Birth Doula Care Services
As a Doula, I Do Not:
During 2 prenatal visits (3 hours each) I will listen to your concerns and answer questions about pregnancy and childbirth with the goal of developing your own approach to birthing. I can offer you detailed information and scientific evidence to make decisions about your birth preferences. I am trained to explain the stages of labour, provide tips on pregnancy health, as well as guide you through breathing and relaxation techniques, develop skills on how to manage the fear-tension-pains, as well as discuss postpartum care and breastfeeding positions among other topics you may be interested in.
Constant Labour Support
At the time of your labour, I will be there to constantly support your emotional and physical well-being as well as ensure your comfort needs are met in the hospital, at the birth centre or at your home. I will remain with you as much as you need. I will help you by recommending comfortable positions, giving massages and guiding breathing. I will help you decide when it is a good time to go to the hospital or to call your health care provider. I will also provide support to your other birth support persons throughout the labour process and at the time of delivery.
I will be available by phone, text or e-mail during the length of your pregnancy prior to labour and up to two weeks during post-partum, supporting you with information and care for a healthy pregnancy, a safe childbirth and the well-being of your family during this special time.
Once your baby is born I will stay for 1-3 hours postpartum to assist with your comfort and provide tips on how best to initiate breastfeeding. I can also make a record of any moment you wish, by taking photographs or videos of your new family.
When your baby is about 1 week old, I will do a home visit (up to 3 hours) to talk about your birth experience as well as provide information about newborn care, nutrition and breastfeeding. I can also prepare a list of community resources that may be helpful to continue your journey into parenthood.
Perform any clinical tasks
Make decisions for you
Speak to the staff on your behalf
Project my own beliefs onto your experience
Doula Care Package: $ 950 (+ HST)*
*A sliding scale payment system based on income is available for single mothers and low-income families. Please contact us if you are interested in services and would like to discuss other pricing.
The full birth doula care package
includes the following services:
Meeting your Baby