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Open Arms Doula

Pregnancy, Labour and Birth Support

 

Meet Open Arms Doula

Why I’m a Doula

I have been fascinated by pregnancy and birth for as long as I can remember. I was 9 years old when my sister was born, and I got to be present for the labour and birth, as well as cutting her umbilical cord. Looking back, I remember thinking: wow, I want to do this for the rest of my life. Supporting women through this period of their lives is so important to me.

 

My Services

I am passionate about facilitating a positive and empowering birth experience, whatever that means for you. My goal is to provide unbiased, empowering support during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. I support all births, regardless of your birth preferences (vaginal, cesarean, medicated, non-medicated, home birth, hopsital, etc). I specialize in emotional support techniques and physical comfort measures. To schedule a meet and greet, or to learn more about my services, please contact me.

 
Baby's Grasp

Prenatal & Postpartum Visits

I am committed to learning your preferences and concerns to help you build a birth plan that suits your needs. I'm also an RMT, so I offer massage for both you and your partner as an add on. During your pregnancy I am available for emotional support and can help you gather information and resources that you may need. I’m always available to contact by phone/email. After the birth, I offer 1-2 postpartum visits where I can offer basic breastfeeding help, check in with you, and get feedback on my role as your doula.

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During Labour

During your labour and delivery, I will offer constant support, both emotionally and with physical comfort measures. During our prenatal visits we can discuss your preferences and come up with ways to effectively help you through the delivery of your baby. Ensuring that your partner feels included in the experience is important to me; I am not there to replace them. I can help your partner support you during labour and trade off with them if they need short breaks. At the end of the day, I am here to support both of you in this new chapter of your lives.

Newborn Baby with Mom

"Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life."

Ina May Gaskin

 

Contact

Please reach out if you have any questions about my services or if you would like to set up a meeting. I look forward to hearing from you! You can email me or fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Feeling Mom's Tummy