Pregnancy and Labour Support

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Whether you’re a first-time parent or have been on this crazy ride before, you want to feel confident heading into labour.

As a 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 …

Birth is an experience like no other.

It’s a maze of ups, downs, and unpredictability and I’m here to help guide you through it with unbiased, continuous support. From the moment you hire me, I become available to answer your questions, provide you with evidence-based information (if you want it), and to reassure you every step of the way.

 

I provide registered massage therapy sessions in your home to help prepare you mentally and physically for birth as well as to help you recover in the immediate postpartum. 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)!

If it sounds personal, it is!

Choosing your 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!

Toronto Doula Support

Speaking of personal care, I’ll meet you where you’re at with one of these

3 Levels of Support:

The Essentials

All the fundamentals. This package is perfect for experienced parents who are primarily looking for labour support. This package does not include in-home massage.

  • Initial Consultation
  • On-call support (phone, text, email) for your entire pregnancy
  • 2 in-home prenatal visits (2 hours each)
  • Access to lending library and digital resources
  • Continuous support throughout your labour and birth
  • Use of TENS machine and other comfort measure tools
  • 1 postpartum home visit (2-3 hours)

INVESTMENT: $1,300.00 + HST

The Massage Package

The most popular package. Perfect for parents who are looking for more hands-on support in the prenatal period. This package includes 2 in-home massage therapy treatments. 

  • Initial consultation
  • On-call support (phone, text, email) for your entire pregnancy
  • 2 in-home prenatal visits (2 hours each)
  • Access to lending library and digital resources
  • 1 in-home, 2 hour birth prep massage therapy session
  • Continuous support throughout your labour and birth
  • Use of TENS machine and other comfort measure tools
  • 1 in-home postpartum visit (2 hours)
  • 1 in-home. 2 hour birth recovery massage therapy session

INVESTMENT: $1,700.00 + HST

The Prep Package

This package is for parents who are looking for support throughout their pregnancy and help preparing them for the big day. This packing does not include labour support but does include 1 in-home massage therapy session. 

  • Initial consultation
  • On-call support (phone, text, email) for your entire pregnancy)
  • Access to e-learning books and digital resources
  • 2 in-home prenatal visits (2 hours each)
  • 1 postpartum visit (2-3 hours)
  • 1 in-home, 2 hour birth prep massage therapy session

INVESTMENT: $800.00 + HST

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. 

 

It’s been proven that people with continuous support from a doula during labour are more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth, and cesarean births (Bohren et al. Cochrane Review, 2017).

Live in the Guelph/Eramosa, Fergus, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, or 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 doula services so we can get you properly prepped for baby!