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About

Soul Mamas was birthed in March 2015 by Nic Bishell and Lauren Fletcher and provides birth support and post-natal support for mothers across the Kapiti region.

At Soul Mamas we believe motherhood is a sacred journey that deserves to be honoured. As doulas, we offer emotional, physical and informational support so women and families may feel safe and cared for.

What is a doula?

A woman who serves birthing families. A trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.

Why hire a doula?

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily - DONA International

 

 

 

 

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Our Story

Lauren and Nic met at playgroup in 2012 and bonded over sleepless nights and coffee. They both share a passion for birth, motherhood, women’s empowerment, chocolate brownies and of course yummy newborn bubbas. Three years later, and many more coffees (and perhaps a few vinos!) the idea for Soul Mamas was born.

Lauren lives in Raumati South with her hubby Paul where she is step-mum to Amelie and mum to Isobel and Indigo. In her previous life B.C (before children) she worked in international development and communications.

Nic also lives in Raumati South, just around the corner from Lauren and the RSC cafe (Mmm... coffee..) with her hubby Sam where she is mama to three beautiful boys – Walter, Henry and Charlie. Before nappies and night wakings she worked as a speech therapist and graphic designer.

“Through the joys of birth, the sadness of miscarriage, sleepless nights, and sickness, Nic and our little mothers group have been a strength and support for me. I could not of made it through motherhood without my sisterhood.” - Lauren

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Services

We offer emotional, physical and informational support so women may feel safe and cared for.

Blessingway Doula

We offer a pre-birth celebration for mama and her chosen circle of close friends. Rituals may include a soothing foot bath to wash fears away, decorating flower crowns, yarn tying, symbolic art, and of course a nourishing feast.

Birth Doula

We offer non-judgmental support and understanding, comfort measures such as acupressure, loving touch, encouragement and mood setting that allows women and their families to feel held and nurtured.

Postnatal Doula

We offer breastfeeding support, newborn care, companionship, meal preparation, light housework – whatever mama needs..

pricing

Pricing

Blessingway Doula - $150

Soul Mamas Blessingways are $150 for a 2hr session and includes setup, supplies, and facilitation. We believe each mama is unique and adapt each session to meet individual needs to ensure mama feels nourished and held by her chosen circle of friends.

Birth Doula - $390

Soul Mamas birth care is $390 and includes:
- initial prenatal visit (no charge)
- second prenatal visit to work through the 'Knowing your body' process - where do you hold tension?
- birth support which includes comfort measures such as accupressure
- two post natal sessions

Post Natal Care - $35 per hour

Soul Mamas Sessions are $35 per hour with a minimum of 3 hours per session.

For further information or to purchase/gift Soul Mamas Sessions, please contact:
m) Lauren 0210 2268 075 or Nic 021 407 464
e) [email protected]

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