There's no one way to birth a baby
I want every woman to have the opportunity to feel supported— no matter the outcome.
When you are pregnant, you are hyper-aware and sensitive. Therefore, birthing in an environment (wherever that may be) that is soothing to your senses and surrounding yourself with a team of people who you feel connected to can make the world of difference.
Finding the right doula for you can be a great add on to your birth experience.
Benefits of having birth support:
- Reduce stress and anxiety during labor
- Learn to use mindfulness + pain management techniques
- Receive constant support and encouragement
- Decrease risk of unnecessary interventions
package 1- womb
Imagine creating time and space to process your fears and dreams— whatever is coming up for you, we start there.
- 90 minute session (in Toronto or virtually)
- Simple summary with resources
- Email follow-up
package 2- birth
Ideal if you not only want to prepare for giving birth, but would like some calm assurance and guidance while you labour.
- Initial consultation
- Two prenatal at 30 and 36 weeks + a postnatal visit within first week
- On-call from 37-42 weeks with back up
Package 3- mother
Maximize a smooth transition by receiving support before, during and after baby comes. The ultimate gift.
- Birth package
- + 12 hours of postnatal care (value $720)
- Emotional, mental and physical support by regulated OT with over ten years experience in paediatrics
my own births
In March 2010 and 2012, I gave birth to both my daughters at home and am grateful for the positive experiences that I had (as I know that it doesn't always go as planned). For my firstborn, my husband was undergoing treatment for cancer up until three days before I gave birth (not easy) and despite this, we both rocked it. I believe it was all the preparation I had done and the support we had that made this possible. My second labor was faster (3.5 hours) and even though my daughter was 9.2 lbs with a significant shoulder dystocia, it was awesome. Both captured on film!
I believe there are many things that you can do to prepare for your upcoming birth just as you would for hiking up the Himalayas. It's an honour to be a guide along this mom + baby journey.
Curious about hiring me?
It doesn't cost anything to be in touch and so if you are intrigued, feel free to book a consult by clicking on the button where you will fill out a few questions. Once I have your information, you will receive an email or call from me within a couple of business days to schedule a time to meet for tea to answer any other questions you have and see if we're a good fit.
*If you have coverage for occupational therapy, you can be partially reimbursed.