Mother and Baby

What can I expect from my Doula

The services doula’s provide, often include:

  • meeting before the birth to discuss your birth preferences or provide support to develop a birth plan.
  • access to books, videos and other resources on birth, breastfeeding and early parenting.
  • being on-call for you 24 hours a day, from the beginning of the 38th week and until you go into labour.
  • remaining with you continuously once labour has begun and until after your baby is born.
  • using non-medical comfort techniques for labour and birth including massage, breathwork, heat/cold therapy, hydrotherapy, positioning, guided visualization and enhancing privacy.
  • facilitating effective communication between you and your midwife/doctor.
  • documenting your labour and birth through a written birth log, photography or video as desired.
  • meeting with you after the birth to discuss the birth and provide you with support around early parenting issues.

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