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A Special Delivery

Contact Name Claire Wyborn
Mobile 0417 195 632
Address Brunswick East VIC 3057

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Doula During Pregnancy for Natural & Calm Birth Support in Melbourne


A Special Delivery ~ Melbourne Doula covering North, South, Eastern, and Western Melbourne Suburbs. As your Melbourne Doula I support women choosing Home, Public or Private Hospital Births.

A Special Delivery




Welcome to A Special Delivery... my name is Claire Wyborn, I am a qualified Doula and provide support in the months before, continual support during, and in the weeks and months after you give birth.

So I can best support you during your labour and birth, we visit with each other during the last few months of your pregnancy as this provides the opportunity to develop a relationship of commitment and trust. We discuss what questions and fears you may have, how to help you achieve your goals, and in what way you wish to give birth.

Research shows that women who have continual support leading up to and during the birth of their babies have greater birth satisfaction, and better birth outcomes for Mother and Babies.

I understand that Pregnancy can be an anxious time and my goal is to help you gain a deeper knowledge of your body, and how amazing birth can be. I am also passionate about supporting your partner through this experience.

As your Doula and Birth Supporter, I respect your choice for home or hospital birth, VBAC, Cesarean, or water birth. I assist you in developing your birth plan, by providing evidence based research for you to make informed decisions.



About Claire

I am a qualified and active Doula, I am constantly expanding my knowledge and understanding of birth, with different skills and workshops related to women, pregnancy and birth. I am also a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, this has provided me with an incredible resource of information and access to evidence based research that is often hard to find amongst all the material “out there” related to pregnancy and birth.

My own births included 2 incredible homebirths, sadly, a stillborn, and by choice an elective cesarean. I know pregnancy, labour and birth comes with many mixed emotions, it is my goal to help normalise this experience, and support you to make the best decisions surrounding your care and birth options.

My focus as your Doula is to provide a memorable, fulfilling and rewarding experience for you and your partner, by encouraging you to trust yourself, to trust your body’s ability to grow, birth and nurture your baby.

All the births of my children have taught me valuable principles, the main one being – that women need positive supportive women with them when they are birthing their babies. These experiences have also taught me to be understanding, accepting, non- judgemental and respectful of every woman’s journey and choices throughout pregnancy, labour, birth, and parenting.

About A Special Delivery

The word “Doula” doesn’t sound like it has much to do with a woman giving birth, but everything about what the word means, does.

Its origin is a Greek word, which means maid servant, or female helper. As a Birth Doula, my role is to lovingly support and care for you as you prepare to birth your baby. A Doula is skilled in assisting a woman during labour with different positions and options for pain management, using massage, breathing, and calm birth skills with gentle words of encouragement.

A Doula is usually a mother herself, with personal birth experiences. A Doula or birth support partner does not replace the care and experience of a Midwife or Obstetrician. The purpose of a Doula is to provide one-on-one continual physical and emotional support, to the birthing mother and her partner, assisting you with evidence based information and supporting your decisions.

A Doula believes that birth is a normal natural process, and although some women may have difficulties giving birth, mostly women who have continuous support during labour and birth find that they are *more likely to have a normal vaginal birth, *less likely to have unnecessary medical intervention, *less likely to have medical pain relief, *more likely to achieve a VBAC, and are *less likely to have a cesarean. They are also *more likely to have a positive birth experience.

As a bonus, often their *labours are shorter, there is a *considerable decrease in postnatal depression, and by supporting the “MotherBaby” unit in the first hours after birth, *babies are less likely to have complications with breastfeeding and the *bonding process between Mother and her Baby is well established.

A Doula also supports the mother to have a voice during her pregnancy, labour and birth. Supporting her to ask questions and to make informed decisions about her body and her baby. Doulas can also enhance the relationship between you and your care providers.

Purpose of A Special Delivery

The choice to hire a Doula ensures that the birthing mother has constant support by someone who is committed to helping her achieve the goals she has for her birth, and her baby.

As your Doula, it is my commitment to you to provide you the best care possible, the most up-to-date evidence based information, to encourage you and I look forward to helping you achieve the birth experience you feel is right for you and your baby.



Birth & Postnatal Doula Services and Pregnancy Doula Cost in Melbourne

A Special Delivery ~ Melbourne Doula covering North, South, Eastern, and Western Melbourne Suburbs. As your Melbourne Doula I support women choosing Home, Public or Private Hospital Births.

Ultimate Birth Support


  • 6 Prenatal visits (2hrs each) – includes 1 on 1 Childbirth Education ($395 value)

  • Develop your Birth Plan

  • 1 Pregnancy Massage

  • Ongoing Email and Phone support, travel & admin

  • Book/DVD Hire

  • On call from 38 weeks – additional week (+$100)

  • Back-up Doula (if required)

  • Birth Support – (Up to 15 hrs, time over 15 hours - $45pr hr)

  • 4 Postnatal visits (2hrs each) $2,395.00


Optimum Birth Support


  • 4 Prenatal visits (2hrs each)

  • Develop your Birth Plan

  • Ongoing Email and Phone support, travel, & admin

  • Book/DVD Hire

  • On call from 38 weeks – additional week (+$100)

  • Back-up Doula – if required

  • Birth Support – (Up to 15hrs, time over 15 hours - $45pr hr)

  • 2 Postnatal visits (2hrs each) $1,895.00


Premium Birth Support


  • 3 Prenatal visits (2hrs each)

  • Develop your Birth Plan

  • Ongoing Email and Phone support, travel & admin

  • Book/DVD Hire

  • On call from 38 weeks – additional week (+$100)

  • Back-up Doula – additional if required (+$100)

  • Birth Support – (Up to 15hrs, time over 15 hours - $45pr hr)

  • 2 Postnatal visits (2hrs) $1,495.00


Basic Birth Support


  • 1 Prenatal visit (3hrs)

  • Develop your Birth Plan

  • Email and Phone support

  • On call from 38 weeks

  • Birth Support – (Up to 15hrs, time over 15hrs - $45pr hr)

  • 1 Postnatal visit (1.5hrs)$1095


Postnatal Support - 4 th Trimester (3 months Postnatal Support)


  • 12 x 4hr visits (1 x 4hr visit per week x 12 weeks)

  • Light domestic duties and errands

  • Non-medical support for you and your baby

  • Support you in getting to know your baby

  • Support you with Breastfeeding and settling your baby

  • Grocery shopping and meal preparation

  • General tidying and home management $2,495.00 (Postnatal Support can also be tailored to your personal needs)


1 on 1 Childbirth Education Classes


  • 4 x 2.5hr visits

  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator

  • Book/DVD Hire $395.00


Small Group Independent Childbirth Education Classes


  • Childbirth Education Australia

  • Positive

  • Interactive

  • Tangible

  • 4 evening classes 6pm to 9pm – Tuesday & Wednesday evenings

  • Convenient Locations around Melbourne and the CBD $495.00pr Couple


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