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Wake up feeling brand new! This package includes three overnight postpartum support shifts of six hours each. All you have to do is choose when, and we’ll help get you ready and tuck you in for a refreshing, uninterrupted night of sleep.
We’ll cook three "double batch" meals for you, in accordance with your family’s unique food preferences. Our meal prep service includes grocery shopping, cooking, clean up and freezing.
You won't be left stranded. We'll set up and manage a food train for you, customizing it to your food family’s food preferences with healthy meals of your choice dropped off right at your door.
One prenatal and one postpartum lactation consultation from Consultant Kay from Symply
One newborn pregnancy sleep course (pregnancy) from From Sleep Beyond the Bump
One mini phone consultation (after birth sleep support) From Sleep Beyond the Bump
10% off physio services from Bump Physio
One "Parent like a Boss" day planner
One Ab Wrap System from Bellies Inc
One "Parent Like a Boss" Day planner
1 set of illustrated birth affirmation cards
Reminder rose gold "Breathe" necklace.
There's no need to do it alone. You'll receive eight hours of shopping for pregnancy/postpartum clothing, baby gear, layette and babywear, nursing or bottle-feeding supplies, nursery must-haves, diapering needs and more. We can do it all in a day or split your time into increments of two hours or more.
We’ll will join you for two visits to your care provider; supporting you in asking the correct questions to ensure you are getting the answers you need to make informed decisions in your birthing journey.
We'll talk about:
~ the possibility of a C-Section
~ delayed cord clamping and placenta
~ protecting your perineum during labour
~ coping and relaxation during labour
~ breast/chest feeding + the breast/chest feeding partner
~ bonding with your newborn
~ parenting and newborn baby care
~ safe sleeping with your newborn
~ your maternity health appointments with other care providers.
If baby is still 'comfy inside' at 41 weeks, we’ll have a meeting to discuss what's next. Whether or not to induce your labour and what type of induction options you could potentially use. This is a complimentary appointment, only done if necessary for situations out of your control.
- We'll attend your birth and support your for the length of your labour as needed.
- We'll provide practical help in preparing the birthing area, customizing your space, setting up the birthing pool and decorating for you.
- As your labour progresses, we’ll coach and support you and provide support your partner and/or children.
- If the need arises, we’ll advocate for you.
- After birth, your doula will prepare a fresh cup of tea to warm your body, clean up the birthing space, take down the pool and start a load of laundry.
- We'll provide immediate support in breast/chest feeding.
- We'll discuss your baby's wellness and give your baby a bath.
- Our care is different for every birth; our goal is to support you the best way we can.
~ We’ll discuss and answer any practical questions about what you may be experiencing
~ We’ll spend time in your home providing hands on support like cooking, light housework or laundry
~ We’ll provide compassionate and encouraging support
~ Your doula will provide ongoing breastfeeding/chest feeding support
~ If needs arise, we’ll connect you with community resources like physio therapists, sleep and nutrition consultants, lactation support.
~ exercise and nutrition during pregnancy
~ your options surrounding birth, and informed choice
~ the stages of labour and what to expect
~ medications including induction options
~ birthing too fast, or having to transfer locations
~ alternate care options for optimal fetal positioning (massage, chiropractic, naturopath)
~ the birthing partner
~ massage and touch during labour
~ We’ll discuss your baby's growth and ongoing wellness
~ We’ll talk about your birthing journey and experience for closure
~ If you have any baby or postpartum body-related questions, we’re here
~ We’ll talk postpartum body awareness and nutrition
~ We’ll talk about sexual health and re-introduction to sex
~ We’ll discuss your needs and the potential of continued doula support
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