any concerns you have, to review your birth.

 

 

Support Package $1800 payable by 38weeks

 

Practioner

Sue Lee

  • Mana Health Practice