Childbirth Education & Doula Services

I'm available for a no-charge / no obligation meeting with you and your partner to discuss your expectations, requirements and my services. My goal is to help you have the best birth experience possible under any circumstance. I'm also available for postpartum support - in the absence of family support, for a high needs infant, multiples birth, assistance with siblings, postpartum depression or an extra hand during the transition to becoming a family.

A gift of Prenatal/Childbirth Education Classes or Doula Services to a family member or a friend can be much appreciated too - either in preparation for welcoming a little one, birth support or for when baby arrives home. I'm happy to discuss this option and purchase with the gift giver and make the arrangements for support with the expectant or new parents.

Prenatal/Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding & Newborn Care Classes
Personalized, private classes in the comfort of your own home can be arranged to fit your schedule. Classes offered: preparation for labour and childbirth, comfort and coping techniques, breast/bottle feeding and newborn care. I also offer refresher classes including sibling information to parents expecting who are expecting another baby. All classes can be chosen individually, by the series or in addition to Birth or Postpartum Doula services and are charged accordingly.

Birth Doula
Once hired as your Birth Doula, I am available to you:

  • to meet at least 2 times during your pregnancy to discuss options for the birth
  • to discuss and offer options for birth "wish list"
  • by phone and email when you have questions or need any information - before and after baby's arrival
  • to discuss your support network including your partner, family members, medical caregivers
  • 24 hours a day / 7 days a week for the 2 weeks surrounding your estimated due date
  • to accompany you from a mutually decided upon time in labour, through birth and a little while postpartum when you're ready for private time
  • to assist with initiating breastfeeding immediately following birth and provide support in hospital or at home
  • to arrange a follow-up visit at your home within a few days to discuss your birth experience
  • to provide any necessary resources
  • to provide a personalized "Birth Story" accounting your baby's arrival (on request).

I make every attempt to avoid overlapping due dates. I work with other doulas in back-up relationships, keeping each other apprised of client history, progress and wishes in the event that we'd be required to provide back-up for each other.
Birth Doula services are charged as a flat fee.

Postpartum Doula
Once hired as your postpartum doula I will assist you with:

  • the transition of having your newborn (or multiples) join your family
  • guidance and support in establishing and maintaining a good breastfeeding experience
  • baby laundry, newborn care and light tasks for your baby
  • meal preparation, light tasks or relief for parents
  • accompanying you to appointments or on errands
  • infant massage techniques.
    Postpartum services are charged per visit or package.

All services can be arranged to fit your needs and arranged at times to suit your schedule.

Please contact me. I'd love to hear from you!

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