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Birth Connections is proud to offer both Labour and Postpartum Doula Services. We customize all of our packages so that they are tailored to fit your needs and those of your families.
what is a doula
A doula is a trained caregiver who provides physical and emotional support to a mother during labour and afterward. Doulas provide continuous care, unlike doctors and nurses that keep coming and going from the room. Doulas are trained in many different comfort techniques such as massage, acupressure, positioning and more, all to help mom throughout labour. But doulas aren't only there to provide support to mothers; they are there to support the partner as well. As doulas, we encourage the partner to take an active role in the comfort of the mother, and we are there to support and comfort both.
why have a
Studies have shown that when doulas provide labour support, women have shorter labours, fewer medical interventions, fewer caesareans, healthier babies and are more satisfied with their experience.
A labour doula is there to help you with your labour and delivery. She will visit you after the birth to help with anything you need but there is usually only one visit. A postpartum doula is someone who will help after the baby is born. She can assist you with breastfeeding, caring for a new baby and a new mom, cooking, cleaning, light errands, even sibling care. It is the job of the postpartum doula to make the transition be as smooth and as stress free as possible. The postpartum doula can even work evenings and nights, to help you with those difficult times in the middle of the night!
Doulas & Dads
Why We're a Great Team >
In years past, the fathers and partners were expected to wait in the waiting room. Now partners are expected to be actively involved. This can be very stressful for parents, especially if it is the first child. Many partners feel overwhelmed with emotions when they are solely responsible for providing support for the mother in labour. The doula is there to support both mother and partner. A doula can help give the partner the confidence and strength that is required to support a labouring woman.
All of our packages are tailored to fit your needs, but each package will include the following:
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All doula packages include:
Free Initial consultation
Two (2) prenatal meetings
24/7 Phone, email and text support
Dedicated 24/7 on call labour and birth support
Continuous, consistent Labour & Birth Support
Early labour support at home and by phone
Continuous support from home to your place of birth
Continuous support for the duration of your birth
Birth Photography (with client consent)
Assistance with breastfeeding and baby care by phone and text
One (1) postpartum visit
Costs Start at $800
Add workshops $40 per workshop ($25 saving)
Add Prenatal Class $125 (save $50)
Add extra Postpartum Visit $50 (2-hour)
Payments may be made in 2 payments, or monthly payments. All payments must be made by 3 weeks prior to your due date.
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It is our job to help you make the adjustment of a new baby as stress-free as possible. We provide in-home care and support for your family after the birth of your baby or babies.
Our services include:
Providing care for baby (giving you time to rest!)
Breastfeeding / Infant feeding support and education
assistance with light housekeeping and errands
Assistance with other children
Fees $25/hour daytime, $35/hour nights (starting at 8pm) & holidays. Support is provided at an hourly rate with a general minimum of 2 hours during the day and 6 hours overnight. Flat rates available with longer contracts.
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