Birth Doula Services
I offer a free consultation to all potential clients. Birth is an intimate experience and it is important to me that we ensure there is a solid relationship before you hire me. This meeting is an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss your upcoming birth and how a doula can provide additional support. This meeting does not oblige you to hire me.
Before The Birth
We will meet a few times (depending on package chosen) to discuss your priorities and concerns about the upcoming birth. If your package includes GentleBirth Classes, we will also complete the GentleBirth program.
I would like you to call as soon as you think you are going into labour, your water breaks or you know you are going to be induced. This allows me to make arrangements to ensure I am available when you want me to join you. I will remain with you throughout your labour and birth no matter what the circumstances. I will always have a backup doula waiting in case of unforeseen illness or emergent situation.
After The Birth
I typically stay with you for two hours after the birth, until you are comfortable and your family is ready for some quiet time together. For hospital births, this is usually after you are moved to Mother-Babe.
You are welcome to call me at any time before our postpartum visit, with any questions or concerns you may have.
Postpartum Follow-up Visits
Postpartum visits will be arranged at a mutually agreeable time. The purpose of these visits are to review the birth and provide any assistance I can that would help you in your adjustment to parenthood or healing from birth. I can also provide assistance with breastfeeding.
Phone, Text and Email Support
As your doula, I am available by phone, text or email anytime, day or night, especially for the first few days and nights after birth.
Basic Package $1200
A complimentary meeting with you and your partner
5 prenatal visits, approximately two hours each, Zoom or phone. A session to discuss diet and exercise, as well as fill out a birth chart. An in home session with both you and your partner to learn a couple of exercises for your heart connection and bonding with your baby. These visits will allow us to get to know each other, discuss what's important to you and your partner. We will write out or review your birth plan. We will have an in home session together (every one wearing masks) to practice comfort measures as well as to have a dry run of your birth. We will also have a new born session covering baby basics including comforting and feeding.
Full doula support from whenever labor begins and you are ready for my support, until 2 hours after the birth.
3 postpartum visits, approximately one-hour each, to assist with breastfeeding, give you a foot rub and debrief about the birth and to help you with the adjustment of a new baby, whether it is baby number 1 or 6.
Deluxe Birth Package $1550
Includes all items from the Basic Package, and::
GentleBirth Childbirth Education Classes or Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Education classes.
1 year subscription to the GentleBirth App
2 additional postpartum visits
Home Birth Package $1750
Includes all items from the Basic Package, and:
Use of La Bassine birth tub regular with everything you will need
Shower curtain for under tub
Brand new drinking water hose
Set-up, clean-up and take-down