Mum Friday Packages & Programs
Mum Friday can support you with in-home postnatal doula help once your baby arrives. Areas currently serviced in-person include the North Shore (lower and upper), Northern Beaches, Inner West, Eastern Suburbs and the Sutherland Shire. *Please note, distances greater than 20km will incur a travel fee of $25 per day.
Got a baby due…and don’t have a lot of support nearby? Or maybe you have a c-section planned and know you’ll need some extra support when bub arrives. Or maybe you just want to get off to the best start when you bring your baby home, and want expert support with breastfeeding, settling your baby and responding confidently to baby’s cues.
Or has your baby already arrived…and you’re finding it much tougher than you expected? Perhaps the birth was not what you planned and breastfeeding has been hard. Your baby is unsettled and hard to soothe. The conflicting advice is doing your head in, and you’d like someone to swoop in and make everything much, much easier for you…
Either way, I can help you.
As a parenting educator with the Royal North Shore Hospital Health education team, and a certified postnatal doula (and with four children of my own!), I can take your motherhood experience from overwhelmed and anxious to confident and magic.
Postnatal Doula Support
Just as a birth doula provides you with support and guidance before and during the birth, a postnatal doula offers you a similar service once your baby arrives.
As a certified postnatal doula, I can help you adjust to life with your newborn baby. My role is to offer you non-biased guidance, evidence-based information and emotional support while you find your motherhood feet.
Additionally, as a parenting educator for Royal North Shore Hospital, I can help you make sense of the baby advice you receive and ease the information overload you might be getting as a brand new mum.
While a lot of health professionals you’ll meet will be interested in baby’s growth and development, I’m more interested in YOU.
With a background in welfare and psychology, and a thorough understanding of perinatal depression and anxiety, I can debrief the harder parts of motherhood with you – and the complex emotions that can come up for new parents.
Here are some things I can help you with once your baby arrives:
New baby guidance:
- assistance with all aspects of baby care
- settling strategies & keeping your baby content
- understanding your newborn’s needs (and how to respond)
- assisting you to bond with your baby
- learning to trust your intuition
- establishing breastfeeding & troubleshooting feeding issues
- understanding newborn sleep & encouraging healthy sleep habits
- looking after your baby while you shower & rest
- assisting you on your first trip out with baby
- strategies and tricks for making life easier as a new mum
- dealing with information overload and conflicting advice
- accompanying you to appointments
- bringing you a hot coffee & picking up groceries
- light household duties (laundry, packing/repacking dishwasher, unloading groceries)
- debriefing the birth
- being a listening ear
- techniques for dealing with common motherhood challenges
- helping your partner bond with baby
- connecting you with other health professionals as necessary
How It All Works:
Whether you require support as soon as you get home with your newborn, or a few weeks later when your partner returns to work, simply select a package below and we’ll get started. Each visit is for three hours, and you can choose how you’d like me to help you during this time. Hours are available between 10am and 2pm each weekday, and selected weekends (please ask). * Bespoke packages available to suit your circumstances.
Once you’ve got an idea of the sort of help you need, follow these steps:
- Hit the pink button at the bottom of this screen (‘Let’s Talk Motherhood’) to book in a call with me. Don’t worry, you won’t be under any pressure to sign-up or book me in. This is your chance to learn more about what I do, ask questions and make sure I’m a good fit for you and your family.
- If you’re ready to go ahead and book me in, I”ll require 50% payment upfront, with the balance to be paid the week of your booking.
- Let me know the date and days you require help for, and I’ll lock in that period of time for you.
- If your baby isn’t due for a while, we’ll keep in touch via SMS. If your package gives you access to The Fourth Trimester Program, you’ll get login details for that right away.
Motherhood Mojo (3 x 3-hourly visits $497)
A short and sweet package, Motherhood Mojo is perfect for filling in the gaps between visitors coming to stay, or helping you gain confidence once your partner has returned to work. I can help you with strategies for making life easier as a new mum, as well as tips for feeding, settling and getting your baby to sleep. You will receive unlimited phone and SMS support for one month with this package.
Sound good? Get in touch: hit the pink button at the bottom of the screen to book in your call.
Motherhood Bliss (5 x 3-hourly visits $747)
Looking for something a little more longer term? Motherhood Bliss includes 5 visits that give us ample time for learning the baby care basics, as well as giving you plenty of time to rest and recuperate after the birth. The extra visits make this a good option if you’re having a c-section or need help with other children in the household. This package comes with unlimited phone and text support, as well as (lifetime) access to The Fourth Trimester Program, my online portal full of guidance, tips and resources for mums with new babies.
This more your scene? Let’s chat: hit the pink button at the bottom of the screen to book in your call.
Motherhood Magic (9 x 3-hourly visits $1297)
My ultimate package for mums and their new babies.
Enjoy nine visits from a postnatal professional to help you ease into life as a new mum, and enjoy bonding with your baby. I’ll spend time with you as you go through all the firsts: the first feed, first bath and first time out of the house with your baby.
This package is ideal for mums without family support nearby, or other children to look after. I can be your right-hand woman and confidante: a wonderful way to start life with your new little person.
This package comes with unlimited phone and SMS support for the duration of the package. Upon booking, you’ll also receive my Countdown To Baby Kit (digital toolkit for preparing for baby) and lifetime access to The Fourth Trimester Program.
Motherhood Magic Package features:
- 9 home visits (3 hours each), suited to the first 4-6 weeks after the birth
- Bonus Countdown To Baby Kit
- Bonus access (lifetime) to The Fourth Trimester Program
Want a luxury new mum experience? Hit the pink button at the bottom of the screen to book in your call.
As a certifed postnatal doula and experienced parenting educator with RNSH (and a member of CAPEA – Childbirth And Parenting Educators Of Australia), I can help you with many areas of early parenting. You can add any of these services to one of the packages above or simply pick one of these as a stand along service.
Ready Set Baby ($197): A 3-hour pre-baby session for you and your partner to help you prepare your home, life and relationship for your new little person. I’ll advise you on setting up your home, what to buuy for baby, and talk you through what the early days and weeks will be like with your newborn. We’ll also discuss early breastfeeding, getting off to the best start with sleep and practice wrapping and settling techniques.
The Motherhood Booster ($127): A 2-hour support session in your home to help you with feeding, settling or any other early motherhood challenges. Boost your confidence and get some well-deserved reassurance – as well as some priceless techniques for keeping your new baby happy and content. Comes with SMS follow-up support.
Evening Support (5pm-10pm $247): I know the evenings can be the hardest for mum. Also known as the ‘witching hour’, this is when your baby wants extra feeds and is often difficult to settle – it’s also the time of day you’re most exhausted! I can come and settle your baby between feeds so you can rest, and help you set up an evening ritual so your baby looks forward to sleep.
Overnight Support (10pm-6am $347): I will come to your home and help you with your baby throughout the night so you can get some sleep. If your baby is breastfed, I will bring your baby to you and settle baby back to sleep right after the feed. If your baby is bottle fed, I will prepare and feed your baby, without disturbing you. Treat yourself to a full night’s sleep, knowing your baby is being cared for with love throughout the night.
Countdown To Baby: Your digital toolkit for preparing your home, relationship, body and life for a new baby. Enjoy five modules of content with cheat sheets and templates to print out and keep.
The Fourth Trimester Program: My signature system for ensuring your motherhood experience is the best it can possibly be. I’ll walk you through the exact steps you need to take to become a confident, self-assured new mum.
Book in a call to chat today – no pressure, no obligation: just your opportunity to find out how to make your motherhood experience amazing.