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Name
Priscilla Stevens
Display Name
Priscilla Stevens
Business Name
The Nurturing Earth Mother
Email
doula.cillastevens@gmail.com
Business Phone
0425731508
Location
Australia
State
VIC
Doula Time
2004
Doula Category
Birthing Doula, Postnatal Doula
Training
Optimum Birth
About / Bio
I have been a doula and childbirth preparation mentor since 2004. Iam also an aromatherapist, massage therapist, nutritionist and herbalist.

The incredible role that we women play in childbirth is one that can be the most empowering experiences of our lives.

My philosophy is that when a woman is prepared and confident about her role in birth she will have a better experience.

My role as your doula is to provide you with information to help you to prepare for birth mentally, physically and spiritually. I am there to support you throughout your pregnancy and through your labour and birth.



In order to help you to discover your inner birthing skills, I usually have several birth preparation sessions throughout a pregnancy. During these sessions I demonstrate labour coping skills which you can practice and become comfortable with before you find yourself in the birthing process.

In addition to physical preparation, we will also have time to talk about the process of labour and answer any questions you might have about your pregnancy, or address any worries you may have. I am passionate about helping each woman to have a really positive experience of birth.

These sessions can be held in your own home for your comfort and convenience.

Dads and/or partners find it enlightening and useful to be there for some of the sessions. Many say that it has helped them feel more connected to whats going on and it helps you all to bond as a family.
Testimonial
"My doula, Priscilla, was a wonderful source of inspiration and support to me during my first and second pregnancies. My partner and I appreciated being able to express our concerns about the pregnancy and labour and received helpful information.

As a mother of 6, her personal experience was invaluable. in my preparation for labour she prepared me physically, emotionally and mentally, helping me to understand that birth is a natural experience which does not have to involve drugs or interference. My partner found it particularly helpful to learn how he could be of help to support me in labour.

Priscilla was there for me in labour from the time I needed her, using her skills to help me relax through each contraction.

I went through both of my labours without needing any medical pain relief, and thanks to Priscilla's help with pushing techniques, and protecting the perineum, I didn't tear. I was very pleased with the outcome. I also had Priscilla with me during my second labour and birth and had a similarly good outcome. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Priscilla."

--Rachel
Services Offered
I work out of the Eltham area and mostly cover Central, North-Eastern and South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.

Basic Birth Support Package: $1250
-4 Birth Preparation Sessions, including 1 Birth Vision Quest Session and 1 Accupressure, Rebozo, Massage and Emotional Release Session.

-On call support for the onset of labour

-24 hour phone/SMS Support, plus Email support throughout Pregnancy and Postpartum.

-Information booklets about pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding provided via email.

-Birth support from the time you start labour, till after baby is born.

-2 Postnatal Visits for Birth Debriefing, Postnatal and Breastfeeding Counselling, Postpartum Massage and Loving Embrace Postpartum Herbal Tea to help with your healing.



Extended Birth Package: $1550

- 6 prenatal birth preparation sessions, including 1 Birth Vision Quest Session, and 1 Accupressure, Rebozo, Massage and Emotional Release Session.
-On call support for when you go into labour.
-24 hour phone/SMS support and Email Support throughout Pregnancy and Postpartum.
-Information booklets about pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding, provided via email.
-Birth Support from the time your start labour till after the baby is born.
-4 Postnatal Visits for Birth Debriefing, Postpartum and Breastfeeding Counselling, Postpartum Massage and Loving Embrace Postpartum Herbal Tea to help you heal.




For more info see:

www.earthmothernurturing.com.au
Other Skills
Other services which may be booked separately from the Birth Doula package (only daytime hours available)



-Postpartum Home Support with Baby Settling Techniques, Colic Prevention and Baby Care/ Parenting Counselling / Infant massage instruction, $120/2 hour

-Breastfeeding/attachment/bonding counselling $120/2 hours