Birth Doulas

A birth doula is like the sherpa that guides you up Mt. Everest. While you walk to the top on your own two feet, it is easier with a guide who knows the trail, the tricks of the trade, and can support your endeavour. This is the role of your birth doula – to guide, serve and support you during labour and childbirth.

  • Recognize childbirth as a life experience that women remember their entire lives
  • Understand the physiology of birth and the emotional and physical needs of women in labour
  • Can help women achieve a more satisfying birth experience
  • Can help women make the most out of their birth experiences, no matter how they unfold
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Birth Doula

$1250 + HST

  • 2 prenatal home visits
  • Preparation of your birth plan
  • 24-hour on-call availability from 37 weeks
  • Attendance at your birth
  • 1 postpartum visit
  • Loan of a TENS machine

After filling out the online doula request form, you will be contacted by one of our doulas to arrange a no-obligation interview.

Benefits of having a birth doula

Research has found that when a doula attends births, labours are shorter, there are fewer complications, and there is less need for oxytocin, forceps, vacuum extraction, pain medication, epidurals and cesarean deliveries.

  • 25% shorter labour
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests
  • 40% reduction in oxytocin use
  • 30% reduction in analgesia use
  • 40% reduction in forceps delivery
  • 50% reduction in the cesarean rate
  • mothers feel more in control and less anxious
  • increased chances of successful breastfeeding
  • reduced incidence of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders
  • greater satisfaction with childbirth, resulting in a more positive birth experience

(from “Mothering the Mother” by Marshall H. Kalau, M.D.; John H. Kennel, M.D.; and Phyllis H. Klaus, M.Ed., C.S.W.)