A birth doula helps an expectant mother and her partner relax and enjoy their birth experience, knowing they are well-supported during labour, birth and early postpartum. As a trained birth doula I offer:
- 3 appointments: 2 prenatal (1-1.5 hours each) and 1 postpartum visit (1-3 hours) OR 1 prenatal (1-1.5 hours) and 2 postpartum visits (1-3 hours each)
- Information about birth and postpartum resources in the community, plus relevant books and DVDs from my lending library
- Prenatal support by telephone and email
- 24/7 on-call telephone support starting 2 weeks before your due date
- A reliable back up doula if necessary
- Once you are in labour, support by telephone until you are ready for me to join you
- Continuous physical, emotional and information support during labour, birth and immediately postpartum for the mother, her partner and other support persons present
- Assistance with the first breastfeeding latch
- Assistance with comfort measures for 1-2 hours after birth
The birth doula package is $800.00.
A sliding-scale is available.