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Home Birth Doula Support

Birth Doula Support

  BIRTH : the CRASH COURSE 

 Uber busy or last minute? Get practical guidance & knowledge to make birth easier.  

Birth: the crash course includes 3.5 hrs of 1:1 learning in your own home, so you can comfortably ask anything.  With the focus on you,  you will learn about the stages of hospital or homebirth in honest terms then practice step by step coping strategies:  breath work, toning, and visualization; tension relieving techniques / light touch massage, counter pressure, acupressure, reflexology; easy positions with useful props. You will explore birth planning & formatting so you understand your options for a zero-stress formula.  We help the the “what do I need to be ready” feeling. Besides becoming more at ease with it all, you will come away from the session with video resources, reading based on your questions, and your personalized birth cheat sheet to come back to whenever you need it. We wrap up your private course, we finish off the night with  20 min. Access Consciousness relaxation session to integrate all your learning and send you happily off to a cozy sleep. Having taken the course, you are welcomed to a private Birth Toolkit FB group for extra community & support, and complementary post-natal perks!

 

Price: $175 

 


BIRTH toolKIT

Would you like to meet like-minded friends while you learn about birth? This session is for you if you are comfortable learning in a group setting, would like a solid overview of birth & what you can do to find ease with the process. We are often taught the birth is painful /fearful in the media; come learn how you can move through with breath, focus, positions your body likes & prepared awareness. Workshops run every 4th Sunday of the month at Malachite Midwifery Care.

The Birth Toolkit entails 7 hrs of learning & movement, for you and or your birth partner to get a good handle on birth through group & individual attention.  It takes place in a supported safe environment so you can comfortably ask questions & determine what matters to you. By choosing a session with either a hospital or homebirth focus (with some overlap) you will learn about the stages of birth in honest terms & let birth become more approachable to you through step by step coping strategies like breath work, toning, visualization.  You and/or a birthing partner will experience the benefits of tension relieving techniques from various experts such as light touch massage, counter pressure, acupressure, reflexology, all the while practicing easy positions with useful props to equip you for the big day.  You will explore birth planning & formatting so you understand your options; you will also find out what to pack & do suggestions to ease the “what do I need to be ready” feeling . Besides feeling more at ease with birth, you will come away from the session with video resources and other reading based on your questions & your generalized birth cheat sheet to come back to whenever you need it.  As a BONUS, we stay in touch via your private invite to a Birth Toolkit FB group, then we get to reconnect post-natally with an in person check-in at your home,. *Optional photo-sitting fee included at the time of the post-natal visit.  

Price $150

(per birth mama + birthing partner)

 


  Build YOUR BIRTH 

Into fine-tuning your body-mind for birth & jumping into details? These sessions are for you if you like to digest & integrate your learning in between classes; you like to take your time to prepare. This is also for you if you like to go a little more in depth in your learning. You enjoy researching or practicing what you have learned, then would like the opportunity to ask more questions from your own experience of the knowledge.   

Build Your Birth includes two 3 hour sessions in your home to help you focus on what matters to you in your birth.  It includes extended 1:1 learning in your own home, on your own time, so you can comfortably ask your shiest questions & focus on what matters to you. By choosing a session with either a hospital or homebirth focus (with some overlap) you will learn about the stages of birth in honest terms & let birth become more approachable to you through step by step coping strategies like breath work, toning, visualization to mentally guide you through.  You and/or a birthing partner will experience the benefits of tension relieving techniques from various experts such as light touch massage, counter pressure, acupressure, reflexology to relax into & through birth all the while practicing easy positions with useful props to equip you for the big day.   These sessions go deeper into the exploration of birth props to see what fits your body & through hands-on practice of the techniques to help them become second nature to you. Not only will you explore birth planning & formatting so you understand your options, you will also get a personalized birth plan coaching session to easily comb through what the details mean.  The what to pack & do suggestions to ease the “what do I need to be ready” feeling. Besides feeling more at ease with birth, you will come away from the session having experienced intensity exercises to observe your experience of intensity in the body to reduce the unknown factor surrounding how your body deals with pain.  You will receive video resources and other reading based on your questions, your personalized birth cheat sheet to come back to whenever you need it and  an VIP invite to a private Birth Toolkit FB group to encourage you along the way.  Your VIP status gets you 15 minute phone, or text follow-up session one week after second session for extra questions. As an added bonuses to your private sessions you get to finish off each workshop night with 20 min. Access Consciousness relaxation session (a total of two!) to better integrate your learning, and you will develop a personalized 10 min. /day space creating practice for baby & you for daily peace of mind. As the last BONUS, we get to reconnect post-natally with an in person check-in at your home. *Optional photo-sitting fee included at the time of the post-natal visit.  

Price $300. *Two couples may attend the Build the Birth 2 session series together for $400 total.

  


move, BREATHE, relax

 Want to feel extra good in your changing body? Try a Move, Breathe, Relax session. This is for you if you would like a one on one session to really KNOW how your body might like to move and breathe during labour. It’s also for you if you would like to have really practical ways to find relaxation at any moment. 

Move, Breathe, Relax is a fully personalized 2 hr session to practice breathing techniques, movements best for you & your body.  We practice positions and breathing or coping strategies together to learn how to work hands-on with your birthing partner or doula.  Essentially this session is a delicious private prenatal yoga to relax you at any time in pregnancy session to tailor to your body & needs (Laura has 420 hours teacher training & 12 years of practice) It includes a bonus Access Consciousness 20 min. bars relaxation mini session to let go of nagging ideas, thoughts, emotions. Make the most of your private time with a yogini doula to ask any and all your questions. Optional add-on: This session can be done in a warm pool for extra lightness, & weightlessness. Please inquire.

Price: $100 for 1 session [3 /$250]

 


 DOULA love

Do you need good birth support?  This is for you if you wish to overcome fears and find ease and satisfaction in your birth.  This is also for you if you are willing to be supported through it all, and would feel more comfortable knowing that a strong woman is with you every step of the way.   Doula love includes:

  • support of your labour & birth up to 3 hours after your baby is born by a doula with 6 years experience to help you have a birth you are satisfied with
  • on call service 24/7 from week 37 until your baby is born up to week 42 to make sure you are covered 
  • one meet & greet, two prenatal visits & two postpartum visits to develop your comfort level with your doula & make sure you have ample support after birth
  • informed support during your pregnancy, birth & postpartum, with an extensive lending library so that you have help when you need to make important decisions 
  • continuous labour support so you do not have to do it alone
  • use of TENS machine, yoga, rebozo, visiualization, breathing techniques to get you through with calm & reassurance 
  • breast/feeding & new baby support to start off your relationship on a confident note
  • professional back-up doula to make sure you are covered if anything should happened to me
  • access to my personal library of resources to offer solid options to your pregnancy and birth.
  • invite to a private Birth Toolkit fb group to encourage you along the way, mama-supported! 
  • BONUS $40 non-transferrable gift credit towards next session, valid for one year so you can get more yummy photos of your growing family to share with your friends & family!
  • Base price $895.  
  • Added value price $995 gets you 3 professional photographs of your baby within 30 hours of birth to announce your baby beautifully!  Includes option to purchase additional images at $20/image* 

DOULA + birth PHOTOGRPAHY

Want good support + beautiful keepsakes? This is for you if you wish to overcome fears and find both ease and satisfaction in your birth.  This is also for you if you are willing to be supported through it all, and would feel more comfortable knowing that a strong woman has your back. Finally this is for you if you would like to remember it all and revisit it someday through your photos. This service includes:

  • support of your labour & birth, up to 3 hours after your baby is born by a doula with 6 years experience to help you have a birth you are satisfied with
  • on call service 24/7 from wk 37-wk 42 to ensure you are fully supported in your birthing time
  • one meet and greet visit, two prenatal visits and two postpartum visits to develop your comfort level with your doula and make sure you have ample support after your birth too
  • informed support during & lending library your pregnancy, birth & postpartum, so that you have help when you need to make important decisions for you and your family
  • continuous labour support so you do not have to do it alone
  • use of TENS , yoga, rebozo, visiualization, breathing techniques to get you through with calm
  • breast/feeding and new baby support to start off your relationship on a confident note
  • professional back-up doula to make sure you are covered if anything should happened to me
  • complementary invitation to BIRTH Toolkit class and private Facebook group to aid birth prep 
  • access to my personal library of resources to offer solid options to your pregnancy and birth. 
  • 60 digital images with print release
  • leather GIFT album with 21 of your favourites (Beautifully done for you!)
  • invite to a private Birth Toolkit fb group to encourage you along the way! 
  • 5 photographs of your baby within 30 hours of your birth, to share with friends & family
  • BONUS $100 non-transferrable gift credit towards next session, valid for 1 year so you can get more yummy photos of your growing family to share with your friends & family!
  • option to purchase additional images at $15/image so can have all the photos you would like
  • Price $1495

 

Please email lauraeliephotography@gmail.com for further details or call 250-681-5551.

 Prices subject to change.