What do I do as a doula?
I hold space for families on one of the toughest, most beautiful, life changing days they will experience.
I am your unbiased, unwavering source of information, support and love when you need it most. Your rock when you want to fall apart.
I hold your hand, massage your back, support your tired body as you change positions. I whisper reassurances, options and understanding. I help your partner attend your birth and support in a way that is comfortable to them. I give you peace when things get tough, and guidance while you figure out life with a newborn.
My job is to make you feel safe, supported, embraced even, on the day you meet your little one.
Your birthing days are once in a lifetime experiences.
As your Winnipeg doula, I'm here to help you create positive empowering memories-- whatever those look like to you.
A doula is a trained and experienced labor companion. She's a birth professional whose goal is a positive birth experience for you.
As your Winnipeg doula, we will prepare together during pregnancy, and then I will meet you during active labor and provide encouragement and assistance during your birth.
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A doula is there for you no matter what your ideal birth looks like.
From planned epidurals or cesarean births in the hospital to homebirth parties or hypnobirthing at the Birth Centre, I'm there to support the birth you want. And if you're not really sure yet, that's ok too! We'll talk during your pregnancy and I'm there to answer any questions you may have.
You tell me your hopes and I'm there to encourage, empower and support you.
Always included in your Winnipeg Doula package:
A consultation to meet and get to know one another
Two in person prenatal meetings
Unlimited telephone, email and text message support
Informational Resources and Handouts
24/7 on call support
A backup doula always available
Attendance at your birth regardless of length
Labor support including massage, counterpressure, position and relaxation tips and more
Postpartum support until 2 hours after birth
Help initiating breastfeeding and ongoing breastfeeding support
Postpartum visit to discuss the birth and any questions you have
Assistance with babywearing
Newborn care guidance and reassurance
Someone on your side no matter what twists and turns your birth experience may take