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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 a person who offers educational, emotional and physical support through all stages of your pregnancy and postpartum.

Arlene provides support with:

  • Nutritional supplementation and herbal medicine, based on your specific needs

  • Education on medical intervention including their risks/benefits

  • 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

Consult one of our naturopathic birth experts to address any of your questions, worries and fears!

 

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

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

  • Birth attendance

  • Postpartum appointments for newborn and lactation support

See pricing here