• Choose a Doula to support your birthing choices

    Birthing Your Way

  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    So, you’ve chosen your health professional to support you during pregnancy and birth; be it a midwife, a doctor, an obstetrician or a combination of all three. So why would you want to hire a doula as well? The reasons can vary: You might be a first-time mum who wants a little extra guidance; or...
  • About Me

    Ever since I was a little girl I was always fascinated with the birthing process. I'd quiz my mother on how my brothers and I were born and I would pour over her books. As I grew up I saw a women's ability to birth was a rite of passage and that with the right support, space and approach had the potential to be a truely anchoring & empowering experience.

    The birth of your baby should be one of your most memorable, life-changing and joyful experiences.

    As a doula I provide non-medical support to parents during pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond.

     

    Would you benefit from additional information and advice about pregnancy and birth so that you can make informed choices?

     

    Together we’ll prepare a birth plan that details your hopes and wishes. Know that I’ll be able to provide you with consistency of care. One person who will be with you each step of the way.

     

    As a doula I advocate for your emotional and physical wellbeing so that you can have the birth that you choose.

  • Member of Doula Network Australia

    Servicing Sydney areas only

    Doula Package includes:

    • A 'Getting to Know' you meeting 
    • 2 Pre-natal visits 
    • On - call for 24/7, 2 weeks either side of your due date
    • Birth
    • 2 Post - natal visits.

    Prices provided on request

    Tailored packages can also be arranged

  • Want to know more?

    I'd love to chat with you.

    lucybarrett@iprimus.com.au

    Tel: 0423 348065

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  • Feedback

    Recent birthing clients have kindly shared their thoughts on my service

    First time Mum, December 2016

    Lucy was incredibly helpful throughout the process including meetings before and during labour. She met with me to discuss what I wanted for my labour and asked all the questions needed to understand my wishes. She was a great communicator. I felt she clearly understood what I wanted. This was demonstrated when I approached my due date.

    I wanted a natural birth experience with no interventions unless the safety of the baby and myself required it. In the end I was induced. Lucy’s advice in dealing with the hospital in the lead up to the induction was incredibly helpful. I was asked to set up a date to be induced immediately after I reached my due date. She gave me advice and confidence to push back against this as it was not the birth experience I wanted. She also gave me advice on strategies to bring on labour naturally. Although they didn’t work I felt I had tried everything I could before the induction.

    When I was finally induced I felt I had exhausted all other options and it was the right decision. She provided me with great advice on how to best proceed with the induction and made me feel comfortable with my decision. My waters were broken at first and she helped me to talk to the doctors to ask for longer time to see if this would work. In the end it didn’t but I felt I had exhausted the option.

    I was induced with syntocin and this was a huge challenge. There was even a point when I said I couldn’t do it. But Lucy worked with me and also importantly my birth partners. She supported them to support me. She provided direct support when it was necessary. I was still able to have a vaginal birth without any pain interventions. It was truly the experience I wanted. I can honestly describe my birth experience as beautiful. I think because of the syntocin things may have been very different without Lucy. I thank her for helping to make this possible.

     

    First time, Single Mum, March 2017

    As a single mother with family overseas, it has been really difficult to think, that I will have to go through labor on my own. I was really scared until i met Lucy. I felt immediately more calm. Before my son was born I had contractions for 6 days which is called prodromal labor. Lucy has been big support, checking on me often by phone, visits and answering all my ( even sometimes silly ) questions with patience. I went to hospital once, got morfin to get some sleep as I been exhausted,the next morning they sent me home. In the afternoon I couldn't bare contractions so I went back to hospital, they wanted to send me home because I was dilated only 2cm. After talking to Lucy on phone we decided to stay few more hours to see if there will be any improvement. Lucky we did as when Lucy arrived I been already 6 cm, 2 hours later my water broke and in 10 min. my son was born. Can't imagine what would happen if I would be at home on my own. Lucy was really professional, calm and I felt like I'm having a family member or friend with me, rather then someone who is doing just their job. I been able to get through the whole labor without medication and any interfering from the doctors. Lucy also visited me after at home and made sure that me and the bay doing well. If in the future I would decide having another baby, Lucy would definitely be the person I would contact again to guide me through.

     

    First time Mum, May 2017

    Lucy was absolutely amazing. She helped me through labour to the point where I was 9cm dilated, with only gas, which was what I wanted. All of the strategies she suggested were so useful and perfectly timed. She was also an amazing support for my partner Luke. Unfortunately, I ended up needing a c-section and it was so good having Lucy there to support us through that process and helping us to know that we did everything possible to achieve a vaginal birth, but unfortunately my cervix just did not want to cooperate. Lucy will be an amazing Doula for all the lucky future mums she will work with!

     

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