Mama Bird Doula Services

I've completed the DONA Birth + Postpartum Training.

Current CPR Certificate through Lifesaving Society

Breastfeeding Workshop for Doulas, DONA

I offer online prenatal and postpartum visits to suit your needs.


 

Birth Package:

  • free initial 1 hour consultation

  • 2-3 prenatal visits between 35 and 38 weeks where we discuss in detail fears, concerns, wishes during labour and birth, pain relief, comfort techniques, breathing exercises, how I can support your partner and so much more

  • labour support from when you call for me to come until the birth of the baby

  • 2 hours immediate postpartum care wherever you birth

  • 2-3 postpartum home visits within two weeks after birth

  • birth pool rental

Postpartum Package: 

  • in home care for set hours over a set block of time

  • light housekeeping: empty dishwasher, load/unload washing machine/drier etc.

  • light meal prep: make a meal or snack for mom to eat while nursing, make tea or coffee

  • assist in newborn care: bathing, changing diapers, breastfeeding, formula feeding, baby wearing/wrapping

  • tend to baby while parents rest

  • breastfeeding support

  • reflect on labour and birth experience

Birth + Postpartum Combination Package:

  • combine all the care of birth package with postpartum package

  • book in 2-3 hour blocks for quality care

  • length of postpartum contract can be determined based on families needs

Postpartum planning 101: 

  • A one-time meeting designed to help you make a postpartum recovery plan (4+ hours)

  • includes tips on body recovery and healing, nutrition, postpartum rituals, nesting stations, hormones and feelings, family support, finding your village, breastfeeding support, baby wearing and sleeping

online Packages:

  • the prenatal side of doula care from the comfort of your own home (discuss fears, options, pain management etc.)

  • postpartum visits via Skype to check in on your care. Of course, in person visits are valuable, but so is talking to someone who has the time to listen and offer evidence based help and care

birth pool rental:

  • La Bassine Birth Pool

  • Easy to set up with included pump to inflate and deflate, NEW liner, hose and thermometer all in its own carry bag

  • 25” deep to create buoyancy and allow movement for different positions while in the pool

  • Rentals based on availability

TENS MACHINE RENTAL:

  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

  • Consists of flexible stimulating pads connected by wires to a small, handheld, battery-operated device that generates electrical impulses to help with back pain associated with labour.

  • Machine can be used and controlled by the birthing person in all stages of labour. (Cannot be worn in water)

  • Rental includes handheld unit with neck string, new electrodes (pads), extra batteries, info guide, carry case

 

Please click here to arrange a free consultation and we can discuss in detail what doula care looks like for you and the associated fees. 


As a birth + postpartum doula I can:

  • discuss all birthing and labour options from positions, standard procedures and the choices you have throughout it all

  • provide comfort measures during labour

  • assist in acquiring the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about your care

  • help you write your birth and/or postpartum plan and determine what to include

  • support you emotionally, mentally and physically with continuous labour presence

  • provide support and gentle guidance to your partner

  • advocacy support to help you communicate your preferences and wishes

  • support you in home, at birth center or in hospital, including epidural support, induction support and cesarean births

  • immediate postpartum care wherever you birth

  • in home postpartum visit to help integrate baby into the home, answer any lingering questions, reflect on the birth and process the experience as well as assist with newborn care and breastfeeding (postpartum package includes longer care)

A doula does not:

  • perform clinical tasks such as blood pressure, fetal heart checks, vaginal exams; the midwife or caregiver performs these

  • act as a nurse or midwife or deliver your baby; I'm there for support and non-clinical care

  • judge the choices you make; I am there to support you in your decisions and choices

  • speak on your behalf or make decisions for you; I help advocate for your wishes and goals

  • take over for your partner; I can comfort the partner, explain what's going on around them, suggest or gently remind ways to help you