Let us meet you where you are...

...before and at Birth
Having a doula at your birth is a help for the birthing person, and for the partner!  A doula can come to you at any point in pregnancy, helping you to prepare for labour and birth, and joining you during labour in hospital, birth centre, or home.  I continue with you for early postpartum care, including breastfeeding support.  My role is to offer non-biased, evidence based information, physical preparation, and emotional support.

This package includes:

  • two prenatal visits in your home

  • customized information to address your needs

  • physical preparation for labour

  • 24/7 on-call availability as your due date approaches

  • support through labour and immediate postpartum, including early breastfeeding support

  • postpartum visit, breastfeeding assessment and text/email support in the 6 weeks postpartum

 

Your total investment        $1050

Email and Text Support

To extend your service and ensure priority response, consider this add-on to your main package.  You will maintain access to trusted  support after our in person visits have finished.

 

Priority Support for 2 weeks        $150

 

Loss, at any point in your journey
Losing a baby at any stage of gestation or infancy is the loss of a loved individual, and the hopes and dreams you had for them and yourself.  I witnessed the legacy of loss in my family, and I am so grateful for the training I have received through Loss Doulas International.  I am prepared to offer information, resources, and practical help to families or individuals experiencing or expecting miscarriage, medical interruption, stillbirth, or infant loss.  Doula support can help you to slow things down to make the most of the time you have, learn your options, and make mindful informed decisions.

Doula support offers benefits such as:

  • a sense that someone bears witness to your experience

  • a caring presence to reduce fear

  • a consistent supporter to mother and family despite staff shift changes

 

Care may begin at any time, with the course of care including some or all of the following:

  • an initial contact/consultation

  • phone or email information and support

  • in-person visits

  • birth support

  • in-home or in-hospital support such as during and/or following the loss event

  • postpartum support, including management of lactation

  • companioning in grief: advocating for families’ needs in saying hello and goodbye

  • practical help creating memories and keepsakes

  • assistance in finding local resources and services

 

Custom Care Plan                                                                         $300-$1050 or $40 per hour

 

...after baby arrives, the Postpartum

Once baby has arrived, you may find that extra hands are needed in taking care of things.  The transition from none to one, or adding another at any time requires an adjustment by every member of the family.

Invest in care that could include:

  • the basics of breastfeeding/bottle feeding support

  • instruction in baby care

  • laundry

  • meal preparation and planning

  • sibling care

  • accompanied outings

  • errands (groceries, dry-cleaning, etc)

  • light housework

  • assistance with organizing the flow of your day

  • establishing routines

  • overnight support

 

You will receive nurturing, nourishing care for your body and mind to set you up for health and joy in your fourth trimester and beyond!

Non-refundable deposit of $200 payable at signing of contract. Minimum booking of 12 hours, with shift minimum of 4 hours. Morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available, overnight support at $40 per hour as availability allows.

$35-$40 per hour

Full Spectrum doula care

The spectrum of pregnancy includes birth and other outcomes, whether unexpected or chosen.  Pregnancy may be achieved through medical technology or surrogacy.  Loss may occur by miscarriage, medical interruption, stillbirth, adoption, genetic or medical conditions, or infant death, including SIDS.  A full spectrum doula supports you along various paths, without judgement, providing evidence based information, resources, and an open heart. 

Doula support offers benefits such as:

  • a sense that someone bears witness to your experience

  • a caring presence to reduce fear

  • a consistent supporter to mother and family despite staff shift changes

 

Care may begin at any time, with the course of care including some or all of the following:

  • an initial contact/consultation

  • phone and/or email information and support

  • in-person visits

  • birth support

  • in-home or in-hospital support, such as during and/or following the loss event or any medical test/procedure

  • postpartum support, including management of lactation

  • companioning in grief: advocating for families’ needs in saying hello and goodbye

  • practical help creating memories and keepsakes

  • assistance in finding local resources and services

 

Custom Care Plan                                                                        $300-$1050 or $40 per hour

the Breastfeeding relationship is natural, but not always easy...

A Certified Lactation Counsellor (CLC) is dedicated to the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding, and works to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems.  Early and timely help is vital, and can begin with prenatal education, optimal birth, appropriate postpartum contact between baby and mom, and choices that support lactation.

Support is included for birth clients; however, a CLC can come on board at any time to support your breastfeeding goals. Swift help is always preferred, ideally within 24 hours of an issue cropping up, and at any time of transition such as back-to-work, new pregnancy/tandem nursing, or weaning.

  • Initial assessment 2-3 hours, in home/hospital visit to discuss history and issues, observe feeding(s), provide corrective measures, counsel next steps

  • Support by phone/text/email

  • Follow-up visit 2-3 hours

 

Course of Care $350 or $50 per hour