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Birth Debriefs

and Counselling

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Birth and debrief counselling is ideal for those who sense the birth process is not yet fully complete. These sessions offer you a space to process and often reclaim your birth experience so that you may feel fully resourced to be present in your new role as a parent.

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Kellie & Sarah

Are you and your partner seeking to deepen your connection and navigate the joys and challenges of pregnancy, birth and parenting together?

Our Doula birth debriefs and counselling sessions are specifically designed for birth partners and birthing women to attend together.

 

We see our appointments as opportunities for couples to explore shared values, healthy relationships dynamics and effective communication skills as the foundation for a positive birth and parenting experience.

 

Our doula provides a safe space to explore any uncertainties, fears or concerns you may have and it's our pleasure to walk beside you in this time.

 

We also celebrate and nurture the many benefits unified partnerships have in preparation for birth and beyond.

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What is Birth Debriefing?

A birth debrief provides an opportunity for birthing women and their partners to reflect on their birth experience, process emotions, and find closure. It's an essential part of post and prenatal care that allows individuals to share their thoughts and feelings in a safe, caring and non-judgmental space. By exploring the birth journey together, couples can heal, grow, and strengthen their connection as they embrace parenthood in their own way and own time.

 

Birth debriefs are always available to individuals and couples when they feel ready. There is no right or wrong time during pregnancy or post birth to reach out for support. Some couples engage counselling and birth debriefing as soon as the early days postpartum to many years after. Others feel the need unpack emotions when preparing to conceive or birth another baby.

Why it matters!

Birth debriefing is an essential component of the perinatal period for both parents.  ‘Perinatal’ - refers to the time from conception to the first year postpartum.

 

Our Doula provides these offerings as a space for couples to come together, validate and express emotions, broaden understanding and gain clarity around their birth experience and circumstances. Additionally, it offers expectant and new parents the opportunity to:

  • heal and process any trauma or unresolved feelings they may still be experiencing following birth or event.

  • enhance communication skills.

  • develop mutual understanding.

  • strengthen relationship bonds.

  • build a deeper connection, and

  • establish a solid support system.

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Our Doula counselling and birth debriefs are infused with unconditional love and take you on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and empowerment as you prepare for the birth of your baby and the journey to becoming parents.

We tailor our counselling service to your individual needs - one-off or packaged sessions.

What's included

 

  • 60 min sessions are offered remotely via zoom.

  • We offer 90 min sessions on request.

How it works

 

Sessions can be secured as part of your doula package or at a later date at an additional cost (see below).

 

How much does it cost?

 

Due to the customised nature of this service the cost will vary with each package. If you are interested in booking a session or package please contact Kellie or Sarah for more information.

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  • Do you provide vegan/vegetarian options for the meal plan?
    Absolutely, Kate from Nourish the Mother has you covered when it comes to your dietary requirements. Please ask at the time of your booking. 
  • What is a Closing of the Bones Ceremony?
    During pregnancy and birth our physical bodies and energy fields expand at peak levels. A Closing of the Bones Ceremony acknowledges new mothers following their birth. This is done by wrapping long scarves or rebozo’s from head to toe resembling a grounded warm embrace. A gentle ceremony that guides you back to your body, your bones into place, whilst increasing warmth and blood flow. Re-establish a sense of self through this ultimate self care and age old ritual. 
  • What is Abhyanga massage?
    Abhyanga massage is a full body massage using warm Ayurvedic herbal oils to pacify and bring balance to the nervous system. You will be gently invited into a state of deep rest and rejuvenation using long sweeping strokes with various pressure and activation of marma points. Some of the many benefits include: Reduces fatigue and promotes deep sleep Stimulates and strengthens the lymphatic system Enhances blood circulation Increases oxytocin, the loving, bonding and anti-anxiety hormone  Detoxification of the body Supports digestion
  • What is the duration of the Abhyanga massage and Closing of the Bones Ceremony? And when can I book in?
    Abhyanga warm oil massage is 80 minutes duration and recommended 21 days postpartum or 3 months post c-section. The Closing of the Bones ceremony is 90 minutes and recommended 6 weeks postpartum.
  • Can we bring our newborn along with us to the Abhyanga massage and Closing of the Bones Ceremony?
    Yes, of course your little one can join us. However, if you are fortunate on the day to have someone mind your bubba either at home or together with you, that’s great too. It may be difficult at times to hold your baby whilst receiving your treatment. Trust what feels right for you and your baby on the day.
  • Can I choose one of these above options without choosing the whole Ayurvedic Experience?
    This package has been designed with a new mother and full immersive experience in mind. It is preferred that new mothers experience the full package for optimal results. I am more than happy to discuss individual options at the time of your enquiry.
  • Can I add the Ayurvedic Postpartum Experience to my birthing support package?
    YES absolutely. This package can be added to any of my birthing support packages.
  • Have another question?
    I'd love to hear from you! m. 0400 907 370 kellie@ourdoula.com.au

Say hi to the team!

Sarah Kavanagh

m. 0418 393 284

&

Kellie Whiskin

m. 0400 907 370

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I was referred to Sarah after a traumatic birth and difficult postpartum.

Without reliving the trauma, Sarah asked me some beautifully intuitive questions and helped me to help myself. She restored my sense of resilience and confidence in healing. She glued me back together!

I appreciate her work and how she does it, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to everyone!

— Shannon

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