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WHAT IS A BIRTH DOULA?

Pregnancy can be an exciting but confusing time as the body changes and adapts to a new visitor (or multiple visitors)!

A birth doula is someone who offers educational, emotional and physical support through all stages of your pregnancy and postpartum.

Arlene provides support with:

  • Nutrition and guidance on eating for your pregnancy

  • Prenatal and postpartum supplements and herbal medicine

  • Birth plan: How do you envision your birth to go

  • Prenatal Classes

  • Acupuncture for stress relief, labour induction

  • In-person hands-on support during early and active labour to help you stay comfortable

  • In-home breastfeeding and lactation support

 

FAQS

WILL THIS BE COVERED UNDER MY INSURANCE PLAN?

Yes! If you have coverage for naturopathic doctor services, your doula care will also be covered under your plan. We offer direct billing through Your Downtown Doula.

HOW CAN I EXPECT OUR SESSIONS TO GO?

We offer packages, as well as naturopathic doula services a la carte. All of which are offered at your place of residence or where you are planning to labour.

This includes:

  • 1-2 Prenatal Appointments

  • Private Confident Birthing Class

  • On-call from weeks 37-42 at which point you can ask any questions about what is normal or abnormal

  • Birth attendance: At-home and hospital support*

  • Postpartum appointments for newborn and lactation support

See pricing here

*Hospital support is subject to change with COVID regulations. Please check with your hospital or birth centre if they are allowing secondary support people.