Prenatal and Birth Care:
My Birth Services include 2-3 prenatal visits to discuss your birth, baby, and any other information you would like about becoming (a) parent(s).
We will cover previous birth history and your current pregnancy, comfort measures for labour, basic birth physiology, informed consent, hospital policies, procedures, and interventions, medication and pain relief options, as well as breastfeeding and infant care. You will receive help if wanted with creating birth, breastfeeding and baby care plans. You will receive an information package with helpful resources, links, book recommendations, and local information at the first visit. Some of the material you will keep, and some is in a “lending binder” form that you can borrow and will be returned on your last prenatal visit.
I will attend your child’s birth as a steady support system for you and your loved ones in attendance. I will introduce and use relaxing, focusing, and other gentle labour techniques to assist you in achieving your desired birthing experience. I will offer constant physical and emotional support in any way I can, as well as help you follow your birthing plan as fully as possible.
As I am also a birth photographer http://www.dasherroseimagery.ca I will take candid shots of your birth if the opportunity arises. You will receive 25-50 editted images on a disk.
I also offer information on cloth diapering, babywearing, co-sleeping, circumcision, vaccination, lotus birth, and placenta encapsulation. Just Ask!! Also check out the Resources page of this website for informative internet links on these subjects.
Postpartum and Family/Baby Care:
You will then receive support as you adjust into the roles of (a) new parent(s). I will support and encourage you in breastfeeding, some postpartum needs, and baby care essentials. Your will receive 3-5 (or less if not needed) postpartum visits whenever it is convenient for you. Usually I will arrange to visit you the day after your birth to make sure you are comfortable and adjusting well unless you prefer to be alone for the first few days, then a follow-up visit within 2 weeks following your birth as well as a 6 week closing appointment to discuss your birth story and how you feel about your birthing experience. You will receive any photos I take on a disk, and a written birth story from my notes and perspective.
After the postpartum visits you are welcome to contact me at anytime for additional support by phone or email.
I am a certified hypnobabies hypno-doula assisting couples who are planning to have a hypno-birth. My training has prepared me to flow and move within the ideas and concepts of hypnobirthing to assist the birthing woman and her partner in achieving their birthing plans.
I offer placenta services for clients and non-clients, please contact me for more information. I offer a few different placenta services including encapsulation, raw preparations and placenta/umbilical cord printing, I have Foodsafe and will handle your placenta with the proper sanitation methods. I also have information and the products to help you achieve a beautiful Lotus Birth.
Level 1 Reiki
I am a level 1 certified Reiki practitioner. Reiki can be used wonderfully during preconception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum for healing and relaxing benefits. I offer reiki session in the comfort of your home for clients and non-clients. Please see the Reiki Sessions under the services tab above.
Aromatherapy and Herbology for Women
I am currently training with Birth Arts International to be able to confidently use aromatherapy and herbology to aid you in your pregnancy, labour/birth, and postpartum care.
Costs and detailed service descriptions will be available through a short phone or email interview, please see the Contact Me page for information.
I truly believe that every woman deserves loving and gentle motherhood care before, during, and after the birth of her child. I believe in this so strongly that I will never turn away a client in need due to monetary issues. If finances are an issues we will work together to find a solution, you will never be turned away because of financial struggles. If you are in your teenage years and expecting a child you may qualify for discounted or volunteer services. Low income and military families may also qualify for a discount.
25% Discount if you are also taking the Full 6 Week Childbirth Education Course
*** If I am unable to be your doula due to scheduling issues, I will help you find a doula***