Postnatal Doula Melbourne

Loving, nourishing and nurturing postnatal care in your home in Melbourne.

Postnatal Doula, Linda Forbes

Hello, I’m Linda! 

The birth of a baby is also the birth of a mother the birth and a father. I will nurture you as a family during that often exhausting time of the fourth trimester.

‘Mothering the mother’ is critical in the early days of emotional and physical recovery after childbirth. I will support you with feeding, baby soothing and general learning and coping skills for new parents in those challenging early days.

I’ve supported hundreds of families in the last 15  years, giving loving support in the transition from being a couple to being a family.

Postnatal Doula Linda Forbes

You Are Amazing!

I was also so grateful at a time when I was barely getting any sleep at all, you came over and helped so much with getting my gorgeous daughter to sleep. You put your loving arms around me when I really needed a hug and allowed me to have a desperately needed rest. Basically, there is no way our little family could have gotten through this time without you. You are amazing!”
– Siana

Postnatal Doula Support

Linda Forbes offers a range of services and skills packaged up in blocks of time. Simply pick whatever you need!

Choose from any of the following:

  • Birth debriefing
  • Understanding normal newborn behaviour 
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Tips for settling, wrapping, or sleep
  • Massage
  • Emotional support
  • Washing, folding and putting away clothes and linen
  • Cooking and food preparation
  • Looking after the baby while mum sleeps
  • Taking care of mama, eg. food and drinks
  • Light house duties 

Postnatal Support Packages

All Postnatal packages are structured based on how many hours you’d like. If you’d like to discuss the packages or inclusions, please contact Linda via the contact form below. For clients more than 30 minutes away from Greensborough, Linda charges $40 extra for visits.

Once Off Consultation

A single, 2-hour visit is $280.

2-week guidance package

This postnatal support package consists of a total of 12 hours of support in the postnatal period. You’ll receive assistance for three hours per day, for two days a week (or more extended hours and one day a week) for $1080.

3-5 Week Nurturing Package

This postnatal support package consists of a total of 18 hours of support during the postnatal period. You’ll receive assistance for three hours per day, for two days a week (or longer hours and one day a week) for $1620.

6+ Week Encouragement Package

This postnatal support package consists of a total of 24 hours of support during the postnatal period. You’ll receive assistance for three hours per day, for two days a week (or longer hours and one day) for $1920

8+ Week Full Support package

This postnatal support package consists of a total of 36 hours of support during the postnatal period. You’ll receive assistance for three hours per day, for two days a week (or longer hours and one day) for $2700.

12+ week longer-term support

This postnatal support package consists of a total of 50 hours of support during the postnatal period. You’ll receive assistance for three hours per day, for two days a week (or longer hours and one day) for $3500.

The Best Decision I Ever Made After The Birth!

Hiring Linda as our postnatal doula after the birth of our second son was the best decision I have ever made. After having postnatal depression in the past and with little family support, I was worried about how I would cope with being at home with my busy toddler and new baby. Linda has helped me in many ways, from getting sleep to preparing meals and playing with Jack, our three-year-old. Linda is warm, knowledgeable, supportive, practical and brings wonderful energy into our home. Highly recommended!
– Michelle
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Fill out your details below if you’d like to chat with Linda about postnatal support. If Linda is attending a birth, responses may be delayed.