Display Name
Lucretia McCarthy - Birth InSight
Business Name
Birth InSight
Email
info@birthinsight.com.au
Business Phone
0419620058
Location
Sydney and Blue Mountains
State
NSW
Doula Time
1998
Doula Category
Birthing Doula, Postnatal Doula
Training
Australian Doula College
About / Bio
DOULA, CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR & PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION SPECIALIST ~www.birthinsight.com.au

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I have been supporting pregnant and birthing families since 1998. After attending many births as a support person I decided to officially train as a doula with Australian Doula College. I have 2 beautiful daughters, both born naturally.

Many women who choose to birth in hospital do not recieve continuity of care and are often cared for by maternity providers they have never met prior to labour commencing. My role as a doula fills this gap, as we get to know each other during your pregnancy enabling us to develop a partnership based on trust and respect. During antenatal visits I assist you with access to information and education helping you to empower yourself with knowledge. I can assist you to write a birth plan and I have an extensive book and DVD library that I share with my clients. My role during labour and birth is to advocate for you and your wishes and to support you physically and emotionally throughout the process. I support families to birth in whatever setting they desire, be that in their home, a birth centre or a hospital labour ward.
Testimonial
I cannot recommend Lucretia highly enough. I firmly believe my labour would have been totally different without her gentle, skilled guidance and that she helped me achieve a calm, empowering and safe first birth experience.

I really appreciated how generous Lucretia was with her time before the birth, answering all my questions during home visits and making herself available at all hours on the phone or online. In the final weeks of pregnancy, she checked in on me regularly, which really helped ease my nerves.

During labour, she helped support my husband and I by advising on different labouring positions, offering reassurance and answering our many questions about what was going on. Even just having her there to say
Services Offered
One of obligation and monetry free meet and greet.

2 - 3 x PRE NATAL VISITS -

Education, assistance with birth plan, building a partnership, sharing of resources and generally getting to know you, your family and your wishes. 24/7 telephone support.

LABOUR AND BIRTH SUPPORT -

I come to your home whenever you feel you need me and stay with you throughout labour and birth and for several hours postnatally.

POSTNATAL -

2 x visits in your home. Assistance with baby care, breastfeeding support, settling techniques and birth debrief.
Other Skills
Partner Support

Sibling Support

Homeopathics

Massage

Rebozo techniques

Book and DVD library

Birth Photography

Placenta Encapsulation
Date Updated
2017/09/15