What Do I Offer?
I offer an approach to supporting my clients that enables them to access all of my talents, and resources.
You may be spending many hours with your doula in the same room and it will be a particularly vulnerable time for you. It is important that you choose a doula you feel very comfortable with. Please browse the site and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. After our first interview, please call me if you have further questions, or if I can help you in any way to come to a decision. My goal is that you have the birth you want. I follow and believe in the mission statement set forward by CAPPA (http://www.cappacanada.ca/imagine_a_world.html)
My Training and Experience
I am wife, and mother of 4 children.
I started attending the births of friends in 1998, and then decided that I loved being with families during child birth, as well as helping them with breastfeeding. I really enjoyed helping them get into positions that made their experience better.In November 2005, I completed a basic training course through CAPPA. I then completed my certification. I have taken several weekend courses on herbs and homeopathy, as well as massage reflexology and other techniques that offer comfort measures. I am able to work with both obstetricians and midwives
I am also Breastfeeding Counselor, and Childbirth Educator. My services are available to families in the Windsor Essex County area. I am also able to travel to Amhurstburg and Leamington.
Some of the Services I offer Include:
Labour Doula Package:$750.00
(Price may vary if child birth education is needed. This fee can come in installments, and I also am able to work on a sliding scale if you are in need of special accommodations)) 1-2 Prenatal visits and information on links and resources so you can make informed decisions.
Introduction to a potential back up doula
Identification of your priorities for the birth
Meeting with your care provider if desired
Frequent Consultation from hire to 6 weeks postpartum
24-on call from 37 to 42 weeks,unlimited text, email and phone support
Support throughout the labour at home, and hospital. Assistance with breastfeeding and postpartum care up until baby is 6 weeks old, or if you no longer need my services before that time.
Labour and birth support
I focus on answering questions, and helping you find answers, and getting baby into the best position for a good childbirth. I assist the mother and her support person through the labour and birth. At home and after arriving at the Hospital.
Childbirth Education $200.00
The education classes I offer help you prepare for your pregnancy and childbirth vary s depending on your needs. I offer personal classes and small groups as well. A large range of topics are covered such as information on common procedures, as well as terminology so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. My focus is on knowing your body, and on breastfeeding support as well as what to expect when you bring your baby home. Phone and e-mail support is available through out the pregnancy and into the postpartum period.IF I am your labour doula there will be a discount.
Ongoing support as needed and extensive referral services. Frequently new moms need a little extra help getting breastfeeding off to a good start. I have over 18 years of breastfeeding experience.
All of my children have been breastfeed, and since 1997 I have assisted moms both at La Leche League meetings and privately.
I can help with issues such as positioning baby at the breast, proper latch, engorgement and nipple or breast pain.
I offer many different options.
A: Private Breastfeeding Education.($90.00)three hours This is a crash course on breastfeeding and what to expect when you have your baby.I will give you lots of information and websites and links as as well as videos you should watch.There will be lots of helpful hints on how you can prepare yourself before labour.
B:($200.00) You can have me at the hospital waiting for you to have your baby, and I would stay for 2-3 hours after to make sure you have gotten off to a good start. I will come to the hospital during your stay, and will come and help you settle in at your home. If you need me to come out to your home more then twice there is a 20.00 fee for the third time.
C:(60.00 approximately 2-3 hours) You can call me when you go home, and I will sit with you, ask about your birth experience, assess and watch you latch your baby, and offer some suggestions. If you need me to come out to your home more then once there is a $25.00 fee for the second time.
D:(90.00 about 3-4 hours) We meet before baby comes and we discuss what your needs are. You call me as soon as you are in recovery. I go to the hospital and watch you latch your baby, as well as offer some suggestions. If you need me to come out to your home more then once there is a 20.00 fee for the second time.
**all options include unlimited texting support.
My fee is negotiable. If you are unable to pay me the prices listed, PLEASE tell me and we can work something out. I do not ever want you to feel like you could not get the support you needed because of money.
Breastfeeding your baby should not hurt.
No one should suffer with painful nursing.
I can also refer to certified lactation consultant,or another lay lactation consultant,or a La Leche League leader to help with other problems.
Breastfeeding and babywearing
Babywearing instruction and expertise with many styles of carriers
Postpartum Support or Connection with a postpartum doula
Cesarean Recovery Support
Upcoming Events I will be attending
Canadian Babywearing COnference.
Babywearing Classes @ International Breastfeeding Challenge
Please contact for most recent workshop, or private sessions.
International babywearing Conference 2016
Email me for details