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I am a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula through DONA International, serving families in Airdrie and the Calgary area. I provide emotional, and physical support through your pregnancy, during your labour and into the fourth trimester with compassion and comfort. What does this look like you might be thinking?
My mission is to provide you with professional skilled
Doula services that you will not be disappointed with.
If you’re not sure of something during pregnancy or labour, I will help you figure it out.
When you feel unsure, I will reassure you.
When your partner needs a break, I will be there with you.
I will support you in Your decisions and make sure you are prepared, informed and nurtured through it all.
Leanne Bryce CD,PCD(DONA)
I have been married to my husband since July 7th, 2007. (7.7.7)
We have 2 beautiful daughters and 1 son who completes our family and we had an early loss in 2015 that we will meet one day.
My passion for Doula work came quickly after my first child was born in 2010. The continuous emotional and physical support I received during my labour was empowering and needed greatly. I provide that same passion and support to the families I serve.
I will share my knowledge, passion and experience with you so you can be confident and mentally prepared for when labour begins.
I enjoy camping, baseball, supporting local businesses, playing cards, getting together with friends and reading.
2019 - DONA Certified Birth Doula Training.
2019 - Postpartum Doula training through DONA International.
2020 - Microbiome Course on Breastmilk.
2021 - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Workshop through PILSC.
2022 - CERTIFIED Postpartum Doula
Member of the Calgary Doula Association since 2019
Member of the Doula Association of Alberta since 2021
Insured through ProLink Insurance
What I Offer
ONE FREE MEET AND GREET
All pregnancies are unique and that is what is so beautiful about it all!
I work with each person/family to develop a customized plan for what your hopes and dreams are for your birth. Let me share how I can support you through your journey into parenthood.
BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE
1 or 2 In Home Prenatal Visits. (1-2 hours long) 1 may be via zoom.
-1st visit, is around 30 weeks. This is to get to know you and your partner, to discuss your desires and learn your preferences around how you want your labour experience to go.
The 2nd, is around 36 weeks, this visit will be about the stages of labour. Physically, mentally and emotionally. Showing comfort tools, stretches and moves if needed.
- Sharing my resources and lending library.
- A safe space to be heard and valued always
-Unlimited texts and phone calls from the moment you hire me.
-Comfort tools such as massage tools, rebozo, heat pad, comb, tea lights and more.
A Mama Tens Machine is available (this is an extra fee of $26 to pay for the new back pads for you to use)
-Continuous support and care
Physical, emotional and a peace of mind for your partner as well through it all.
- Technically On-call from 38 weeks until baby is born, but am available if you need me. If baby comes early and I am unable to attend, I have exceptional back up Doula’s who I will send on my behalf if I cannot make it.
-Photos and videos on your terms as agreed upon before labour begins.
After the Birth:
- Help with baby’s first latch/feed.
- A Birth Timeline for you to cherish for years to come.
-One, one-hour postpartum visit to see how you are adjusting. To debrief about your birth experience and to close our time together.
Your investment for outstanding support will look like:
* 2 payments of $600. One at signing of contract and again at 32 weeks. or 3 payments of $400 at signing of contract, and two other times before 36 weeks.
*Repeat clients will receive a $75 deduction!!
Please always reach out, $$ should never be an issue to get the support you deserve
BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM PACKAGE
This includes my entire Birth Doula Package and Postpartum Package "Get you on your feet”
This is the Best package to receive the utmost support you deserve!
2 payments of $800 or 3 payments of $533.33
The early days of parenting can be very overwhelming, I get it. I’ve been there and I want to be there for you!
My goal as a Postpartum Doula is to provide the best educated information and care that I possibly can to you and your family.
Postpartum Care are customized and may Include:
- Emotional and Physical support
- Scheduling and routine assistance
- Education about newborn care (how to care for, bath, sooth and swaddle your babe)
- Infant feeding support, breast, pumping or bottles. I’m here for it all.
- Referrals when and if needed.
The house!?! Don’t worry about the little things such as the dishes, laundry, and organizing, I can do that! And I enjoy that!
Your job is to recover, rest and bond with your new babe!
Get You On Your Feet:
12 hours for only $420 to be
used in the first 6 weeks of
baby's birth day. This is daytime pricing. 3 shifts for 4 hours each day.
I Want A Couple Extra Hugs:
24 hours for $840 to be used
in first 12 weeks of birth, day time pricing.
Are you looking for overnight support?
Minimum 6 hour shift. 10pm to 4am or 10pm to 6am. @ $38 an hour.
**Add more hours at an hourly rate of $35 for daytime and $38 an hour for overnights.
-Support throughout your pregnancy via phone, text, or email
-1 Prenatal in home visit/zoom to discuss preferences and to discuss what all happens in the O.R.
-on-call period from 38-40 weeks
-labour and delivery support- physically and emotionally (if labour starts
before your scheduled date, I will be with you)
- Help you settle after surgery
-Postpartum/post surgery care. Snacks, heat/cool comfort.
-Support and assist your partner through it all
-Help with baby's first latch
How can a Doula help me?
As your Doula I will help you determine your goals for your birth. I will respect, inform and nurture your hopes and goals. We will work through any fears together. I can be your sounding board and your coach. Once labour starts I will be by your side from start to finish and beyond.
If I have a Midwife, why do I need a Doula?
Doula's are trained for emotional support and to provide comfort measures for you and your partner during labour all stages of labour. Midwives are incredible and medically trained and are the experts in labour. Their priority is to maintain the well being of you and your baby during labour and delivery. Midwives provide labour support, typically when your labour has progressed to 3-1-1. Doula's come a lot sooner.
Midwives and Doula's work wonderfully together! Lets build the best Birth Team to support you!
What if I want an Epidural?
Many clients who want an epidural in their birth plan still hire a Doula! Epidurals are a great tool to have available. I will share evidence based information regarding the benefits and risks of an epidural. Being informed is important to me. I will come to your home to support you during early labour if needed and will guide you along to the hospital. It's good to keep in mind that sometimes labour progresses quickly, so knowing other comfort measures is very important. As your Doula I will help you breathe and relax with the intensity of labour if your epidural is delayed or unavailable.
It's a Big Investment
It’s true, my support is an investment. If you consider the peace of mind and support during the time of unknowns and uncertainty, my physical/emotional and psychological support will make it worth the investment. I promise! I would encourage you to read my reviews to understand the value of my services.
Some insurance providers cover some or all of the costs of Doula support.
I believe in medical freedom and body autonomy. I will support you 100%. No matter your medical choices.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you say,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
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