Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Feel safe, confident, supported and in your power as you bring your baby into the world. Having doula support has many benefits such as: fewer interventions, shorter birthing times and more positive and satisfied birth experiences + outcomes. I am passionate about supporting families through the pregnancy year and appreciate both home + hospital birth settings. I enjoy integrating healing services + spiritual teachings into my work for those who are open to it. I believe there are several births taking place: the birth of a baby, the birth of a family and the birth of each parent. It is important that everyone feels supported through this transition.
Birth is a sacred and transformative experience, and will be remembered for a lifetime. If you ask anyone who’s given birth, even if it were decades ago, they will be able to tell you how they felt, and how well they were supported. It is paramount that you feel empowered and supported throughout your entire pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey.
As your doula, I not only support you, but educate you with up to date, evidence-based information, and provide you with the tools necessary to make informed choices with confidence. No matter what type of birth you have, my wish is that you look back on it fondly and feel proud of your story. In a world where there’s a lot of fear-based birth culture and conversation, I remind you of your innate power, and to trust your body and baby through this process.
During the prenatal visits, we review all options available, and I assist in creating a birth vision (if desired) based on your informed wishes. During the birthing time, my mission is to ensure you feel safe, and as calm and comfortable as possible. I provide uninterrupted educational, emotional and physical support. I love creating a serene environment in the birthing space, free of distractions and judgement. I enjoy working with partners, care providers and other support people collaboratively. It is a distinct honour to hold space for birthers and their loved ones through this incredible season of their lives.
“Getting a doula is the best money I have ever spent. I would recommend Jessica over and over again.”
-KELLY P | TSAWWASSEN BC
MY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
a complimentary consultation
2 prenatal visits (1-2 hours each)
phone, text and email support
assistance and support with breast/chestfeeding as needed for up to two hours after baby is born, and during postpartum visits
1-2 postpartum visits (more postpartum visits can be added at an hourly rate)
use of birth pool + basic home birth supplies
access to my TENS unit, birth ball and other supplies including but not limited to: essential oils, labour-ease spray, music playlists, candles and crystals
curated list of resources based on your needs and wishes (classes, books, postpartum healing and support, parent and baby groups, checklists for hospital bag or home birth, meditations, affirmations, printables for recording baby’s feeding schedule and wet/dirty diapers in the early days, as well as my own personal ‘best of baby’ recommendations)
notes with details that occurred during the birthing time as a keepsake
photos and video of your birth (if desired)
$1450 + gst
Please contact me if you have any questions, or would like to set up a complimentary consultation to see if we are a good fit!
I serve families in South Delta and Richmond.
To save your spot in my calendar, I require 50% of the investment upon booking, and the remainder is due on or before 37 weeks. Payment plans are available. Discounted rates apply for my previous doula families. Space is limited and fills quickly, please inquire as soon as possible in your pregnancy.
*I am a fully vaccinated, DSA (Doula Services Association) Member with a badge I wear to hospital births, which allows me to offer doula support in all hospitals here in the lower mainland. Both Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health have issued public statements saying they allow doulas with a DSA badge. Yes, doulas are permitted, and are not considered your two support people with the current COVID rules.