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Birth Doula Support

Birth Shouldn't Be Scary

Pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting is a vulnerable time of unknowns and deep transformation. It deserves extra care, preparation, and support from experienced, knowledgeable, and caring professionals so you can feel calm and confident.

Included in Birth Doula Support...

Your Birth Doula package includes unlimited prenatal support, face to face labor & birth support as well as postpartum support. 

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Prenatal Support

  • Unlimited phone and email support from the moment we start working together, for all the highs and lows of pregnancy

  • Full access to our lending and resource library of books, DVDs, handouts, and pregnancy comfort items

  • One to two 1-hour prenatal sessions during which we’ll explore labor and birth options, your wishes for your experience, and help you develop a birth preferences plan. This session is designed to prepare you to make informed choices that are going to best suit your desired birth experience.
    *Additional prenatal sessions are available to be purchased if desired.

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Birth Support

  • Knowledgeable guidance of when to go to the hospital, what to do in early labor, when to call your provider, etc…

  • Emotional support; reassurance, guidance, and comforting words

  • Positioning and movement suggestions specific to you and your labor

  • Hands-on comfort measures such as acupressure, counter pressure, and massage

  • Help with labor-specific relaxation, visualization, and breathing techniques

  • Suggestions and encouragement for the birth partner to be as supportive and involved as desired

  • Informational support around birth choices and special circumstances that may arise

  • Photography of labor and birth (if desired)

  • Use of TENS Machine (Learn About Elle TENS), birth balls, rebozo, and other labor tools during labor

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Postpartum Support

  • Immediately postpartum, your Doula will stay with you for 1-3 hours to support initiating breastfeeding (if desired) and ensure everyone is feeling comfortable and confident, post-birth.

  • An in-home postpartum visit within 10 days post-birth, to ensure you have everything you need in place to make the whole new parenting gig, a touch bit easier. We’ll talk about the birth, your postpartum experience, and common newborn experiences. We’ll answer any and all questions you have. *Additional Postpartum Doula services are available to be purchased if needed.

  • Unlimited phone and email support through 6 weeks postpartum.

Your Birth is Worth the Investment
 

Our Birth Doula Services are an investment of $1400. A $400 deposit is required at the time of booking.

 

We take on a limited number of clients monthly to ensure we can provide quality care to all our clients!  We encourage you to request a consultation as soon as possible if you’d like to learn more about our Birth Doula services.  
 

Payment plans can be arranged upon request!

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Numerous studies have documented the benefits of having a doula present during labor.   
  
A recent Cochrane Review stated that continuous support for women during childbirth, showed a very high number of positive birth outcomes when a doula was present. With their support, women were less likely to have pain-relief medications administered and less likely to have a cesarean birth. Women also reported having a more positive childbirth experience.  
  
Other studies have shown that having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%. 

How it works...

1. Book a free consultation! Get to know us and how we can support your family!

2. Decide your birth is worth the investment and pay a deposit to reserve our support!

3. Feel calm & confident with the support of an experienced and knowledgeable Doula team!

  • What are the benefits of hiring a Birth Doula?
    Birth Doulas provide physical, emotional and informational support throughout pregnancy, birth and the postpartum journey for the birthing person and their family. Numerous clinical studies have found that a Doula’s presence at a birth results in shorter labors with fewer complications, reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience, reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction and cesarean births and reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals. But a Doula is so much more than what a clinical study can convey. A Doula is someone to call in pregnancy when you’ve been googling and can’t find the answer to a question (or better yet, someone to call before you hit google, because you know that can be a bad idea). A Doula is someone you develop a bond with, can release your fears to and talk to about your dream birth. A Doula will hold your hand and help you feel safe when the sensations are strong. A Doula is someone who can show your partner how to get more involved and reassure them that the noises you’re making are completely normal. A Doula visits you at home, talks about your birth for the potentially 100th time (and loves it) and helps you navigate those early days of parenting a newborn. The benefit of a Birth Doula much outweighs the cost when it comes to one of the most important days in your life… A day you will remember above most.
  • At what point should I hire a Doula?
    As early as you’d like to start receiving support. We know very well that a million little (or big) questions can come up in pregnancy. Having someone to direct those questions to, instead of the google monster, is one major benefit of hiring a Doula earlier rather than later. Hiring a Doula early in your pregnancy also gives you more time to get to know the person who will be with you in some intimate and vulnerable moments, enhancing that bond and making sure your whole family will feel comfortable. One last consideration is that we take on a limited amount of clients each month, so booking early ensures we’ll have the availability to serve you and your family.
  • What are your Doulas’ training and qualifications?
    SUVANNAH: Childbirth Educator Certification Bebo Mia / 2018 Maternal Support Practitioner BeboMia / 2017 CPR C for Doulas Safe Beginnings / 2017 JULIE: Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method International / 2017 Spinning Babies Workshop Spinning Babies / 2017 Novice Rebozo Credential Gena Kirby University for Doulas and Birth Professionals / 2017 Cultured Doula Program Gena Kirby University for Doulas and Birth Professionals / 2017 TENS Machines for Labor Big Belly Services / 2017 Childbirth Educator International Childbirth Educators Association (ICEA) /2016 Birth Doula Birth Arts International / 2015 Postpartum Doula DONA International / 2015 Certified Lactation Educator Simkin Centre / 2015 Birth Doula Training (and Certification) DONA International / 2013 CPR C For Doulas Safe Beginnings / 2017 First Aid Level 1 St. Johns Ambulance / 2017 Mental Health First Aid Canadian Mental Health Association / 2011 Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr Yoga Alliance / 2017
  • Will a Doula make my partner feel unnecessary?
    Taking the place of your partner, a person you have a deep personal connection with, is counter productive to a Doulas job to help you feel safe, supported and calm. A Doula often does the opposite! A Doula can help your partner become more involved in the birth by preparing them prenatally for their role as an emotional and physical support, by role modeling support methods at the birth and by reassuring them of what normal birth can look like. A Doula can also ensure your partner gets rest, eats and uses the restroom without fear of leaving you alone, and therefore be a better, more comfortable support person for you throughout the birth. Click here to read more about how Dads and Doulas work together.
  • Do you only support pain med free births?
    The answer to this question also addresses one of our values; your birth is not our birth. We believe you should experience your pregnancy and birth the way you want it, not the way your Doula wants it, your friend wants it, your Doctor of Midwife wants it, or your family wants it. Our support reflects this. The choice to use pain medications as a tool in your labor and birth, as well as all the other choices you will make throughout this process are completely yours to make. Bottomline – no matter what you chose, we will support you without bias!
Doula Trainings & Qualification
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Book your free consultation!
 

We know pregnancy, birth & postpartum are intimate experiences and it's important you vibe with the people you're intentionally bringing into that space. That's why we offer free in-person consultations before booking your Doula services! 

 

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