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I am a professionally trained and 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 understanding. What does this look like you might be thinking?
Well, when you feel unsure of things, I will reassure you.
If you’re not sure of something, I will help you navigate through it.
When your partner needs a rest, I will be there with you. When your partner is feeling overwhelmed, I will be there for them also.
I will share my knowledge, passion and experience with you so you can feel mentally, emotionally and physically prepared for when labour begins.
My mission is to provide you with calm, connected comfort 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 our sweet rainbow son who completes our family of 5.
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 personally empowering and so needed! I didn't know the value of a doula's role until I had one myself. I provide that same passion and support to the families I serve. I share my heart and soul to help you achieve your goals.
I enjoy playing cards, getting together with friends, playing softball, watching my children play ball, and reading a good book by a campfire or sitting by a river.
2019 - DONA CERTIFIED Birth Doula.
2019 - Postpartum Doula training through DONA International.
2020 - Microbiome Course on the benefits and how incredible Breastmilk is.
2021 - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Workshop through PILSC.
2022 - CERTIFIED Postpartum Doula.
Member of the Calgary Doula Association since 2019.
The Secretary of the CDA.
Member of the Doula Association of Alberta since 2021
I am Insured through ProLink Insurance
What I Offer
A FREE MEET AND GREET
A meet and greet would be about a 30 minute zoom call to get to know one another.
All pregnancies and families are unique and that is what is so beautiful about the work that I do.
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, one via zoom.
-1st visit is around 32 weeks
The 2nd, is around 36 weeks
-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 $30) which will be invoiced out after birth.
-Continuous support and care.
Physical, emotional and a peace of mind for your partner as well.
-Photos and videos on your terms as agreed upon in our prenatal visits.
After the Birth:
- Support for up to 3 hours
- A Birth Timeline for you to cherish for years to come.
-One, 1 hour postpartum visit to see how you are adjusting, to debrief about your birth experience and to close our time together.
Your investment for my support will look like:
* 2 payments of $600. One at signing of contract and again at 32 weeks. If you prefer 3 payments, we can do that.
*Repeat clients will receive a $100 deduction!!
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 as you journey into parenthood
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.
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.
**Add more hours at an hourly rate of $40 an hour
-Support throughout your pregnancy via phone, text, or email
- 1 postpartum shift of 4 hours to support you as you settle in at home with your new baby after surgery.
-1 Prenatal zoom call 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 for your partner as well.
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 body autonomy and medical freedom. It is very important to me that you feel comfortable with everything that happens
No matter your medical choices you deserve to be supported no matter what.
“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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