OUR BIRTH DOULA SERVICE:
Two prenatal meetings completed ideally three weeks before your estimated due date
Unlimited telephone, text messaging and email support, up until six weeks postpartum
Access to our extensive lending library of resources including DVDs, books, research
Educational materials sent in between our in-person prenatal visits
Complimentary use of birth ball, rebozo, TENS machine (one TENS machine for rental)
Complimentary use of birth pool, pool accessories, air & sump pumps (for home births)
Continuous one on one care during your labour and birth, until two hours post birth
Immediate breastfeeding support once baby has arrived
Minimum two postpartum visits to ensure families are doing well; receive parent and newborn care helping to ease their adjustment during the first three weeks
Your chosen doula is on call 24/7 for you, three weeks before and two weeks after your estimated due date.
Meet the Doulas of Vancouver Night - an opportunity to meet us, hosted about monthly.
10% discount on most additional services and packages offered through Doulas of Vancouver
OUR COLLABORATIVE CARE APPROACH
Choosing a birth doula is an emotional and personal decision. We encourage you to choose the doula that you feel the best connection with. As your primary birth doula she will make every effort to be there for you, but in the off chance backup is needed, you will have peace of mind knowing that you will receive the same consistent and professional care from one of our other skilled and competent doulas from our collective.
Our Birth Doulas
Service Area: All home and hospital births in the
Greater Vancouver Area
Our Birth Doula fees differ in price depending on your chosen doula. Fee range ($1000-1500) is based on knowledge, skills, education and our profession’s standard.
*We offer a reduced rate for financial hardship.
*Payment plans are available upon request.
“Debra has everything one could want in a doula. I wanted someone who could help me handle the pain of a natural childbirth and my partner wanted someone who could keep us feeling relaxed and well-informed. Debra went above and beyond our expectations. Her acupressure techniques were amazing and allowed me to make it through active labour with no drugs or other interventions and she had a number of other pain relief strategies on stand-by as well that we didn't even need! Her wealth of knowledge and experience kept us up-to-date and confident through every step of the process, from the moment my water broke to breastfeeding and soothing techniques after our son was born. Most of all, Debra is an extraordinarily warm, generous, and intelligent person and I feel very blessed to have had her with me for the birth of our wonderful boy.”
“Jen was introduced to my husband and I as a backup doula and I thank God she was there during the labour and birth. Jen came to my home and took her time to review my birth plan, learned about our unusual circumstances and concerns, and immediately provided us with very good recommendations. I found her resourceful and focused on addressing our concerns. Jen was called back into action on the day our labour has started. While at home she assisted us with pain management, hydration, and staying nourished. Jen seemed to be always present, yet not intrusive as the contractions increased in pain and frequency. She suggested additional techniques and positions as she observed my husband and me working together. After arrival to the hospital and getting admitted, Jen quickly set up the room according to my wishes and worked with nurses to create a pleasant atmosphere and get supplies ready for the long night of contractions. My labor was not an easy one. If I am to do it again, no doubt I would call Jen!”
"Amanda was my doula for the birth of my son and I would enthusiastically recommend her to other mothers to be. Prior to my son's birth, Amanda provided emotional support for issues I had about my labor fears and lack of confidence about the childbirthing process. As an acupuncturist, she was also able to help with repositioning the baby and provide some relief for pain and stress that carrying a large baby (nearly 10lbs!) had on my body. During labor, Amanda was there for us in the middle of the night until the early morning delivery, providing a calm presence in a hectic birthing room. After birth, she kept in contact with me and continued to provide emotional support and relief for some insomnia I experienced. She was always available and happy to help. A great experience overall!"