I am a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula providing
support during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period.
My mission is to provide you with professional
Doula services with evidence
based advice. I will support you in your decisions and
ensure that you feel confident and empowered,
before, during and after your birth.
I have been married to my husband since July 7th, 2007. We have 2 beautiful daughters and 1 son who completes our family tree.
My passion for Doula work came quickly after my first child was born in 2010. The continuous emotional and physical support I received during labour was empowering. My Doula helped me find my strength and confidence throughout my pregnancy and delivery. I don't want people to fear labour but to turn that pain into power ride each wave with confidence and strength. When you are surrounded by people you trust and who believe in you, all things are possible.
I enjoy travelling, camping, playing softball, supporting
small local businesses, playing cards, games,
puzzles and crocheting.
HOW CAN A DOULA HELP ME?
As your Doula I will help you determine your goals for your birth. I will help you navigate any fears you might have. I can help clarify information you receive from the Doctors, nurses or Midwives. 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. Midwives are medically trained and their priority is to maintain the well being of you and your baby during labour and especially during delivery. Midwives absolutely provide labour support - they do - they just have more responsibilities that must take priority. Having a Doula is a great asset to your birth team to consistently be by your side. Midwives and Doula's work wonderfully together!
WHAT IF I WANT AN EPIDURAL?
Many clients who want an epidural in their birth plan still hire a Doula. I will direct you to information regarding the benefits, risks and side effects of an epidural. Being informed is important. I will come to your home to support you during early labour if needed and will guide you along to the hospital. It's also good to keep in mind that sometimes labours progress too quickly to receive an epidural, or the anesthesiologist may be unavailable. In this situation as your Doula I will help you 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 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’m happy to answer any additional questions.
WHAT I OFFER
LETS HAVE COFFEE
All pregnancies are unique and that’s why I work with each client to develop a customized plan for your pregnancy and birth. Let me explain how I can support you through the journey of pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period as a new family over a cup of tea or coffee.
BIRTH DOULA PACKAGE
- Up to 2 In Home Prenatal Visits. (1-2 hours long)
1st visit is to get to know you and your partner,
to discuss your desires for birth. The 2nd visit will be about preparing you
for labor; mentally, physically and emotionally.
- Sharing multiple resource
-Unlimited Phone calls and text
-Comfort tools to use while in labour such as my
rebozo, heat pad, massage tools
-Supporting your partner
-Support through Cesarean birth
-On-call from 38 weeks until babe is born
-I will take photos/video on your terms
- A Birth Timeline for you to cherish for years to come
-1 - 1 hour postpartum visit to see how you and baby are transitioning
and to debrief about your birth experience.
* Add on a 3-4 minute birth video story for $50
-Support throughout your pregnancy via phone, text, or email
-1 Prenatal in home visit to discuss preferences and birth options
-on-call period from 37-40 weeks
(4 weeks in total)
-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
Pregnancy, birth and the early days of parenting can be scary and stressful. I get it. I’ve been there. I had the support I needed and I want to return that to other families.
I will support you and your family and provide the best information and care that I can.
My goal is to ease stress, anxiety and fears. Don’t worry about a thing, think of me as your helpful, knowledgeable mom or granny ;) I am there to shower you with love, comfort and support.
Let me make you a cup of tea, tidy your house, do your laundry, take care of baby while you get some much needed sleep or time to yourself to have a nice shower or bath while I am there.
Get You On Your Feet:
12 hours for only $360 to be
used in the first 6 weeks of
baby's birth day.
minimum 4 hour shifts.
I Want A Couple Extra Hugs:
24 hours for $700 to be used
in first 12 weeks of birth.
** Add hours at an hourly rate of $30
**Travel charges may apply.
Proudly supporting single, LGBTQ, surrogates, POC and heterosexual parents
as they find their way with their growing family.
BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM PACKAGE
This includes my Birth Doula Package and Postpartum package "Get you on your feet" at a discounted rate.
“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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