Birth and the first few weeks of parenting are crucial in developing a happy, healthy family. With this in mind, my goal as a doula is for every expecting parent, new parent, and partner to be as prepared and confident that they are ready for what is to come.
I am pleased to offer my services as a labour doula, breastfeeding counselor, and postpartum doula to Ottawa families and to provide the highest level of care throughout your pregnancy, labour, and birth.
As a Labour Doula, the goal is to facilitate a positive birth atmosphere by providing informational, emotional and physical support during the pregnancy and labour. Prenatal visits are scheduled to help prepare the family for labour and delivery. Doula’s are not doctors therefore clinical support is not provided nor do I replace Midwives or Doctors.
Other ways I assist during the labour are:
As a Postpartum Doula, my goal is to “mother the mother”. The support I offer families in this period varies greatly but most importantly the end goal is to ease the growing family’s transition and allow them to become comfortable with the arrival of their new baby.
Here are some standard ways I help: