Birth Doula Services

Cochrane, Calgary, Canmore/Banff, Airdrie and beyond

Your birth experience matters. As your Birth Doula, my primary responsibility is the non-medical support (physical and emotional) of the birthing person. Through assistance in planning, guidance to evidence based informational resources, comfort measures in labour, encouragement, empowerment and advocacy, I commit to being on your team and by your side throughout your unique birthing experience.

"Of all the ways birth outcomes could be improved, continuous labor support seems like one of the most important and basic needs for birthing people. Providing labor support to birthing people is both risk-free and highly effective. Evidence shows that continuous support can decrease the risk of Cesarean, the use of medications for pain relief, and the risk of a low five minute Apgar score. Labor support also increases satisfaction and the chance of a spontaneous vaginal birth. Continuous support may also shorten labor and decrease the use of Pitocin. Although continuous support can also be offered by birth partners, midwives, nurses, or even some physicians, research has shown that with some outcomes, doulas have a stronger effect than other types of support persons. As such, doulas should be viewed by both parents and providers as a valuable, evidence-based member of the birth care team." -Evidence Based Birth                                     (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/)

Support can include:

  • Complimentary meet and greet

  • phone, text and email support from time of hire. 

  • On-call for your birth 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date

  • 2-3 prenatal visits

  • Provision of trusted, evidence-based resources

  • Assistance creating personalized birth wishes, postpartum family logistics plan, and personalized birth affirmations for use in labour.

  • Continuous physical and emotional support through your complete labour and birth.

  • Partner support and guidance

  • Informal photos and/or videos of birth as requested

  • Initial breastfeeding support immediately after birth

  • One postpartum follow-up visit

Investment:​ 

Please connect with me through the 'contact' page for information on service pricing or to schedule a meet & greet. Virtual sessions currently available.

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