Virtual Doula Services

You may be shocked, anxious, and scrabbling to figure out what your labour and birth plans are going to look like. You are facing the possibility that you may need to birth alone (or without a crucial member of your birth team).

But you DON’T have to navigate these changes alone. Now, more than ever, a doulas invaluable education, resources and calm reassurance is needed.

Having a baby can be stressful even in the best of times. But your level of care doesn’t have to change even if there is a pandemic.

Parents deserve compassionate and experienced support in their birth journey. While there are currently limits for support at the hospital, virtual care can provide the support you want.

Why Virtual Services?

Having support during labour, birth, and postpartum virtually is the next best thing to having a doula right there beside you! I am still able to provide with the same level of calm, unbiased support to expecting and new parents via personalized 1-on-1 Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp sessions.

Your session(s) include support with:

 

  • Writing your birth plan
  • Learning about natural comfort measures
  • Practicing positions for labour and birth
  • Learning how to advocate for yourself and your partner
  • Planning your postpartum
  • Learning about breastfeeding
  • Sleep strategies
  • Birth processing
  • Newborn care
  • And more!

Virtual Birth Prep & Postpartum Package

You want to be prepared for anything. With changes happening on a day-to-day basis, you want to know what the current recommendations are, what that means for your birth plans, and how to make sure you receive the support you need during labour/birth and after you are sent home with baby.

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  • Complimentary consultation
  • Phone, text and email support throughout pregnancy and 6 weeks postpartum
  • Two prenatal sessions with you and your partner on Zoom, Skype, Or WhatsApp, to talk about your birth options and preferences, show comfort measures and natural pain management techniques, discuss how to make informed decisions, & preparing for life with your newborn.
  • 4 hours of postpartum support. Topics we can discuss: your birth experience, breastfeeding/bottle feeding, newborn care, newborn behavior, postpartum recovery, diapering, etc.
  • Share local and online resources as needed

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

*in home support  may be available to be determine on a case by case basis (also dependant on current requirements).

Option to upgrade to in-person services at a later date.

* All prices +HST and in CAD

Virtual Birth Doula Package

You want to hire a doula or maybe you were not considering a doula, but now with all the restrictions of travel and hospital visitors you realize you need more support. Doula care, even if only available virtually, is essential; especially in times like these with so much uncertainty. The experience and education I have is invaluable, and you get 24/7 access to all that I know.

More Details
  • Complimentary consultation
  • Unlimited phone, text and email support throughout pregnancy
  • Two prenatal sessions with you and your partner on Zoom, Skype, Or WhatsApp, to talk about your birth options and preferences, show comfort measures and natural pain management techniques, discuss how to make informed decisions, & preparing for life with your newborn.
  • On call beginning at 38 weeks until the birth of your baby
  • Labour and birth support via phone, text, email or Zoom/Skype/WhatsApp; continuous and unlimited support from early labour until the birth of your baby & up to 2 hours postpartum. Receive guidance on recognizing when labour has started, early labour strategies for managing at home, suggestions for natural comfort measures and labour/birth positions, encouragement and more.
  • 4 hours of postpartum support. Topics we can discuss: your birth experience, breastfeeding/bottle feeding, newborn care, newborn behavior, postpartum recovery, diapering, etc.
  • Share local and online resources as needed

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

*in home support during early/active may be available to be determine on a case by case basis (also dependant on current requirements).

Option to upgrade to in-person services at a later date.

* All prices +HST and in CAD

Virtual Postpartum 30 min Sessions

Do you need support in learning to take care of your newborn? Are you a seasoned parent but need help with a new baby (every baby is different!). This option is a helping hand when you need it the most. Available in 30 minute sessions and in packages.

More Details

One 30 minute session is $20 via Zoom/Skype/WhatsApp

Topics I can help with on our call(s) include:

  • Infant care (breastdfeeding/bottlefeeding, sleep strategies, burping techniques, swaddling, diapering, etc.)
  • Assessing your mental health (and giving resources and referrals)
  • Meal planning & recipes
  • Talk about your birth experience (debriefing)
  • On-going check-ins to see how you are doing
  • Any other support you need. I have years of experience and can help with many concerns not listed here.
  • 24/7 support* via text, call, or e-mail for questions that can be addressed in a few minutes* Included in 10 and 20 session packages

    Packages – includes follow-up resources/referrals, 24/7 support, and my postpartum workbook and guide.

    • $199 for 10 sessions

    • $379 for 20 sessions

     

    Appointments available within 24 hours notice. If you want immediate help in the hospital, notify me when you are in labour.

    * All prices +HST and in CAD

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

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

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

shorter labour by 41 minutes on average

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

Questions to ask

your OB or Midwife.

While information is changing on a day-to-day basis, and your provider may not know that answers (or the answers may change!), it’s now more important than ever to know what your options will be while you are labouring and birthing.

What will happen if I am positive with Covid-19 while in labour?

While this is unlikely, you need to know what the procedures will be, who will be allowed in the room to support you, and where you will need to give birth. What areas will you have access to? These are all important things to know so you can best prepare for your birth.

What can I do to protect myself from getting Covid-19 while at the hospital?

If the hospital is your choice of birthplace (or it is now due to circumstances), how can you protect yourself, your partner, and your baby from contracting the virus? Will you be provided masks and gloves? 

Will my partner be able to be with me for support?

No matter who the support person is that you would like at your birth (partner, family member, doula), will they be allowed in the birthing room? What if they are sick? Is there a secondary person you can call to come instead? What happen if I have to birth alone? Can I have video support in the birth room? 

Will I need to leave the hospital early?

In order to limit potential exposure is it possible I may need to leave the hospital early? What options do I have for support if I leave earlier than normal? Telehealth check in? Virtual lactation support? How can I prepare for this? Any tools I may need (ex. themometer).

How do I get the most current information?

Since information is changing quickly, where can I find the most up-to-date information. Will I get a phone call closer to my due date? Only at check ups? Is there an email or website I can check in with?

How It Works

Schedule a Free 1:1 Chat

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 24/7 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 prenatal session and plan so your needs are best met.

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