Birth Doula

The journey of pregnancy is unique for every woman. Excitement, fear, frustration and joy are some of the many emotions experienced around this time. As a certified Birth Doula and licensed Naturopathic Doctor, I am here to support your mind, body, and spirit during this unique journey.

My goal as your Birth Doula is to help you engage in an empowered, safe and healthy childbirth experience. I am committed to helping parents define their deep vision for their birth and support them in creating the environment for that to unfold. Overall, I believe that it is a woman’s right to birth her baby where, with whom, and how she wishes.

 

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am a trained, licensed healthcare professional with specialized training in childbirth and perinatal care. I integrate standard doula practices with natural treatments for perinatal concerns and labour. Modalities may include nutritional and lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, supplementation,  acupuncture, homeopathic remedies, mindfulness therapies, hydrotherapy and more. 

Rates & Packages

FOR NEW PATIENTS: $1200.00

  • Visit #1 - Prenatal Appointment 1 (1.5 hours)  

  • Visit #2 - Prenatal Appointment 2 (two hours) - with partner - 

  • 24 hour on-call doula service via email, phone and text from week 36 until two weeks postpartum 

  • ​Continuous care during labour and birth

  • One to two hours of support directly after birth

  • One check-in phone call 1-2 days after birth 

  • Visit #3 - Postpartum home visit within the first 2 weeks after birth(2 hours) 

FOR EXISTING PATIENTS: $1000.00

  • Visit #1 - Prenatal Appointment 1 (one hour) 

  • Visit #2 - Prenatal Appointment 2 (two hours) - with partner- 

  • 24 hour on-call doula service via email, phone and text from week 36 until two weeks postpartum 

  • ​Continuous care during labour and birth

  • One to two hours of support directly after birth

  • One check-in phone call 1-2 days after birth 

  • Visit #3 - Postpartum home visit within the first 2 weeks after birth(2 hours) 

*As a government regulated healthcare profession, services provided are covered by most extended healthcare plans in Ontario. Please call or email for further information on cost breakdown. 

Benefits of a Birth Doula

Research has shown that there are MANY benefits to having a doula at your birth. There are also hundreds of women who can attest to the huge benefit they found from having doula support at their birth. Benefits include: 

 

  • Increased likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth 

  • Shorter labour time with less complications (averaged 40 minutes shorter labour with doula support)

  • Decreased likelihood for the need or request of pain medications and epidurals 

  • Less likely to require forceps or vacuum assisted delivery 

  • Decrease in risk for C-section 

  • Reduced negative feelings about the birth experience 

  • Less likely for babies to have lower Apgar scores at birth 

  • Improved breastfeeding outcomes

  • Improved maternal and fetal health 

 

References: 

  • D., M. P. Corry, et al. (2002). “The nature and management of labor pain: executive summary.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 186(5 Suppl Nature): S1-15.

  • Hodnett, E. D., S. Gates, et al. (2012). “Continuous support for women during childbirth.” Cochrane database of systematic reviews: CD003766.

  • Hofmeyr, G. J., V. C. Nikodem, et al. (1991). “Companionship to modify the clinical birth environment: effects on progress and perceptions of labour, and breastfeeding.” British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 98(8): 756-764.

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