Birth Doula Services

Supporting parents on their birthing journey.

Your Partner Knows You Intimately.

A Doula Knows Birth Intimately.

Having a constant, knowledgable, calm, and non-judgemental support person at your birth results in a more positive birth experience. Having a familiar face when in labour and giving birth is reassuring, helps take some of the pressure off of your partner, and results in improved outcomes. Having a partner AND and doula is the dream team!

Why hire a birth doula?

39% decrease in the risk of having a cesarean

15% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

10% decrease in the use of medications for pain relief

shorter labour by 41 minutes on average

34% decrease in the risk of feeling dissatisfied with the birth experience

38% decrease is baby's risk of a low apgar score

source: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/

Basic Birth Package

The basic package will give you the confidence you need during the biggest transition of your life. We will meet prenatally to get to know each other, develop a plan for how I fit into your birth support team, and practice comfort measures and postions. Throughout your entire labour and birth, I provide emotional support, physical comfort measures, and also provide information to help you make informed decisions for your birth.

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  • Complimentary consultation and welcome package
  • Unlimited phone, text and email support throughout pregnancy
  • Two prenatal sessions to help with birth planning, comfort measures, learning self advocacy, positions, etc
  • On call beginning at 37 weeks until the birth of your baby
  • Continuous support throughout your labour/birth and up to 2 hours after for support with breastfeeding
  • Photographs of your birth, if desired
  • Two postpartum sessions in the 3 weeks following birth to discuss your birth experience, breastfeeding, newborn care and make referrals
  • Share local and online resources as needed

Add on additional services for an extra cost, such as: Car Seat Check & Installation, Postpartum Care Kit, Extra Postpartum Hours, Prenatal Classes, Freezer Meals, etc.

* All prices +HST and in CAD

Deluxe Birth Package

Everything in the Basic Birth Package

+ Extra support bundled together

$1100

More Details
  • Complimentary consultation and welcome package
  • Unlimited phone, text and email support throughout pregnancy
  • Two prenatal sessions to help with birth planning, comfort measures, learning self advocacy, positions, etc
  • On call beginning at 37 weeks until the birth of your baby
  • Continuous support throuhout your labour/birth and up to 2 hours after for support with breastfeeding
  • Photographs of your birth, if desired
  • Two postpartum sessions in the 3 weeks following birth to discuss your birth experience, breastfeeding, newborn care and make referrals
  • Share local and online resources as needed

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  • Prenatal class (group or private)
  • One car seat check and installation
  • Postpartum Care Kit

 * All prices +HST and in CAD

Birth & Postpartum Package

Everything included in the Basic Birth Package

+ Postpartum hours and extra support all bundled together

$1200

More Details
  • Complimentary consultation and welcome package
  • Unlimited phone, text and email support throughout pregnancy
  • Two prenatal sessions to help with birth planning, comfort measures, learning self advocacy, positions, etc
  • On call beginning at 37 weeks until the birth of your baby
  • Continuous support throuhout your labour/birth and up to 2 hours after for support with breastfeeding
  • Photographs of your birth, if desired
  • Two postpartum sessions in the 3 weeks following birth to discuss your birth experience, breastfeeding, newborn care and make referrals
  • Share local and online resources as needed

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  • 10 postpartum hours
  • One car seat check and installation
  • Postpartum Care Kit

* All prices +HST and in CAD

Ultimate Birth & Postpartum Package

Everything included in the Basic Birth Package

+ Lots of postpartum hours and extra support all bundled together

$2150

More Details
  • Complimentary consultation and welcome package
  • Unlimited phone, text and email support throughout pregnancy
  • Two prenatal sessions to help with birth planning, comfort measures, learning self advocacy, positions, etc
  • On call beginning at 37 weeks until the birth of your baby
  • Continuous support throuhout your labour/birth and up to 2 hours after for support with breastfeeding
  • Photographs of your birth, if desired
  • Two postpartum sessions in the 3 weeks following birth to discuss your birth experience, breastfeeding, newborn care and make referrals
  • Share local and online resources as needed

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  • 40 postpartum hours
  • Prenatal class (group or private)
  • One car seat check and installation
  • Postpartum Care Kit

* All prices +HST and in CAD

Sibling Package

Have older children and need to make sure they are cared for while you are in labour and giving birth? Having a doula on call to provide support your your older children can help give you peace of mind.

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  • Complimentary consultation and welcome package
  • Text and phone support throughout your pregnancy and labour
  • Two 1 hour prenatal sessions to help introduce me to your children so that they know me before before the big day comes
  • On call beginning at 37 weeks until the birth of your baby
  • Continuous care for your children for up to 24 hours (extra hours can be added if needed)
  • Great for a homebirth or a hospital birth
  • Share local and online resources as needed

    * All prices +HST and in CAD

    Why Hire Me?

    My focus is on supporting you and your family.

    YOU are my focus! All of my support packages are customized to your unique needs. I’m here for you.

    I’ve supported many parents and I have attended many births. You get direct access to everything I know. 

    I have confidence in you and your ability to birth the way you want, and I am here to help you however you need me.

    How It Works

    Schedule a Free 1:1

    Booking a free 1 on 1 consultation is easier than ever! Simply click on the Book a Consultation button, choose a day and time that works for you.

    Make sure you have your questions ready - I want to make sure you get all of the information you need.

     

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    Choose a Service Package

    You should have a good idea of what package will meet your support goals and needs after our consultation.

    Your spot is secured once you have signed the contract and paid.

    Reach Your Support Goals

    I'm here to support you via text, phone & email. If you have any questions I am always happy to help - From car seat suggestions, local resources, and more! We'll book our 1st  session and plan so your needs are best met.

    What Is A Doula?
    Who is A Doula For?

    A doula is a trained professional who is not a health care provider, hospital staff, or friends/family. A doula provides emotional, physical, and informational support to the birthing person and their partner. A doula has an intimate knowledge of birth – and has helped families in many different circumstances.

    Every family receives support that is unique to their specific needs. EVERYONE deserves a doula.

    What is the difference between a doula and a midwife?

    A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, and informational help during your birth. A midwife is trained to do medical procedures, deliver the baby, and is in charge of the well-being of mother and baby. A doula focuses only on you, but a midwife has medical duties to attend to such as charting, assessing fetal heart rate, blood pressure etc. A doula does not do any medical checks or procedures. Usually your midwife will come to attend your birth when you are in active labour. Often a doula comes before the midwife to help with early labour. 

    Do I need a doula if I have a midwife?

    Absolutely! There are many important differences. Midwives have many other responsibilities that take precedence over comfort measures, such as checking fetal heart tones, charting, preparing for delivery, checking blood pressure, etc.  Midwives also only come to your home or to the hospital once you are in active labour. In contrast, a doula’s only job is to support you and your partner when you need the most help coping with your contractions and labour. Your doula will come to support you whenever you need the support. Your doula is there for you and your partner, supporting you through each contraction, heating up rice packs, making sure you (and your partner, and midwife!) are hydrated. Doulas are super helpful at homebirths, where we can help with cleaning up, or whip up a postpartum meal to a very hungry new family.

    My partner is worried they will be left out. How do doulas work with partners?

    I am here to support both you and your partner. Your partner will need to take a break periodically, have reassurance that what is happening is normal, and be reminded to eat and drink. Having a doula helps take pressure off of your partner, who may feel overwhelmed. I also help make suggestions of how they can best help support you. A doula doesn’t take over for the partner (unless asked to!). I am there to help support you both in this new experience. Doulas and partners make a great team! 

    What can a doula do to help with my birth?

    I will meet with you 2 times prenatally to answer questions, discuss the birth process, discuss breastfeeding, help write a birth plan, provide local resources, and get to know you and your partner. Once you go into labour, I will be available whenver you need me to come support you; at home or in the hospital. I will stay with you throughout your entire labour, providing comfort measures, information, emotional support, and taking photographs, if desired. I stay for an hour or two after the birth to help you with breastfeeding. I visit you postpartum two times after the birth to talk about the birth experience, answer questions, and provide local resources. 

    Can a doula help if I have an epidural?

    My goal is to help you have the birth you want. If using pain medications is in your birth plan, I can help educate you about your options so you can make an informed choice. I will help support you and your partner in the early stages of labour before the epidural can be started, offer suggestions to help keep labour progressing, and through the pushing stage. Epidurals do not always work fully (or at all), so it is important to learn comfort measures and coping techniques to help you through labour, even if you are planning on getting an epidural.

    Will a doula be my advocate?

    A doula will not speak on your behalf to healthcare providers. We work on the skills you will need to make informed decisions, critical thinking, and to advocate for yourself and your partner. We are here to help you understand your options, to give you evidence based information, go over the pros and cons of each option, and to make sure you get the time you need to make an informed decision.

    What happens if I have a c-section?

    Advocacy and critical thinking is really important no matter what kind of birth you have. Doulas are sometimes are allowed in the OR to support our clients. When your birth plan changes, we can help you stay calm and help you understand the procedures. We help you understand what is happening and take the ’emergency’ out of a non-emergency situation. We are able to meet you in recovery if we were not able to be in the OR with you. We are able to continue supporting you and your partner after the birth of your baby.

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