Basic Birth Services:

PRENATAL:

 

  • 2 prenatal visits at your home or other location;
  • 1 visit to clinic, hospital or birthing centre if desired;
  • Birth preferences (vision/wishes) information and consultation;
  • Basic birth education including access to Happy Healthy Child - Childbirthing Education DVDs (we are also CAPPA certified Childbirth Educators and offer regular classes!)
  • Unlimited email / text  / telephone consultation;
  • Guidance on non-clinical pain relief, partner support, prenatal yoga, breathing and natural comfort methods including acupressure and homeopathy;
  • Information on various clinical interventions as well as natural and holistic remedies for labour and birth preparation;
  • Free access to our lending library, massage tools and TENS machines;
  • If needed, referrals to amazing holistic practitioners that we've worked with, know and respect
  • A free prenatal yoga trial class at Dr. For Moms or Yoga Studio North
  • Priority access to our professional AQUABORN Birth pools (special client rates) if available

 

LABOUR AND DELIVERY:

 

  • As we are professional, full time Doulas - we are on call for you when you need us. Because we support each other as Doulas backing each other up, you know you have at least one, if not two doulas ready to answer questions or offer support when needed.
  • Support as needed during latent (early) labour;
  • Continuous Doula support services are included through active labour and delivery;
  • Preservation of a positive and peaceful birthing environment using non-medical support techniques including but not limited to the use of positioning, yoga, massage, etc.
  • A timeline of your birth detailing the main events
  • Photos and video (if desired) of the birth - all burned onto a keepsake CD with the birth timeline (or onto a USB key or dropbox)

 

POSTNATAL:

  • Immediate support following the birth up to 2 hours as this is the key time for bonding and we really want to ensure that mom feels comfortable with latching and baby has had a good feed before everyone goes to sleep!
  • 1-2 scheduled postpartum visits.
  • If you wish, we will totally welcome you into our village and be there for you to listen, share stories, advise and brainstorm as needed or if desired :)

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE:

 

 

  • A written birth story documenting our journey together right through to the birth and first hours of life $200 (Click here to learn more about these and to read one of our home birth stories!)
  • Birth Pool rental $150 - includes set-up and take down and everything you need for a birth pool right down to the fish net! (a $100 savings)
  • Swellmama Ombaby Birth Education weekend - everything you need to know about birth! $200 (a $100 savings - and we are CAPPA certified Childbirth Educators and having an amazing birth education 10 week session or weekend intensive workshop that are both practical and enjoyable!)
  • Sacred Birth Journey for Couples classes - $200 (a $75 savings)
  • Sacred Pregnancy weekend mini retreat - $275 (a $85 savings)
  • Postpartum Doula Services: Postpartum services are usually scheduled for mornings or afternoons 2.5-3hrs ish at a time. $40/hr, $375 for 10h postpartum support, $500 for 15h postpartum or $625 for 20h postpartum support.  I am currently only accepting  postpartum doula clients with whom either myself, Meagan or Kerri have birthed with.