Oman September 2018

3 spots available

Bali October & November 2018

2 spots available

India August 2018

1 spot available

VIP experiences  

I work closely with Alila luxury boutique hotel brand to offer these VIP 1 or 2 day retreats. The brand reflects my commitment to luxury and service excellence. Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of their properties and impressions of the guests. To stay at any of Alila’s hotels and resorts is to embark on a destination experience. To include a VIP package with me will ensure a positive and beautiful birth experience and smooth transition to parenthood.

I invite you to journey away from life as you know it and allow yourself a weekend away with me to co-create and prepare for your birth.

 

 

WHAT IS  THE VIP EXPERIENCE?

 

During our time together I will share all my knowledge, wisdom and experience with you in a way that works for you. I customise the experience to suit your needs and priorities, so you will get exactly what you signed up for and more. Usually I work exclusively with 1 couple but I can do small groups of up to 4 couples. All weekends are bespoke according to your needs.

 

It will not be “all work and no play”. In fact the focus of the weekend is on lifestyle and enjoyment. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a luxurious getaway aka babymoon, while getting valuable information about pregnancy & birth in a way that suits you. It is a time to reconnect as a couple and prepare yourselves for the massive changes ahead in the best possible way.

 

The value lies in getting quality information when you are totally relaxed and enjoying yourself.   Being surrounded by the beauty and magnificence of nature is the perfect place to be still and contemplate, to find your center – where you will need to be in labor.

I created this highly specialised package for couples who are:

– busy executives & corporates

– love luxury lifestyle and extravagance

– expect personalised care and attention to detail

– want in depth & up to date information tailored to your needs

– do not want to attend traditional hospital classes but still want the right information

– excited about the prospect of a weekend away with a private midwife

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO ATTEND? 

The sweet spot for a babymoon is during your second trimester (week 14 – 28) when you are past the morning sickness but not yet too uncomfortable to travel.  The babymoon could be the last chance you have to get away as a couple before you become a family.

My expertise lies in being able to adapt what I know to what you need to know. I am highly intuitive and I work closely with you as a couple to co-create a bespoke package that suits you. 

A unique opportunity for a private midwife for the weekend

VIP experiences are highly personalised to suit your needs and location. Please use the contact form below so we can set up a call to chat about your birth.  

 

Application Form

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The VIP experience is unique. I look forward to working closely with you to create the experience that you dream of. There are no limitations on this package so share your dreams with me and let’s work together to make them come true. 

 

1 Day VIP Experience

Arrive hotel 10am for meet & greet (we would have had several online chats but this is usually the first time we meet in person) 

Spend the morning chatting and getting to know each other. Please bring all your medical records and notes so that I have a clear idea of your pregnancy history. Together we will plan the day depending on how much information you require and how much time you want to spend with me. 

Lunch (the food at Alila is off the charts excellent!) 

We will spend 2 – 3 hours together after lunch creating your birth plan. I will include all the information that you need based on your needs, your preferences, your choices, your place of birth, your care provider and your history. I support women’s choice so I will tailor my teaching according to what you want. I share the latest evidence based findings with you and give you objective feedback. 

We usually have a break mid afternoon for tea and depending on how you feel we will continue through to early evening with more information sessions or some activities.

I usually join you for dinner and we spend an enjoyable evening together. This allows you more time to pick my brains and I usually end up sharing birth stories and helpful anecdotes to pull the day together.

Most couples choose to stay on and spend a further day or 2 but if you have chosen a 1 day package then I will leave after dinner. I stay in touch with you and provide continuous virtual support until your birth date. This is included in your package. 

 

2 Day VIP Experience

Arrive hotel 10am for meet & greet (we would have had several online chats but this is usually the first time we meet in person) 

Spend the morning chatting and getting to know each other. Please bring all your medical records and notes so that I have a clear idea of your pregnancy history. Together we will plan the day depending on how much information you require and how much time you want to spend with me. 

Lunch (the food at Alila is off the charts excellent!) 

We will spend 2 – 3 hours together after lunch creating your birth plan. I will include all the information that you need based on your needs, your preferences, your choices, your place of birth, your care provider and your history. I support women’s choice so I will tailor my teaching according to what you want. I share the latest evidence based findings with you and give you objective feedback. 

We usually have a break mid afternoon for tea and depending on how you feel we will continue through to early evening with more information sessions or some activities.

I usually join you for dinner and we spend an enjoyable evening together. This allows you more time to pick my brains and I usually end up sharing birth stories and helpful anecdotes to pull the day together. Day 2  –  (Early) morning couples yoga and breathing session focused on labor techniques. I am available to spend time with you until after lunch on Day 2 and sessions and activities will be planned accordingly, fine tuning your plan and doing deep preparation. I stay in touch with you and provide continuous virtual support until your birth date. 

 

Typical Session topics

Choose to do as few or as many as you please:

  • Pain control options – epidural, pethidine, gas& air
  • Non medical comfort measures – breathing, movement & massage
  • Role of your partner – what, when & how to be the best support
  • Elective and emergency c/section – when, why and what
  • Creating a bespoke birth plan
  • Working effectively with your care providers
  • The role of a doula
  • What position is best and why does it matter?
  • The role of your baby in your birth – working as a team
  • Why breathing works and how to do it effectively
  • Pro’s and Con’s of virtually everything to do with birth
  • Understanding the risk: benefit ratio 
  • Hospital protocols – how to work with them
  • Induction of labor – when, why & how
  • Caring for your newborn – what you need to know
  • Feeding your baby – breast or bottle? 
  • Baby essentials – nursery inventory
  • Post natal depression
  • And ANYTHING else you want to bring to these sessions. I have been doing this for over 20 years so there is not much that I cannot help you with or guide you with decision making. I am highly intuitive and work closely with you to create YOUR best birth experience.