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doula services

 
If doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.
— John H Kennel MD (Co-founder of DONA International)

birth support

The Greek word Doula means "woman caregiver". As your birth doula, my aim is to be of service to you before, during and immediately after the transformational experience of birth.

My role as a doula is to provide for you and your partner or birth companion: emotional support, physical/hands-on support and comfort, informational support via resources & referrals, and advocacy by facilitating communication between you and your care provider.

I provide continuous care from the moment you request my presence at your labour until 1-2 hours postpartum. I will always have arrangements made with a back-up doula, to take over for me and ensure there is coverage if needed. I can provide support for you wherever you have chosen to have your birth: at home, birth center, or hospital. 

 

postpartum support

The period of time after birth in which a postpartum doula would support a family is often referred to as the 4th Trimester. It is the 3 months directly following the delivery of the baby. During that time, I will be there to help you and your family as you transition into parenthood and adjust to your new schedule with baby. My role as a postpartum doula is to take care of  YOU so that you can focus on your baby. I will tailor my services to suit your needs based on what/where you require the most help or support. I work with families in 4 hour blocks of time, this allows me to serve and support your needs more effectively. I am also available to support your family overnight.

As your postpartum doula, I provide you and your family: emotional support, physical/hands-on support, especially if you are recovering from labour & delivery, information via resources & referrals, help with newborn care & the care of other children, and help with household chores and tasks such as meal preparation, laundry, cleaning/tidying, and walking the dog.


doula offerings

I support all birthing people, in all birthing places, with all care providers.

I begin all my doula services with a free in-person consultation. This meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for me to get a better understanding about your feelings and desires regarding your labour and birth. Most importantly, it is the time to make sure we are a good fit. I want you to be comfortable working with me at your most vulnerable!

 

standard BIRTH PACKAGE ... $1,300 

  • 2 prenatal in-home visits (approx. 2 hours)

  • Email & phone support throughout pregnancy

  • Access to birth & postpartum resources & materials

  • On-call 24/7 availability from 37-42 weeks with back-up doula

  • Continuous support throughout your labour & delivery

  • 1-2 hours of support post delivery

  • 1 postpartum in-home visit within 5 days of birth

standard birth package + yoga ... $1,450 

  • 2 prenatal in-home visits (approx. 2 hours)

  • Email & phone support throughout pregnancy

  • Access to birth & postpartum resources

  • On-call 24/7 availability from 37-42 weeks with back-up doula

  • Continuous support throughout your labour & delivery

  • 1-2 hours of support post delivery

  • 1 postpartum in-home visit within 5 days of birth

  • 2 private prenatal Yoga classes

 

PREMIUM BIRTH PACKAGE ... $2,580 

  • 2 prenatal in-home visits (approx. 2 hours)

  • Email & phone support throughout pregnancy

  • Access to birth & postpartum resources

  • On-call 24/7 availability from 37-42 weeks with back-up doula

  • Continuous support throughout your labour & delivery

  • 1-2 hours of support post delivery

  • 40 hours (10 visits) postpartum in-home doula services (at $32/hr)

add-on's to birth packages

  • Written record of birth story ... $50

  • Full-body Reiki session ... $72 (10% discount)

  • Private Prenatal Yoga class … $90 (10% discount)


POSTPARTUM DOULA ... (4 hour visits) $40/hr - up to 40 hrs $35/hr - from 41-100 hrs $32/hr - 100+ hrs

  • In-home support based on needs of family

  • Access to postpartum resources & materials

  • Email & phone support for the duration of your contract

OVERNIGHT postpartum support ... $260

  • In-home support from 11pm-7am

 

 

add-on's to postpartum packages

  • Full-body Reiki session ... $72 (10% discount)


  • A $200 non-refundable deposit on all birth packages is due upon signing birth doula agreement

  • please see terms & conditions in your contract for all payment & refund information

  • As a doula I do not provide any medical advice or care and I do not "prescribe" treatments

  • I do not diagnose or treat in any modality. My role is to provide only non-medical support and companionship

  • If there are services that you and your partner are interested that are outside my scope of practice, I will refer you to your care provider or to the appropriate resources