Postpartum Doula

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I will work with you one-on-one so that you feel nurtured, supported, prepared and informed during your postpartum period.

 

I will hold space for you so that you feel heard and validated.

 

I want you to have time to bond with your new baby and build relationships as a family.

 

My goal is to reduce stress and improve wellbeing in your postpartum period.

The services I provide are entirely up to you. For in-home packages, each home visit lasts 3 hours and can include any of the following services:

  • Holding your baby while you nap or shower

  • Making you a cup of tea

  • Completing some guided meditations with you

  • Support with feeding your baby

  • Birth debrief – providing you with the space to discuss your birth and feel heard

  • Play or read to your older children

  • Light housework such as doing dishes and laundry

  • Preparing a nourishing meal

  • Preparing for, and accompanying you, on outings

  • Accompanying you to appointments or to run errands

  • Providing emotional support

  • Making referrals to other professionals that can assist your postpartum journey

  • Practical help with the baby – holding, nappy changing, baby wearing

  • Set intentions for the week ahead

Contact me today for more details. We can have a chat and find out how we can work together during your postpartum period.

For pricing information, please consult the Investment Guide.

The Fourth Trimester 

A 30 minute zoom consult before I visit, so that we have the opportunity to get to know each other and how we can work together.

Six home visit lasting 3 hours (one per week).

A 15 minute follow up phone call each week to check in.

A coffee from your favourite local café at each visit.

Access to my library of books for 3 months following your birth.

A copy of Anna Cusack's book Mama, You’re Not Broken.

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The Complete Doula Bundle

A 1.5 hour zoom consult before I visit, so that we have the opportunity to get to know each other, and plan your postpartum.

Eight home visit lasting 3 hours (one per week).

A 15 minute follow up phone call each week to check in.

A coffee from your favourite local café at each visit.

Access to my library of books for 3 months following your birth.

A new mama gift pack which includes a copy of Amanda Stinton’s gorgeous book “Dyad”.

A sleep / cry-fuss support "Follow up Consult Package" to be used within 12 months after baby's birth.

Access to all of my professional resources at each visit - this includes Possums program information, and mental health and wellbeing resources.

Virtual Doula Dates

A 30 minute zoom consult before our sessions start, so that we have the opportunity to get to know each other and how we can work together.

Twelve 1 hour zoom consults (weekly).

Evidence based information about baby care and maternal mental health and wellbeing.

Information and referrals to support services and allied health professionals.

A box of Hannah Sloan's gorgeous My Mumma Mantras cards.

This is perfect for mums that want support over a longer period of time, mums that have lots of practical support (but not much emotional support), mums that are minimising visitors due to Covid, and mums that have NICU babies that are not yet home.

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Let's talk about howI may help you.

Julia D'Orazio from Julia D'Orazio Postpartum is a Motherhood Studies certified practitioner. As a result of participation and completion of this certification, she understands the social and cultural dimensions of Motherhood and the challenges mothers face socioeconomically and culturally. Julia has been an active and engaged participant in the course. She has an enthusiasm, passion, warmth, and capacity to connect with others that provides a safe haven for mothers who are fortunate enough to receive her support.

Dr Sophie Brock, Motherhood Studies Sociologist, 2020

Nothing prepared me for coming home with my newborn baby. Julia provided both practical and emotional support within those first few weeks and it really was such a life changer. I will always be so grateful for her support of me and my transition into motherhood.

Leah S,

2020

Julia arrived at my house at the time we had arranged bringing a home made chocolate brownie and a kind smile. My second son is now 7 weeks old and being able to sit down with a brownie and a hot cup of coffee while Julia held bubba was a joy. We chatted about my parenting values which really helped me to make some upcoming decisions and think about how to prioritise my time. Her suggestions were thoughtful and practical. Somehow during the visit as we talked Julia also unpacked the dishwasher, hung laundry out and cleaned up the kitchen and living room. Thank you Julia!

Gemma O,

2021