Doula Services And Lactation Support

 

What's a Doula?

This is one of those things that can be searched online and it will tell you the technical definition and it will go into stats and lots of facts about quicker labours, lower chances of c-section and a more enjoyable experience.

So in my own words… a doula is a birth coach, it’s someone (usually a woman) who is there with you from advancing labour, to birth and beyond.  Having a doula present in NO way takes away from your partners role. My job as your doula is to help your partner to support the you. I also can step in and support you while your partner rests or gets food. In order for your labour to be a great experience it’s important that you surrounds yourself with great support.

In TV land we see the dramatic water break, the rush to the hospital, the screaming and here’s baby.  If you’ve never had a child this may be your only image of birth.  Truth is some people may have this birth but most first time moms labour can last DAY’s, from those first pre labour pains to the moment of holding baby. A doula is a guide on the journey. I help mom and support mom's partner.  I am a resource at all hours and provide information when needed.

What do I offer? 

As a Doula I have an amazing network to ensure that no matter what, you have the support you need.

I offer three packages for doula services.

 

Doula:  $950

Services included:

Consultation

2 Pre labour in home visits

Guidance with a birth plan

15 hours of Labour support

Basic Breastfeeding support at place of birth for the first hour after delivery.

1 Post birth home visit

A written birth story of your journey.

 

Add On:

Additional Breastfeeding support for $250

Includes an extra pre labour visit that covers breastfeeding, additional time after babies born for support as well as a within 24 hours in person follow up to help with establishing a good latch.  Additionally, on call for support for one more week regarding lactation concerns and latching.

 

Doula with a hint of Professional Photographer: $1500

Services included:

Consultation

2 Pre labour in home visits

Guidance with a birth plan

15 hours of Labour support

Breastfeeding support

1 Post birth home visit

Professional Photos taken (WHEN possible) focus during labour is supporting mom and birth partner.

A written birth story of your journey.

20 Digital files professionally edited in color and black & white

A 6x6 Album of your 20 images

Optional online blog with a slideshow of your 20 images sharing your birth story from my perspective.

 

Professional Photographer with a hint of doula: Starts at $1700

Services included:

Consultation

1 Pre labour in home visits

Guidance with a birth plan

Photographer from 5-7 cm dilated to 1-2h after birth

Breastfeeding support in hospital

60 images professionally edited in color and black and white. 

8x8 or 8.5x11" Album of 60 images

**Add a maternity OR newborn session with 10 images for $300 or add a maternity AND newborn session with 10 images from each session for $500

 

Bonus Add on to any package:

Discounted rates for Maternity, Fresh 48 and/or Newborn sessions available with doula services.

 

Certified Lactation Counselor Support.

Breastfeeding Preparation

Group Class $150 (Couple) or Private Class $250 (Couple)

Classes are offered as either one 4-hour class on a weekend or two 2-hour classes on weeknights.

Contact to get more information on Breastfeeding Preparation Classes.

 

Breastfeeding Support $500

Support Package: 2-hour meeting to cover some of the basics of breastfeeding and what to expect.

In hospital or home support to help get breastfeeding off to a great start.

On Call support via text/email and phone for the first two weeks of baby’s life.

 

Breastfeeding Consultation and Help $350

Support Package:  2 visits in the first 10 days of life to help get breastfeeding off to a great start. Follow up support for the first two weeks via text and email.