Birth Doula Support
A birth doula provides unbiased and non-judgemental emotional and physical support during pregnancy and birth. Each pregnancy and birth are different and deserve individual attention- whether you are having a scheduled c-section, home-birth, VBAC or hospital birth.
We work with you and your family to provide the evidence-based information you need to make informed decisions prenatally by discussing your desires and needs, stages of labour and birth, comfort and relaxation techniques for labour, and creating a birth and postpartum plan.
During your birth, we provide continuous support, creating a safe and calm birthing environment and helping to normalize birth and calm fears.
Postpartum Doula Support
A postpartum doula nurtures mother and family in the first few weeks following birth by offering evidence-based education, companionship and non-judgmental support in order to build the confidence needed to make a smooth adjustment into parenthood.
Support is specific to each family, and can change from day-to-day and even hour-to-hour and is designed to fit individual needs, and can include, but is not limited to:
* Breastfeeding support
* Newborn care, including: bathing, swaddling, etc.
* Bonding and integrating baby into the family
* Infant soothing and sleep techniques
* Baby wearing and cloth diapering
* Mama wellness including post cesarean support
* Preparation of nutritious meals and snacks
* Light household tasks
* Care for multiples
* NICU support