Birth Doula Services
Cochrane, Calgary 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 and their partner. 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.
"Bethany was a life-saver for me during my wife's labour...Bethany's calm demeanour and exceptional technical knowledge assisted us in attaining the goals of our birth plan. I highly recommend Bethany as a doula for your birth team!"
-Josh S., Birth Doula client
"I don't know how I would have survived without our amazing doula. Bethany is the kindest, sweetest, most supportive person you will ever meet and I am so grateful for everything she has done for our family. If anyone in Calgary is looking for a birth doula- there is not a better one out there.:"
- Nicole H., Birth Doula client
"Bethany is an exceptional doula. From our prenatal visits to the birth, and postpartum check-ins, she was helpful, informative, compassionate and essential. During our prenatal visits, she helped us plan our birth, think through all of our options, and provided us with resources and materials to make informed decisions. We chose to give birth at home with midwives, with whom she worked incredibly well. She was available to us as soon as we needed to call her during labour, and stayed with us until hours after the birth. She was an absolutely essential part of our birthing team, providing me with continued physical and emotional support through contractions, reminding me to breath, helping me through the pain, and offering position changes, different comfort measures, and making sure we stayed fed and hydrated. She provided amazing emotional and practical support for my husband as well, helping him to support me, providing guidance, and working seamlessly with him as a team to support me through the process. Her technical knowledge is outstanding, and her attention to detail and record keeping helped us fill in important details of our birth after the fact. Bethany could not be better suited to be a doula, as her calm, compassionate, focused demeanour made me feel so supported and safe. We could not recommend her highly enough to anyone considering a doula as part of their birth team."
-Kirsten P-S, Birth Doula client
Support can include:
Complimentary meet and greet
Unlimited phone, text and email support from time of hire.
On-call for your birth as of 38 weeks
2-3 prenatal visits
Provision of trusted, evidence-based resources
Assistance creating personalized birth wishes, postpartum family logistics plan and other planning/coping tools as desired/needed..
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
Complete Birth Doula support, as listed above:
Services from a certified Birth Doula can be covered by certain insurance policies. Please check with your provider for more details
Certified Birth Doula and member in good standing with DONA International