The experiences of pregnancy, birth, and the arrival of your baby are ones which will forever shape your perception of the world and yourself! It is a time of growth, a time to reflect, to learn, to be amazed and humbled. The modern parent must also navigate an often overwhelming ocean of information that comes when preparing for a child. All of this while balancing time at work, with family and friends, and other commitments.
Inviting a Doula to walk this path with you and your partner may be one of the wisest investments you make to bring mindfulness to this special time.A Doula acts as a mentor, or guide, to support you throughout your pregnancy, labour and the birth of your child, as well as the immediate postpartum.
As a Doula, Elizabeth provides unconditional, compassionate support.Here are some common ways she can assist parents:
Help you gather well-rounded, balanced information to help you feel empowered in your choices, and able to make informed decisions
Explore with you, and expand upon your knowing and understanding of birth
Share a variety of pain coping practices which may be useful throughout your pregnancy as well as labour and birth
Work with your partner during both your pregnancy and labour, to help build their comfort level and confidence in supporting you
Help you create a network of resources to support you and your new family in the delicate time postpartum
Help you prepare for your experience of newborn care, breastfeeding, etc
The Blossoming Doula care package includes:
3 prenatal visits at your home
Ongoing contact with your Doula by phone/email during your pregnancy & postpartum
On-call support 24/7 beginning 2 weeks prior to your estimated due date, until your baby is born
Continuous support for you and your partner for the duration of your labour and childbirth.
Support for 2-3 hours immediately after the birth of your baby