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DOULA

I provide doula services to residents of Southampton and the surrounding area.

I support women, their partners, and family during and after the labour and the birth of their baby. I draw on my knowledge and experience to provide physical, emotional, and informational support to women and their partners.  My doula services include:

Initial Consultation: The first meeting is a time for us to meet and decide if we work well together.

Prenatal Visit: It is important to meet before labour to explore and discuss your priorities and any fears or concerns, and to plan how we might best work together. During the prenatal meeting, we will review your preferences for labour and birth. I will ask about your knowledge of the birth process, your own personal ways of coping with pain, fatigue and difficult situations, what your expectations are of your partner and myself, plus the roles of anyone else who will be attending the birth. We can discuss any fears and concerns you have regarding labour and birth. My goal is to help you have a satisfying birth as you define it. The more we explore this in advance, the better I will be able to fulfill this role. All information you give to me I keep strictly confidential. It is not my place to–and I will not–judge or question your choices.

On Call: I am available by phone and email consultations immediately after signing the contract. I encourage you to contact me with questions, concerns and updates. Once you are two weeks from your due date, I will consider myself on call for you and I will have my mobile phone with me at all times.

Birth Support: I am here to support you the moment you feel I am needed during your labour.

After Birth: I generally remain with a client for about one hour after birth, until you are comfortable, and your family is ready for quiet time together. Again, each situation is different and my duties will vary depending on your needs.

Postpartum visit: My services include one postpartum visit (at your request), within the first week.  This visit lasts about 1-2 hours. During the visit, I can provide breastfeeding support, baby care tips, referrals to community resources, and a chance to discuss your birth experience.

To sign up and for more information please contact me by email or phone.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Do you want to capture your labour and birth experience in timelessly beautiful professional photography? I am available in the Southampton area to capture your labour and birth at a flat fee of £450. This includes one pre-labour meeting with the mother and coach and capturing your labour and birth moments. You will receive all raw images and a minimum of 50 high-resolution edited photos within two weeks via download link with printing rights. It also includes a proofing gallery online available for one month!

I also offer a “Bump to Baby” package deal that includes maternity photos (£100 value), birth (£450 value), and newborn photos (£100 value) for only £600!!!

You can check out my portfolio at Lillian Sediles Photography (lilliansediles.com) or like my Facebook page!

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