From the moment you contact us you will be fully supported by your own Doula throughout your pregnancy, labour, birth of your baby and beyond for as long as you need us.
Geelong and Surfcoast Doula Services was established in January 2010 and has been supporting women in Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Homes and Birth Centres in Geelong and surrounding areas.
We provide pregnancy support to all women including those planning Vaginal births, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean/s (VBAC), challenging pregnancies, women facing fears of birth, and first time or tenth time mums.
In order to plan your ideal birth you need to know what options you have, what decisions you need to make and what choices are available to you. We support you through research and local knowledge to ensure you have everything available to you when and where you need it.
We ensure you feel safe, understood and cared for so you can focus on the joy of bringing your baby into the world.
So what is a Birth Doula ?
Essentially , your O.B. or midwife can answer all the questions you have about your birth. Your Doula helps you work out the questions you need answered.
Birth Doulas are trained professionals with experience in child birth. We are independent and specialise in a non medical role. We do not do the same job as a midwife or doctor, our role is complimentary to the medical team.
We support mothers throughout pregnancy, labour and child birth and ensure you have a voice and your choices are heard.
We support fathers and birth partners to ensure they understand their important role and feel their contribution is meaningful.
We meet you in your home in early labour and remain with you through your labour supplying you with everything you need to feel comfortable from massage to optional TENS machines or even a Birth Pool. We support your family and your transition to hospital if you choose to birth in a public or private hospital in Geelong, Lorne, Colac ,Werribee or the Surfcoast.
We welcome your baby into the world by creating an environment in which you feel calm and nurtured.
Our Hire equipment including Tens Machines, Birth Pool and Breast Pumps are available to all pregnant woman and will be delivered to your home in the Geelong area and explained by a doula at a time that's convenient to you. See our maternity and labor hire page for details.
We care for women in Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne, Bannockburn, Werribee, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Queenscliff, Leopold, Clifton Springs, Lara and areas in between !
Geelong and Surfcoast Doula services is pleased to offer appointments at The Birth House 112 McKillop Street Geelong Wednesday mornings by appointment.