Damaris Haede
Doula
Sydney, New South Wales
7 years of experience
5.0
About me

Hi! I’m Damaris. I’m originally from Germany and love exploring new places, cultures and food. I am an outdoor person who does everything from relaxing at the beach to hiking up the mountains, running or cycling around the city. I am a qualified Postpartum Doula. Back in Germany, I studied and worked as a Midwife and have over 7 years of experience in educating, encouraging and supporting new mum’s on their journey into motherhood. I see an overwhelming need for mothers to continue to receive the encouragement, care and support postpartum. Every mum needs and deserves to be mothered over this period; to be nurtured in a non-judgemental way so that the best mum within her will be available for her new baby. I provide in-home postpartum care that is personalised to you and your needs. This could include sitting down with you and listening, cooking you a nourishing meal, giving you a massage, supporting you with (breast)feeding, settling or swaddling your baby or doing your laundry or dishes – whatever it is that helps you feel calm and relaxed. I offer face-to-face sessions in your home, in Sydney, Australia (Inner West, Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore and St George area).

Certification and training

Birth & Postpartum Doula Certificate, Doula Academy of Australia (2020)

Postpartum Professional, Newborn Mothers (2021)

Pregnancy Massage, Pregnancy Massage Australia (2021)

Memberships and affiliations

Doula Network Australia

Homebirth NSW

Specialties
Breastfeeding Support Evidence-Based Care Massage Newborn Care Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care Prental Massage Practitioner Babywearing Belly Binding Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Relaxation Techniques
Languages

English, German

Service introduction

I offer postpartum care that is focused on nourishing the new mum. I do this through bodywork, food, emotional and practical care. I also offer Pregnancy and Postpartum Massages.

Packages
Oasis
This package will provide you with all the physical, practical, emotional and especially nurturing care and support that you need and deserve in the first six weeks postpartum and beyond so that you can be the best mum you can be. The Oasis Postpartum Package will provide you with: - A prenatal visit at your home to set up your tailored Postpartum Plan. - Six sessions of Postpartum Care where you’ll also be revitalised with bodywork. - Access to resources and evidence-based information. - Phone and email support during our time together. - A specially curated Oasis Hamper for the newborn mum.
$2,600.00
AUD Flat rate
Postpartum Planning Session
One meeting to: - Identify your ‘ideal’ postpartum. - Identify your postpartum needs and your support network. - Learn about Baby Brain, Oxytocin and Matrescence. - Learn about physical recovery, breastfeeding and newborn behaviour. - Create your personalised postpartum plan. - Plus one follow-up phone or zoom call (<1h).
$340.00
AUD Flat rate
Postpartum Bodywork
Be nurtured and revitalised in your postpartum through - Full Body Massage - Belly Massage and Belly Binding - Postpartum Recovery Exercise - Health drink - In the comfort of your own home
$259.00
AUD Flat rate
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Ratings and reviews
Average
5.0
# of Reviews
1
5.0

As a second time mum, I felt okay with looking after a baby- what I learned from my first experience was that I needed to look after myself, too. That’s where Damaris stepped in. She not only made space for me to get a much-needed physical break but gently guided me to really prioritise rest (both mentally and physically)- a concept that was challenging for me to accept at first but something that will last well beyond the fourth trimester. What worked best for myself and my family was a weekly visit from Damaris. Her postnatal massages are a must and helped me avoid those aches and pains from pregnancy and hours spend nursing in awkward positions. She made sure I was comfortable, used beautiful essential oils, and I’d almost always fall asleep it was so relaxing. Her belly massage is the best! Damaris would also help with housework, meals, and the baby so I could get in some much-needed extra rest. Knowing that I had set aside this time for me every week was so, SO good, and helped me get through the tougher days. I now firmly prioritise rest, knowing that it is not just for me but my family too. Every new mum needs Damaris!

- Katie P.