Emily Edgar

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Hi, I'm Emily Edgar

It’s so lovely to find you here.

I trust in the magic that is birth and lovingly support women and their families through fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

I’m a 70’s music lover, vintage teacup collector, sci-fi movie fan. I love walking on lush grass barefoot, painting my nails, and spend an awful lot of time looking up, in awe of the moon. I believe oat milk is the greatest creation and once started, can talk about birth and spirituality until the cows come home.

Something within me sparked during the years my husband and I weathered the turbulent storm that is infertility.
That feeling, that passion, intensified after an early birth and the loss of our first daughter, Poppy.

The unmistakable desire to support and help women find and reclaim their power throughout this sacred Rite of Passage, became unable to ignore after the birth of our now, two year old daughter, Violet.

I wholeheartedly believe that every single woman and her family, deserve the most loving, nurturing, positive start to this new life that they are all entering into and so, I’m here to help.

I’ll be your space holder, your constant, your cheerleader, your reassurance, your secret keeper, your soundboard, your judgement-free friend.

I will support you emotionally, physically, and spiritually, to ensure you have the most positive, safe and satisfying experience, whatever this looks and feels like to you.

My dream is that every woman reclaims her power and realises the impact she has on the world when she gives birth confidently and free from fear.

Hire a Birth & Postpartum Doula - Emily Edgar Doula
Hire a Birth & Postpartum Doula - Emily Edgar Doula

Offerings

I believe that within you, you already have everything you will ever need to birth your baby.

Our session together is about feeling out your options and feeling into your preferences, gently working through fears or concerns, unlearning and relearning beliefs surrounding birth, remembering your birthing wisdom and reclaiming your feminine power.

Sprinkled throughout our Birth Foundation session are tidbits of guidance inspired by evidence based research for how you can achieve an empowering, positive and love-filled birth experience – whatever this looks and feels like to you.

I trust that having a Doula present on the day of your baby’s birth, is not in alignment for some. Birth is a sacred and intimate experience and so this stand-alone session is perfect for those who are seeking clarity throughout their pregnancy, or those who are seeking a gentle reminder of their incredible birthing abilities.

Investment for our time together $175.

Allow 2 to 4 hours.

In those first few months after the birth of your baby, you are bonding, healing and transforming. You are meeting your new self. 

This is an incredibly potent time that deserves to be celebrated and nurtured.

I am present to holistically support you and your family in any way that you feel you need during these months.

We will begin with a ‘Birth Revisiting’ session– where you will be heard and held, without judgement, in the sharing of your birth story. Sharing your story in a safe, loving container can help you create meaning, heal, rejoice in the highs and find the ‘lessons’ or magic that can help you mother your baby from a place of confidence and love.

No two ‘Birth of a Mother’ sessions will look or feel the same, however, during our time together you can expect nourishing, home cooked meals, natural, handmade balms, scrubs and self care products, time for you to sleep, shower or take that walk around the block in the sunshine, while I fold the washing, vacuum the floors and read books to your older children.

I can help you navigate getting out of the house, join you for appointments and point you in the direction of where you can find another layer of support within our lovely community. Or we can simply sit and chat with a hot cup of tea.

Investment for our time together $50/hour. Minimum of 2 hours per session.

Birth Collection includes:

A face to face introductory meet and greet to explore if we align.

Two x ‘Birth Foundation’ sessions with a great emphasis on building a trusting relationship and a complete understanding of your birth preferences and any fears or concerns you may have. (Allow up to 8 hours total. Additional sessions may be added.)

Unlimited phone and email support throughout your pregnancy.

On call from 38 weeks until the moment you meet your baby.

Total presence at your birth to holistically support you and your partner with, but not limited to -relaxation, comfort, suggestions for progress, positioning, information and advocacy.  (Virtual options also available.)

Capturing candid photos and writing moments of your birth story. (Available on request.)

One x ‘Birth of a Mother’ postpartum session including a ‘Birth Revisiting’ session. (Allow 4 hours. Additional sessions may be added.)

Access to a library of informational and inspirational books, baby carriers and TENS machine.

Investment for our time together $1700.

Your birthing experiences, including your own birth, will stay with you on a cellular level forever.

Whether your experiences were ecstatic or traumatic you deserve to be completely heard.

Sharing your story in a safe, loving space can help you create meaning, heal, rejoice in the highs and find the ‘lessons’ or magic that can help you mother your baby from a place of confidence and love.

Trusting that whatever needs to come up, will present itself in these gentle, judgement free sessions.

Investment for our time together $90

Allow 1 to 1.5 hours

Additional sessions – Additional ‘Birth Foundation’ and ‘Birth of a Mother’ sessions can be booked in at an hourly rate – $50/hour. Minimum of 2 hours.

Baby Carriers – A range of different baby carriers, woven and stretch wraps and ring slings to hire to get a feel for what works for you and baby before investing in your own – $40 per week.

Library – Offering informative and inspirational books on conception, labour, birth, breastfeeding and parenting, available to borrow – $30 unlimited books.

Hire a TENS Machine – The Obi TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) Machine is one of the most effective labour TENS machines on the market, it is available to hire for comfort purposes during your labour – $60.

What is a Doula?

The word “doula” comes from a Greek word meaning “woman’s servant”.

A doula is a trained, non-medical professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to women and their families on their reproductive journeys. Support is offered before, during and after the birth of the baby, to facilitate the best possible experience and outcomes for Mumma and Baby.

Why Hire A Doula

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Reduction in caesarean rate
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Increase in the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth
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Reduction in the use of any medication for pain relief
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Shorter length of labour
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Reduction in epidural requests
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Decrease in risk of being dissatisfied with birth experience

"Healing Birth, Healing the Earth."

– Dr Sarah Buckley