Welcoming your baby!
PROFESSIONAL BIRTH DOULA CARE
I work with 2 other doulas in a team and we offer Doula Care in Vancouver, North Van, West Van, Burnaby and New Westminster.
The cost for our services is $900 and includes the following:
MEET AND GREET: This is an opportunity for us to get acquainted. It is a time for you to ask questions, gather information and learn more about my services. This is a “no obligation” meeting. You can then decide if you would like to hire me for your labour support.
1 PRENATAL VISIT: This visit is based on the Birthing from Within® Philosophy. This is an approach to childbirth preparation that honours that birth is greater than a one time event, but also an opportunity for self-discovery. The prenatal visit allow us to build a relationship, discuss how we can best work together, and prepare for birth!
PHONE AND EMAIL SUPPORT: I offer you unlimited phone and email support during your pregnancy and postpartum period. Any questions, concerns, support... I am here for you. Within the two weeks of your due date I am available 24/7.
TENS MACHINE: I have a Tens machine that clients can use. I will leave this with you at our 2nd prenatal visit and pick it up at our postpartum visit.
LABOUR SUPPORT: I draw on my experience and training to provide physical and emotional support during your labour. I will provide reassurance and encouragement, make suggestions to progress labour as well as assist with relaxation and other comfort techniques. I am available for support as soon as you go into labour. I will provide phone support, come to your home if requested as well as transfer to the hospital with you. I will encourage open communication between you and your caregivers. I will assist your partner in creating a calm and positive atmosphere for the birth of your baby. I will help your partner to be an active and supportive participant in your labour.
AROMATHERAPY: I can assist your labour with a wide range of essential oils that are often used in labour for energy, to relax, etc.
ACUPRESSURE: I will be happy to use this powerful technique and help to teach the partner how he/she can be involved.
AFTER YOUR BABY IS BORN: I will remain with you for 1-2 hours to ensure that breastfeeding is established. I want to ensure you are recovering well and that you and your new family are confident to begin the process of bonding with your baby. If you birthed at home, I will help clean up and will tuck you into bed with tea and a snack!
1 or 2 POSTPARTUM VISITS: As a Breastfeeding specialist, I can help with breastfeeding, answer any other newborn questions, and provide you with community resources for your family.
BIRTH POOL RENTAL: I offer birth pool rentals to my doula clients. I will set up and take down the pool.