Birth Doula

Why hire a birth doula?

At Lavender and Play we support ALL families. This includes and is not limited to those who identify as LGBTQI2S+, those with physical, economic, mental, limitations and those who are marginalized and underrepresented in society. 

Physical Support

Position ideas for comfort and labor progression cross over with hands-on comfort measures like comforting touch, counter pressure, breathing techniques and other “doula magic” for families.

Emotional Support

Doulas help families/birther to feel supported, easing the emotional experience of birth and also helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best. Whether a birth is completely unmedicated or medically very complex, everyone can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredible time in their lives.

Partner Support

Support is provided when a partner is involved. Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend or another family member like the baby’s grandma, the birth partner’s experience matters in birth. Our doulas are there to support every birth partner in being as involved as they’d like with the birth. Physical and emotional support make a huge difference for everyone involved.

Evidence-Based Information and Advocacy

Doulas are trained to help families connect with evidence-based resources so they can ask great questions and make informed decisions about their births. Our doulas serve as a bridge of communication between birthing person and their providers, lifting them up to help them find their voices and advocate for the very best care. 

 

Birth Doula Package 1: $800 + HST

 

 

Includes:

  • 2 prenatal appointments
  • Support via email, phone, and text throughout your pregnancy
  • Continuous support throughout labour and deliver

  • 1 postpartum visit 

 

Birth  Package 2, birth + 16 hours postpartum care - $1375: This includes all of the birth package Level 1 plus 16 hours of postpartum care to be used as you wish. Additional postpartum hours can be purchased for $45/hour. There is a shift minimum of 3 hours and shifts are booked either mornings or afternoons. The 16 hours can be used as you wish, for example, three days during postnatal week one for four hours, and then one day the following week for four hours. Example two:  4, four hour shifts, two mornings a week for 2 weeks. The postpartum hours may be used when you wish, within a time limit of our discretion, 3 to 6 months. The hours do not need to be used up immediately after the birth. 

 

 

** Add on a postpartum doula package and save money. 

 

Sonja Martin has a passion for birthing and babies!

Sonja Martin 

 

Contact us today for a free consult!

Call 705 874 3517 or email lavenderandplay@gmail.com