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Doula Support Services 

My goal is to assist you in a memorable and empowering birth...

I am currently certifying as a childbirth and postpartum Doula through Doula Training Canada, and I am trained to serve and support you, your partner and family with emotional, physical, and continuous support throughout your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period. My goal is to assist you in a memorable and empowering birth.  

What is a Doula?

The word doula means “mothering the mother” or “to serve”.  I fulfill many roles such as resource, liaison between provider and client, breastfeeding support, and pre natal yoga just to name a few. As your doula I will work with you and your partner to help you have the best birth possible, whether in the hospital or at home, with or without pain medication. A doula is needed to continuously support you and your partners birthing desires.

Do you need a doula when your partner will your coach?

As your doula I provide you AND your partner with education and self defined support.  I am not there to replace your birth partner, but to support you both through this pregnancy and labor.  I can help explain normal birth and prepare you and your partner for labor.  When your partner gets worried or doesn’t know what to do next I will be there to assist you both.  I will also coach your partner through supporting you.  Having someone there to support both of you through labor assures that you, the Mama, will be continuously supported. 

What can I offer you?

  • Education.  Resources .  Knowledge.

  • Early labor support (which typically means you labor in the peace of your own home longer).

  • Continuity of care: on call and available for the two weeks on either side of your due date

  • Support by phone.

  • Reassurance that everything is normal.

  • Help on deciding when it is time to go to the hospital.

  • Ideas to help progress labor.

  • Support during and after labor.

  • Various comfort measures.

  • Relaxation support.

  • Advocacy acting as a liaison for better communication with the medical staff.

  • Support for you partner.

  • Immediate  one on one postpartum support and breastfeeding support.

  • Help with initiating and encouraging immediate bonding.

  • Pre and Post Natal Yoga

Why hire a Doula if you have a midwife/OB?

As your doula I offer you and your partner CONTINUOUS labor support.  While the the OB staff or Midwives have other responsibilities to attend to.  We are solely focused on supporting you not charting your progress.

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