Birth and Babe
Doula Services

providing doula support IN mississauga, Oakville,
Burlington, Milton, Waterdown and Hamilton

Hello Beautiful!

Pregnancy and parenthood can make you feel many different emotions whether it’s your first babe or fourth!

These can be good feelings or maybe some not so good feelings like being anxious and stressed (this can be a big transition, after all!) but with the right support and knowledge, that anxiety and stress can be greatly reduced with a Birth Doula or a Postpartum Doula.

MY MISSION

“It takes a village!”  A long time ago it would be the norm to have your sisters, aunts, mother, grandmother and friends rally around you during pregnancy, labor and postpartum to support you and help you through it all. However, these days it’s not so common as everyone has very busy lives and some women just don’t have that support system or those people in their life. 

At Birth and Babe, you will find the support you need prenatally, during your labor and thereafter into parenthood. A Doula is the perfect investment for you and your family to get you off to the best possible start to this amazing journey your about to embark on!

What happens when a Doula attends your birth?

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reduction of cesarean rate
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shortened labour
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reduction of Pitocin use
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reduction of epidural

what do birth doulas offer?

Physical
Support


Hands on comfort measures, position ideas, massages and breathing techniques will greatly reduce pain, increase relaxation, maintain a sense of control and confidence.

Emotional
Support


Supporting your emotional health, decisions and wishes - contributes to you feeling empowered and having a positive birth experience.

Informational Support + Advocacy

Providing valuable evidence-based information so you're ready to make informed decisions and advocate for the best care.

Partner
Support


Making sure your partner, friend or relative is emotionally and physically supported too so that they can be as involved as they'd like and have a positive experience too.

“If a Doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

– Dr John H. Kennell

what do postpartum doulas offer?

Physical
Support


Helping to ease your load whether it's doing your baby's laundry or preparing healthy, simple and nourishing meals.

Emotional
Support


Encouraging and being there to listen to you, or just to have a laugh can make your journey to parenthood that much more positive.

Information + Support


Providing evidence-based information for newborn care along with support for breastfeeding or bottle feeding, and soothing techniques.

Partner + Sibling Support


Helping the family adjust and settle in as a new baby can be a big transition for the siblings and even parents.

SERVICES

Are you expecting and want more support? Click here for more information about the birth doula support you will receive from Birth and Babe.

Do you have a newborn and want extra support? Click here for more information about the postpartum doula support you’ll receive from Birth and Babe.

Frequently asked questions

No, a Doula does not replace the medical personnel looking after you during your pregnancy and birth. I do not perform any medical testing or procedures. Instead, I work alongside with them and it makes a great team! 

Your partner knows you better than anyone else so they will be extremely helpful for you! 

However, your partner may not remember everything from those prenatal classes (it can be a lot to take in after all!). I will be there to remind your partner of different ways they can help you, or we can both help you. A Doula not only supports the mother, but supports the partner too – even if it means grabbing them a meal so they don’t have to leave your side.

Absolutely! It’s your choice 110% and I support whatever decisions you make. Your support system doesn’t end just because you have an epidural – we can use a peanut ball and other comfort measures to try to keep labor progressing nicely.

Of course, Doulas have been working in hospitals for years! There’s normally a two person limit for the birthing mothers support system during labor in hospitals so having your partner and Doula are completely fine.

Doulas are sometimes allowed in operating rooms for support. I will be able to keep you calm and relaxed, ease any anxiety you may have surrounding the cesarean. If I am unable to be with you during surgery, I can keep you company after and give you support while your partner may be with your baby in the nursery. I can also help you after with the skin to skin process which is very important for breastfeeding, bonding, and temperature of your baby.

Having a Doula isn’t only beneficial for the birthing mother but for the partner as well. If they want to be more involved in messaging, hip squeezes, etc. then I can get them water or a meal so they don’t have to leave your side. I can do the comfort measures, relaxation techniques, etc if maybe your partner needs a rest. If it’s a bit of a longer labor, your partner can have a nap knowing you are not left alone and unsupported. A Doula will fill that gap there to ensure you are both well supported.

I offer a free in-home consultation with no obligations, this is a great way for your partner to meet me and ask any questions they may have about receiving Doula support.

Pregnancy and parenthood can come with so many expenses like the stroller, high chair, diapers, bottles, crib, etc which now you’re wondering if a Doula is worth the money or if you can afford it.

A Doula provides undivided support and attention to you and your partner from the moment you hire them. I will be on call 24-7 leading up to your delivery, and then three weeks thereafter. We also have two in home visits to discuss your needs and wishes, learn relaxation techniques and comfort measures. I will be with you for your entire labor until baby is born and you are settled. I will also meet you once more for a postpartum visit within the first week baby is born. That’s a lot of hours your Doula puts in to ensure you are well supported both emotionally and physically, the benefits are immeasurable and worth every penny.

Cash, Cheque, EFT or Credit Card are all accepted. If a payment plan would make it easier for you to spread out the payments, that is always an option. Please contact me for more information. 

Still Unsure?

No worries!
I offer a free one hour in-home consultation (no obligation) so you can learn more and see if I would be a good match for you to ensure I'd be a great fit for not only you but your family.

SERVICE AREA

ATTENDING HOSPITAL AND HOME BIRTHS IN Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Waterdown and Hamilton.

Open Daily:  9am – 3pm

on call 24/7 for clients

info@birthandbabe.com

(647) 997-5263

 

 

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