Birth & Postpartum Doula

What's a Birth Doula?

trained & experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a family before, during and shortly after childbirth  to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

Benefits of having a Birth Doula:

- 50% reduction in caesarean rate

- 25% shorter labour and less complications

- 60% reduction in epidural requests

- 30% reduction in pain medication use

- 40% reduction in forceps delivery

- 40% reduction use of Pitocin

- Reduction in the use of forceps and vacuum

- Higher self-esteem, less anxiety and less depression at 6 weeks postpartum

- Babies are healthier and breastfeed more easily

"Doulas have a positive impact on the well-being of the entire family"

A Doula provides the evidence-based information you need to make informed decisions and create a safe and calm birthing environment.

What do Birth Doulas do?

- Accompany families in labour to facilitate a safe and satisfying birth experience.

- Offer emotional and informational support to clients throughout pregnancy, labour & birth, and the early postpartum period.

- Offer physical support to clients during labour & birth.

- Become a support team with other support persons (if present) and offer support to them as well.

- Help to ensure the client's voices and choices are being heard and respected.

- Provide reassurance and perspective to families.

- Aim to normalize pregnancy and birth.

- Offer continuous support (no shift changes) in all areas outlined above, as well as supporting client's choices and decisions 100% around pregnancy, labour & birth, and the early postpartum period.

- Doula's work for the family, not the family's health care provider or hospital.

What Birth Doulas DON'T do:

- Perform clinical tasks.

- Make decisions for families (clients).

- Speak to care providers and/or medical staff on behalf of families (clients) regarding matters where health care decisions are being made.

- Replace other support persons (partners, mothers, etc.) throughout pregnancy, labour & birth, and early postpartum period.

- Transport clients in Doula's vehicles, no matter the circumstances.

- Offer opinions or biased suggestions.

- Make judgements about families' decisions.

What is a Postpartum Doula?

A postpartum Doula nurtures the family in the first few weeks following birth by offering evidence-based education, companionship and non-judgemental support in order to build the confidence needed to make a smooth adjustment into parenthood.

* A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space.

* Extended payment plans available.