Birth is birth, no matter how it happens

Childbirth Education & Doula Support

Making a decision to have a doula means you are wanting to have a safe, empowered and memorable birthing experience. Childbirth education classes are combined with a birth doula experience, to take away the stress and the unknown.

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Please note: All of my care packages have been modified for COVID-19 times 

*Be Well, Families*

Essential Mama Bear Care

 

  • One complimentary virtual consult (usually about 45 minutes.)
  • Two virtual prenatal sessions, maximum 4 hours in total
  • Unlimited text, email and phone support
  • On-call support 1 week before your due date
  • Labour support, no 12 hour clause
  • Will stay with you up to 2 hours postpartum, assisting with breastfeeding
  • Up to two postpartum visits in your home; 2-3 hours each
  • Back up doula provided in the unlikely case I am unable to be present at your birth
  • You have access to my book lending library

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Premium Mama Bear Support

 

  • One complimentary virtual consult (usually about 45 minutes.)
  • Two – three virtual prenatal sessions, maximum 6 hours in total
  • Unlimited text, email and phone support
  • On-call support 1 week before your due date
  • Labour support, no 12 hour clause
  • Will stay with you up to 2 hours postpartum, assisting with breastfeeding
  •  2 postpartum visits in your home 3-4 hours each
  • On-call virtual support for the entire first month postpartum, between hours of 9am – 9pm
  • Back up doula provided in the unlikely case I am unable to be present at your birth
  • You have access to my book lending library

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Digital Mama Bear Doula

$500

 

In this time of Covid-19, I am offering virtual doula support for you. This includes:

  • 2 prenatal sessions in a Zoom meeting (2 – 2.5 hours each)
  • On call support at 39 weeks via text, email, phone, or Facetime
  • Facetime, phone and/or text support during labour and after birth
  • 6 hours virtual postpartum support, 1/2 hour sessions
  • You will have your own digital copies from our prenatal sessions
  • Access to reputable resources and other pregnancy programs

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Birth Education

$200

 

This childbirth and newborn education package is created for those who just want some extra care to gain more empowering information prenatally and postpartum. This package includes:

  • Minimum of 2 prenatal sessions (2 – 2.5 hours each)
  • Additional sessions are $50 per hour

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Description of Birth Doula Care

A pregnant mother with her child

Prenatal Sessions


  1. You will learn how to empower yourself during labour using BRAIN technique and other tips I’ll share with you.
  2. You will learn how to create a realistic birth plan.
  3. Discuss stages of labour, provide information about interventions.
  4. We will discuss your biggest concerns about labour, birth and life with a newborn.
  5. Talk about your postpartum plan.
  6. Show you some comfort measures I will use in labour, and teach them to your partner (if you have one.)
Giving birth with lots of support

During Labour


  1. Continual labour support unti 1-2 hours after the birth. I stay with you while hospital shifts switch, and you’re meeting various health care providers.
  2. I will cheer you on, keep you focused on your journey, be a rock for you, offer a perspective and options. I will stay calm and objective.
  3. I can suggest relaxation techniques, massage, apply acupressure, hydrotherapy, different positions, and other calming measures for comfort during labour.
  4. I will do my best to keep your birth space protected.
  5. I’ll probably (no, definitely!) shed tears of joy and pride when your sweet baby/ies is/are born.
A mother and her child

After Birth


  1. I’ll stay with you, offer to snap some pictures of your new family. I’ll make sure you are fed and comfortable.
  2. I’ll assist where I can with breast/chestfeeding. Using my intuition, I’ll sense the right moment to make my exit, giving you quiet time with your new family.
  3. A few days after your birth I will visit with you to see how you’re feeling, how your recovery is going, discuss the birth, offer feeding support (if needed), provide some community resources and admire your sweet baby.
  4. We can talk about your postpartum village and how you will go on with your day to day while caring for a baby.

Types of births I have assisted:

  • Families conceiving with Assisted Reproductive Technology and In Vitro Fertilization

  • High risk – cervical cerclage, placenta previa or on bed rest

  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth

  • Precipitous birth (baby born within less than 3 hours of regular contractions)

  • LGBTQ2S Families

  • Has other health issues (autoimmune illness or rare blood disorders for example.)

  • Over 40 years old

  • Size inclusive care

  • Perinatal and Postpartum mood disorders

  • Previous birth trauma, miscarriage and/or birth injury

  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home

  • Single parents

  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma

  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse

  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

  • Families of Colour

Want to have an empowered birth? Send me a message today!

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