Meaghan Ansell

Collaroy NSW 2097 0414 314 788
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If you had asked me five years ago what I would be doing with my life, the word Doula wouldn’t have crossed my mind. Cut to present day, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I left my hometown almost twelve years ago in search of adventure, landing in Sydney. Like many before me, I fell in love with Australia, and never left. After marrying an Aussie, and having my first little bub of my own only just last year, my journey into motherhood has been one which has become interwoven with my journey in becoming a Doula. After working in jobs over the years that never served a purpose for me other than paying the bills, my soul craved something more. And it was after a conversation late one night with a friend, that my path to becoming a Doula had been lit.

I have a certification with the Australian Doula College as a birth and postnatal doula, as well as a membership with the Doula Network Australia.

I am incredibly passionate about birth and supporting new mums in such a special time in their lives. I believe that the kind of support that a woman receives during her labour truly has the power the shape the outcome and overall experience. Every woman deserves to have the birth she so desires, and it is my solemn promise to ‘hold space’ for the birthing mother, and help her to feel as empowered and educated as she possibly can as she enters into the realm of motherhood.

Name Meaghan Ansell
Business Name Holding the Space Births
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Phone Number 0414 314 788
Doula since 2020
Standard Fee $1,600
Services and Pricing information

Three prenatal visits (allow 1.5- 2 hours for each of these sessions – contact for breakdown of each session)
Birth – from active labour to birth
Two postnatal visits (up to 2 hrs each) which may include feeding, settling, light housework & meal prep
Any reasonable amount of time spent on the phone is included in this package. Please call me anytime with questions, general updates after clinical visits and any concerns / feelings that come up*

3 x postnatal visits (up to 2 hours each)
Debriefing your birth experience
Support around feeding & settling techniques
Light housework & food prep
Caring for bub and/or siblings, allowing Mum to have a rest
Emotional support- listening to thoughts, feelings & concerns

Please note: If you are purchasing the Primary Birth Offering and would also like to subsequently purchase the Postnatal Package for further support (totalling 5 x postnatal visits) a $150 discount applies to the total cost.

Alternative Offerings
2 hours of face to-face support
Creating a flexible birth plan
C-section birth planning
Discussion on pain relief
Discussion on induction options
Support Strategy for Partners

Please note: If you decide you would like to book my doula services following this session, the $180 would be deducted off my doula fee.

*ANY ADDITIONAL HOURS (outside of all package considerations)- $75/hr

Virtual Offerings
30 min initial consultation via mobile, Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp etc.
2 x prenatal meetings (2-2.5 hours each) to discuss:
Pregnancy & Birth wishes
Labour preparation & support strategies for the partners
Induction & pain relief
Optimum birth & labour positions
24/7 Support via phone, text or email 2 weeks prior to and until due date.

Virtual support during labour*: offering encouragement and answering any questions.
*Option for at home support during early labour until transfer to hospital (This is dependent on the location on the birthing mum)
1 x postnatal meeting to debrief labour and discuss any questions following the birth.

2 hours support via Skype, Facetime, or mobile
Discuss and prepare birth plan options
Optimum birth & labour positioning
Pain Relief Options
Preparing for unexpected outcomes
Support Strategy for Partners

Antenatal Visits
Antenatal - Birth Planning
Birth - Back Up Doula
Birth - Rebozo/positioning techniques
Postnatal Visits
Postnatal - Birth Debriefing
Postnatal - Breastfeeding support
Postnatal - Sleep and settling support
Country Australia
State/Province New South Wales
distance: 1,935 Kilometers
Address Collaroy NSW 2097
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