My Services


PRENATAL PREPARATION


I will meet with you and your partner twice before labor to become better acquainted with you and your birth preferences. We will explore and discuss your priorities and ideals, as well as any fears or concerns that you may have. We will work together to create a birth ‘plan’, as I believe that the basis for good preparation is good communication. Through this we will discuss your many options before, during and after delivery. Should you wish to discuss anything specific, please let me know ahead of time so that I can bring some information and resources for you.


LABOUR SUPPORT


Leading up to your big day, we will have multiple discussions about when to call me to attend. When I arrive, I will bring my TENS machine, rebozo, and a variety of other tools to help you as you labour, as needed. Once I arrive, I will stay with you until you birth your baby…no matter how long it takes….


WHEN BABY ARRIVES


I will remain with you for up to two hours after birth. In that time, I assist in the initiation of breastfeeding and getting you settled, organized and ready to enjoy your new addition. If you are hiring me for photographic services, I will document your time together as a new family. In the event of a csection, I will either attend to you in recovery, or wait with your partner and baby during your recovery time.

Once you are home, I will come visit you for our postpartum visit to answer any questions that you may have about your birth experience, discuss newborn care,  offer you resources in the community, and snuggle your yummy-smelling baby! I strongly believe that this session should take place in the first week, if possible, as it helps me observe and offer valuable breastfeeding advice. This can also be an emotionally challenging time for new parents, and the extra support can be a great relief. 

 In the following six weeks, I offer on-going support by text, email or phone, as required.


 MY DOULA EXPERIENCE
  • Hospital Birth
  • Homebirth
  • Waterbirth
  • Natural
  • Epidural
  • Planned Induction
  • VBAC
  • C-Section
  • Twins
  • Conceiving with IVF
  • Diabetes (gestational, T1&2)
  • High-Risk Delivery
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQ Families
  • Prematurity/NICU
  • Palliative
  • Mothers Over 40
  • Teen Mothers

FEES


My doula packages start at $900. I do offer a sliding scale for single mothers and students.  Alternate payment plans may be arranged in special circumstances.  At this time, I accept payment by cheque, etransfer or Paypal. For more information about my packages and rates, please contact me directly.