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The basic Birth Doula Package is a comprehensive service designed to offer parents ongoing assistance throughout pregnancy, labour, birth, and the immediate postpartum. The package includes the following:

Birth Doula Support

  • Free consultation: An important step before deciding to hire a birth doula. It is an opportunity to get to know one another and will ensure we would both be comfortable working together. This is a great chance to be able to ask the questions that can help you determine if I am the right doula for you.
  • 2 (or 3) prenatal visits: This is a time for us to get to know each other so I may better understand your needs. I provide educational information, we discuss your birth preferences and concerns, creating a birth vision. We will discuss comfort measures and will explore anything and everything as it seems relevant to you.
  • Access to my extensive lending library
  • Access to educational information, resources and referrals that are reserved for my clients only
  • On-call services beginning in your 37th week.
  • At-home labour support from when you need me: This is for home births and for those who want to labour in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible before transitioning to the hospital.
  • Continuous and knowledgeable labour and birth support at home or in the hospital: including physical comfort methods, labour enhancement techniques, emotional support, effective positioning, informational support, and advocacy support to help you communicate your labour and birth preferences.
  • Immediate postpartum support to assist with breastfeeding and assist in facilitating and encouraging bonding
  • 2 (or 3) in-home postpartum visits focused on integrating the birth experience, answering lingering questions, assisting with breastfeeding and newborn care, and discussing your transition into parenthood.
  • On-call breastfeeding support for the first 2 weeks

The fees charged are an investment. Please contact me to discuss. I can work with women and partners that might need a payment plan.

In addition, I have a vast amount of experience and specialized training. Click here to see my previous birth experiences, or birth wisdom and philosophy that I can bring to your birth.

“Kathleen was warm and caring and we always knew she had our best interests at heart…” (read more…)

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  • Adrienne Davidson

    “Having Kathleens support throughout my pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period was invaluable. Her “bag of tricks” full of knowledge, resources, and tools, along with her gentle and supportive personality made my journey amazing. I truly couldnt have done it without her! She is much more than a doula❤ “

    Adrienne Davidson
  • Raluca Fratiloiu

    “Kathleen is an amazing human being and a fantastic doula. She brings a wealth of information when you talk to her about pregnancy and birth.

    During labor, she is the best support one could ever hope for. She is kind, patient, funny, a great listener and she is smart. Kathleen is committed to making a pregnant woman, a new mother and a new family feel safe, confident and cared for. My husband and I could not imagine having gone through pregnancy and birth without her guidance and help. Kathleen, Nick and I cannot thank you enough.”

    Raluca Fratiloiu
  • Anita, Thomas and Makenna Veal

    “Kathleen is an amazing person, full of passion for what she does and very loving and extremely generous. She was always very helpful with plenty of good advice, support, and tons of knowledge and resources.  It was a difficult time for my husband and I, since this was our first baby, yet she managed to calm us down and give us love and SUPPORT with her beautiful spirit and smile. This was the best investment that we made for our family. We will continue to use a doula, and of course,  Kathleen for our next child.”

    Anita, Thomas and Makenna Veal