Initial consultation, 2-3 prenatal visits, unlimited email/phone support and 24/7 on call the weeks before your EDD,Labor and birth support followed by breast feeding support, post partum visit and a complimentary birth story as well as any photographs taken by me.
Labor, birth and breast feeding support with complimentary birth story and any phorographs taken by me.
*my labor preparation class is recommended for this package. It is a 1 hour group class vs the 2 prenatal one on one visits in the Emerald package
Prenatal visits helping to prepare you for labor, teaching techniques you and your partner can use together.
Post partum visit with breast feeding support
*All packages include email and phone suport*
Labor/Birth Support with Initial Breast Feeding Support Breakdown
I will provide early labor support at your request, including in your home.
I will remain with you once active labor has begun until after your baby is born and breatsfeeding is established
I can provide reassurance and perspective to you, make suggestions to help labor progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning, and other non-medical techniques for comfort and progression of labor.
I will strive to maintain a calm and relaxing birth environment.
I will draw on my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort, and communicate to you the information from the medical staff so you can make informed decisions throughout your labor and birth.
I will help to initiate the breastfeeding process, if you choose to breastfeed.
After the birth I will be available by phone or message if you have any concerns. If I cannot help, I will be able to find the appropriate person who can.
Post Partum Visit Breakdown
I will provide a post-partum follow-up visit where we can focus on breastfeeding and any struggles related to it, This will also be an opportunity for us to review your birth experience and I can answer any questions you may have or help you with anything you need post partum, I will provide information and emotional support.
I also offer Belly Binding, Rebozo and Belly mapping and coming soon Placenta Encapsulation
Numerous studies have shown that the presence of a doula at a birth results in:
~50% reduction in caesarean rates
~40% reduction in forceps deliveries
~25% shorter labors
~60% reduction in epidural requests
~40% reduction in oxytocin (pitocin) use
~better mother-infant bonding
~20% reduction in analgesia use
~reduced post-partum depression
I offer labor preparation classes in Edmonton, Beaumont and Leduc. Look for my next class A Touch of Doula on my website under classes or on my facebook page.