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Doula Services For The Gold Coast & Northern Rivers

I’m Proud To Provide doula services to the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Regions

Meme Tuohy offers doula services to expecting mums through the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers regions, including Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Byron Bay and Lismore.

My calling is to support birthing women

I believe deeply in the innate wisdom of the female body, and its ability to birth beautifully without need of outside interference. As a doula, I educate my clients about the natural, physiological processes of birth, about the decisions they will need to make surrounding their birthing, and about how to best navigate our modern birthing systems to have the kind of birth experience they desire. Then, knowing their preferences, I am there to support both the mum and the birthing partner through the birth and postpartum experience.

 

Benefits of Having A Doula

Studies have shown these statistics in births supported by a doula:

25% shorter labour
60% reduction in epidural requests
50% reduction in rate of c-sections
40% reduction in use of synthetic hormones to augment labour
30% reduced use of pain relief

Here are a few articles about doulas you may want to look at:

What Is A Doula? And Do You Need One?

What Is A Doula And How To Know If One Is Right For Your Pregnancy

Doulas are filling the gap where postnatal care is lacking during the ‘fourth trimester’

When parents feel maternity wards are ‘production lines’, a birth doula can make a big difference

“Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.”

My Doula Packages

**I offer package deals with reduced prices if you would like to combine my doula services with hypnobirthing or photography. Please get in touch to enquire about specific packages.**

Basic: $1200 (with birth photography $1700)  

  • A free, 1- hour consultation, no commitment necessary. This is a chance for us to get to know each other and to decide if we will be a good fit. I will explain my services, and you can share your dreams for your birth. 
  • pre-natal visit that is roughly 2 hours long. I will come to your home for this visit at a time that suits you. I request that your partner or birth companion (if you have one) be at this meeting as well so that we are all on the same page, and we can get to know each other before the birth. The focus of this visit will be on creating a birth plan.  
  • Birth support – on call from 38 weeks until the baby is born. Once labour has established I will meet you at home (or wherever you are birthing if you’ve already headed in) and support you through labour, through to roughly two hours after the birth 
  • Unlimited support via phone and text for 6 weeks postpartum. 

Standard: $1500 (with birth photography $2000) 

  • A free, 1- hour consultation, no commitment necessary. This is a chance for us to get to know each other and to decide if we will be a good fit. I will explain my services, and you can share your dreams for your birth.  
  • 2 pre-natal visits that are roughly 2 hours long. I will come to your home for these visits at a time that suits you. I request that your partner or birth companion (if you have one) be at these meetings as well so that we are all on the same page, and we can get to know each other before the birth. The focus of these visits will be on informing you about the natural processes of birth, the medical system that you will be navigating and the decisions you may or will need to make. I will then support you to create a birth plan so your support team and medical providers can all be on the same page as you about your birth.
  • Birth support – on call from 38 weeks until the baby is born. Once labour has established I will meet you at home (or wherever you are birthing if you’ve already headed in) and support you through labour, through to roughly two hours after the birth. 
  • Two postpartum visits with unlimited support via phone and text for 6 weeks.

Delux: $2000 (with birth photography $2500) 

  • A free, 1- hour consultation, no commitment necessary. This is a chance for us to get to know each other and to decide if we will be a good fit. I will explain my services, and you can share your dreams for your birth.  
  • 3 pre-natal visits that are roughly 2 hours long. I will come to your home for these visits at a time that suits you. I request that your partner or birth companion (if you have one) be at these meetings as well so that we are all on the same page, and we can get to know each other before the birth.  The focus of these visits will be on informing you about the natural processes of birth, the medical system that you will be navigating and the decisions you may or will need to make. I will then support you to create a birth plan so your support team and medical providers can all be on the same page as you about your birth.
  • Birth support – on call from 38 weeks until the baby is born. Once labour has established I will meet you at home (or wherever you are birthing if you’ve already headed in) and support you through labour, through to roughly two hours after the birth. 
  • Three postpartum visits with unlimited support via phone and text for 6 weeks 

 

Book in for your free, 1-hour doula consultation now!