Check out the Essential Me process below, review the packages available, and get in touch to book your obligation free "get to know you" interview.



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Contact Me
(Phone or Email)

You can phone me on 0411 607 608 or email me to discuss my Doula packages and ask any questions you may have about any of the Essential Me services.

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Your Obligation Free

We meet at a cafe near you for a "get to know you" coffee chat to see how I can best help you as your Doula.  It's important you feel comfortable with me.

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Choose a Package and
Hire Me

You choose the Doula package that suits you best, sign a contract and hire me. We book in future consults and I'll be on call for your birth.

As a solo first-time mum, I was keen to have a Amanda as my Doula. Her strength, positive nurturing energy and knowledge was invaluable to me during my pregnancy, in labour and postpartum. She provided me with the necessary skills and information to navigate the very difficult world of hospital prenatal care and birth. With her support I was able make informed decisions without distress or regret. Amanda provided me with the highest possible care and I was able to put my full trust in her and therefore myself to get the best birthing outcome for my baby and me. Amanda’s compassion, kindness, knowledge and professionalism is truly amazing. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Essential Me PACKAGES

Here are Essential Me Doula packages available for you to choose from.
If you hire me as your Doula, you will also receive access to a growing list of tried and tested product and service providers that I personally recommend and have built relationships with over time.  These include maternity/newborn photography, childbirth education (like hypnobirthing), osteo/physio/acupuncture, floating, maternity bras, pelvic support and more - I call this my Collaboration List. Many offer you a special discount as an Essential Me client.  See below for other bonus extras.

Prenatal Essential Me


Birth Plan discussion meeting - this can be in person or online with Skype, FaceTime or Facebook Messenger (3-3.5 hours)

Review and support editing your Birth Wishes document

Access to resources and other relevant information

Follow up phone call to discuss document (<1 hour)

Original Essential Me


Obligation free "get to know you" interview (<1 hour)

2 prenatal meetings (~2.5 hours each)

Review and support editing your Birth Wishes document

On call for 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date

Support you through labour and birth

1 postnatal meeting including debriefing your birth (~3 hours)

Available by phone, text, email

Ultimate Essential Me


Obligation free "get to know you" interview (<1 hour)

3 prenatal meetings (~2.5 hours each)

Review and support editing your Birth Wishes document

1 pregnancy Ka Huna massage (1.5 hours) in Bondi Junction

On call for 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date

Support you through labour and birth

1 postnatal meeting to debrief your birth (~2.5 hours)

2 postpartum doula sessions (3.5 hours each)

1 postnatal recovery Pilates session (1.5 hours)

1 postnatal Ka Huna massage (1.5 hours) in Bondi Junction

Available by phone, text, email

Postpartum Essential Me


3 x Postpartum Doula sessions in your home during business hours (3.5 hours each)

Includes support around feeding and settling techniques

Stop past the supermarket to buy groceries or other necessary items (you reimburse me)

In home help such as cooking or folding laundry

Other support as needed

Available by phone, text, email for the duration of these 3 sessions

OFFER: a bundle of 3x Postpartum Essential Me packages (total of 9 Postpartum Doula sessions) is available for $1,600 when purchased upfront (includes $50 discount)

other bonus extras*

  • Collaboration List

  • Ten Beautiful Birth Affirmation Cards (designed, collated and printed by me)

  • Colouring Pack - I have created a colouring in booklet just for you to help you drop into your feminine zone and relax (kind of like a meditation)

  • Additional Resources - I have an extensive and growing list of very useful links that I can refer you to for more information on most birth or new baby related topics

  • Selection of gifts from New Beginnings (this may include a maternity bra, belly or pelvic support, maternity/nursing pads, dry bamboo wipes and more...)

  • Relaxing into labour essential oil mixture (made by me with a recipe handed down from Renee Adair, Director of the Australian Doula College)

  • Post birth healing and refreshing vaginal spray (another essential oil mixture recipe from Renee, helping to reduce scarring)

  • A gift for you or your baby (such as a toy or teething necklace)

  • Access to my network of Back-Up Doulas (just in case!) that have similar training, experience and mindset to me

*note, the above list is only available for Original or Ultimate Essential Me package (birthing) Doula clients, and are gifted at my selection and discretion.  Prenatal or Postpartum Essential Me package clients will only have access to my Collaboration List, Colouring Pack and Additional Resources.

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additional services

These services below are available on their own, as a gift voucher, or as a discounted add-on to your chosen Doula package above.  

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Amanda the Birth and Postpartum Doula is available to talk to online via  - discuss your birth plan, preferences, postnatal support options, vbac birth, water birth and more

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I engaged Amanda fairly late in my pregnancy as I wasn’t sure about what having a doula would mean including how it would be having essentially a stranger at the birth of my child and how my family would feel. Amanda’s diplomatic, proactive, matter of fact and confident manner and her generous warmth assured me that I was in good hands and that she would be a capable advocate for my birthing wishes.
As a first time Mum going through a protracted pregnancy and labour, I found Amanda to be a strong and invaluable source of moral and practical support. Her partnership was also helpful to my own partner. Amanda allowed my family to be present and support me in their specific ways. I remain grateful to Amanda and the birth experience I had.

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