you want to feel confident heading into labour.
Whether you’re a first-time parent or have been on this crazy ride before, you deserve support! As your doula, I’ll help you navigate the many decisions you face as you prepare for the big day – and beyond!
But first, wondering what a doula is?
Don’t worry, there’s no judgment here! A doula is like your own personal tour guide through pregnancy, labour, and birth.
As your doula, I’m ALL in on supporting you with physical, emotional, and informational support as your delivery date draws near.
If you’ve got a bazillion questions about pregnancy or the birth process, ask away! My goal is to help you feel calm, confident, and empowered as you prepare for your baby.
Because if you hadn’t received the memo …
Giving birth is an experience like no other.
It’s a maze of ups, downs, and unpredictability and as your doula, I’m here to help guide you through it with unbiased, continuous support. From the moment you hire me as your birth doula, I become available to answer your questions, provide you with evidence-based information (if you want it), and reassure you every step of the way.
I also visit your home for prenatal meetings where I can help you go over birth preferences, answer questions, and show you and your birth partner easy, effective comfort measures and pain-coping strategies for the birth. (These visits are always informative and fun)!
As your birth doula I’ll meet you where you’re at with a support plan that works for you
Design your ideal package:
All of our labour support (doula) packages include the following four core elements. Customize the base package with your choice of add-ons features for the perfect level of support for your growing family. Prices are subject to HST.
BASE DOULA FEE: $1450 + HST
OPTIONAL DOULA PACKAGE ADD-ONS
Registered Massage Therapist, Birth Doula and Owner
Hey, I’m Lindsay (she/her) – a self-proclaimed Birth Nerd and cat meme enthusiast. I'm on a mission to help people have less painful pregnancies, better birth experiences and faster postpartum recoveries. I opened Guelph Prenatal Massage in hopes of creating a meeting place for pregnant people and their babies to get personalized care with their needs and desires at the forefront.
I never say no to coffee, love Halloween and when I'm not on call for babies - I can be found backcountry camping with my partner, Dave.
Let’s walk and talk, shall we?
Ok, maybe not possible through this screen! But if we do meet, you can tell me everything that’s on your wish list for your birthing journey. Of course, things don’t always go exactly as planned (because, #reallife), but I’ll do my best to help you create the journey you’re hoping for.
Choosing your birth doula is an extremely personal decision. You should feel like you’re in good hands and it’s the right fit. That’s why I offer a free, no-obligation-to-hire consultation where you can ask any questions about me and my services. If it’s a polite pass, no hard feelings. If you’re like, “Yep, she’s THE ONE” … great! I’ll be your biggest supporter through this crazy/fun/momentous time in your life!
"We were looking for birth support, but we also got compassionate encouragement, humour, friendship and celebration in our relationship with [Lindsay]."
“Having Lindsay at the birth of our son was the best decision we made. She paid attention to every detail, made sure she knew everything that I wanted for the birth so I could have the best birth experience possible. Her ways of helping you cope with the pain are amazing. She was always able to answer any questions we had and was always kind, caring and professional. Having her at the birth made it perfect.”
"I am so happy with our decision to hire Lindsay as our doula. She was informative, supportive, and wholeheartedly present to my husband and I during labour and delivery. She helped us plan for various birth outcomes and I believe she was a factor in my baby and I being able to have a VBAC. 100% bonus that her RMT skills are next level!"
"I had such a wonderful experience with Lindsay. She gave me warm and flexible support through this entire process. She is very knowledgeable in alternative and natural aids for natural childbirth. Lindsay massaged my back, suggested changing positions and reassured me through every contraction. Her calm voice was my pillar of strength. She motivated me to keep going."
Birth Doula Services for the Guelph/Eramosa, Fergus, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, and Acton area.
Why hello, neighbour! I support families in your area and would love to hear from you. Contact me to learn more about my birth doula services so we can get you properly prepped for baby!
Birth Doula Questions
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Disclaimer: The information shared in this post has been collected by me from credible sources (shared below). I am not a clinical therapist or medical doctor. I am happy to provide resources to anyone interested in learning more however, it is out of my scope of practice and knowledge to give advice, diagnose or counsel. …