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Birth Doula Packages


The First-Time Mother Package
(also for Moms wanting a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

Three Prenatal Meetings:

  • 1st meeting: getting to know you--at this meeting we will focus on your health history, what you want to learn, how to maintain optimal health, your hopes and dreams for this birth, your concerns. The first meeting should take place at approximately 36 weeks pregnant; however, we can meet sooner than that if you prefer.

  • 2nd meeting: we will cover labour and birth from what labour looks, feels, and sounds like; when to go to the hospital or Birthing Centre; how to cope with the sensations of labour; and dealing with hospital protocols.

  • 3rd meeting: we will discuss the moments after birth, breastfeeding, parenting once at home with your baby.

These meetings take anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours depending upon your questions and needs. I want you to feel as confident and as well informed as possible.

Attendance at Your Birth: I will be available for you from the time you are having good, strong contractions until you have birthed your baby. Depending upon where you live and/or your personal situation, I can provide non-clinical home support (meaning I do not monitor your baby or examine you, but rather get a sense of how your labour is progressing based upon your own unique skills) until you feel ready to go to your chosen place of birth, or I could meet you directly there.

One Postpartum Meeting: a follow-up meeting within a week of your baby's birth to ensure you are healing, weathering the transition into parenthood comfortably, and that breastfeeding is going well. I can provide resources when necessary.

Phone and Email Support: available to you according to your needs--you will arrange with me as your doula when it is a good time for both of us to communicate.

COST: $950*



Experienced Mother Package

Two Prenatal Meetings:

  • 1st meeting: getting to know you--at this meeting I will focus on your health history, what support you need, how to maintain optimal health, your hopes and dreams for this birth, and a review of your past birth experiences. The first meeting should take place at approximately 36 weeks pregnant; however, we can meet sooner than that if you prefer.

  • 2nd meeting: a refresher in labour and birth, and integrating a new child into the family
    experiences, listen to birth stories, and form friendships.

Attendance at Your Birth: I will be available for you from the time you are having good, strong contractions until you have birthed your baby. Depending upon where you live and/or your personal situation, I can provide non-clinical home support (meaning I do not monitor your baby or examine you, but rather get a sense of how your labour is progressing based upon your own unique skills) until you feel ready to go to your chosen place of birth, or I could meet you directly there.

One Postpartum Meeting: a follow-up meeting within a week of your baby's birth, to ensure you are healing, weathering the transition into parenthood comfortably, and that breastfeeding is going well. I can provide resources when necessary.

Phone and Email Support: available to you according to your needs--you will arrange with me as your doula when it is a good time for both of us to communicate.

 

COST: $925*



Birth-Only Support

Occasionally, a mother/couple will only be interested in hiring a doula for labour support, without the prenatal or postpartum contact.

 

COST: $750*



I am available for extra meetings or birth classes if you so desire. The fee is $75 per additional 1.5-hour session*. Extra postpartum support, if requested, is $35 per additional hour*. If you desire me to take photographs using your camera, there will be an extra charge of $100 added to the total fee for the package selected*.

* $450 down payment on agreement; balance due upon completion of services. Listed fees do not include applicable taxes.