Birth Doula Support
What do birth doulas offer?
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. A doula’s skilled hands and positioning tools can often help a Mal positioned baby find its way through the pelvis and into the birthing parent’s arms.
Doulas help families 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, every family can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredible time in their lives.
Partner Support :
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:
DONA International 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 their client and their providers, lifting them up to help them find their voices and advocate for the very best care.
The Birth Doula’s Contribution to Modern Perinatal Care
Research shows that people who use a birth doula are:
less likely to need Pitocin
less likely to have a cesarean birth
less likely to use any pain medication
more likely to rate their childbirth experience positively
All families benefit with a birth doula on their team!
Check out Steph's bio here: About
Birth Doula Package
*custom packages, payment plans and sliding scale payment availability, please inquire
-FREE TENS machine rental
Fall/Winter 2023 Availability:
Oct: 1 spot
Nov: FULL *inquire for options
Dec: FULL *inquire for options
January: 3 spots
February: 2 spots
March: 2 spots
April: 2 spots
"we have a secret in our culture and its not that birth is painful; its that women are strong"
- Laura Stavoe Harm
The Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program (DAFGP) is offered by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, First Nations Health Authority, and the BC Ministry of Health. The goal of the program is to increase healthy birth outcomes for Indigenous families by removing the cost barrier to accessing doula services.
The grant program provides Indigenous families living in BC up to $1,200.00 (maximum) of coverage for doula support with each pregnancy.
Steph is currently approved to offer this !
BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY SPOTLIGHT
I am beyond thrilled to introduce Alana. We met at a beautiful homebirth and I was SO impressed with her calm presence and her ability to document without interrupting the birth process.
Here is some more info :
At Alana Renée Photography, I strive to capture the beauty and emotions of life’s most precious moments. I have been photographing professionally since 2015 and have been blessed with the opportunity to photograph countless families, couples, newborns and births. My unique style of photography is a mix of traditional and photojournalism; capturing the joy, love, and emotion of the moment. I believe that each photograph should tell a story, and I strive to capture the essence of that story for each of my clients.