HypnoBirthing® Burlington

 Birth Doula Services 

Serving women in Burlington, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Milton, Mississauga and Oakville.


A birth doula is a supportive, loving and compassionate woman who believes that childbirth is a normal part of life.  She provides physical, emotional, and informational support to expectant family before, during and after birth.

 As a doula I recognize that giving birth to your child is an essential experience that you will treasure for a lifetime.  I also believe that women are shaped by their birth experiences.  The more support the better the birth, the greater the positive outcome for the lives of mother and child.

I will respect and support your choices and decisions in regards to birth environment and the mode of birthing.  I am wholeheartedly committed to your well being and have no other agenda but to provide continuous emotional, physical, mental, informational, and skilled practical support.  I work together with your birth partner so he/she can relax and enjoy this “celebration of life” without tension, frustration and fear, knowing mother and baby are calm, relaxed, supported and focused and able to follow the natural instincts of her body.  I have a full understanding of the emotional needs of a labouring mother and her partner in labour as well as the physiology of birth.  

If you request me specifically to support you through a Hypno Birth I am educated about hypnosis for birth and I am familiar with the philosophy, techniques, and the physical cues of the Hypnobirthing®  program.  Couples using Hypnobirthing®  have unique challenges and needs and require a Doula that is well versed in all the breathing, relaxation and deepening techniques.



As your Doula I will:

  • Discuss in length your wishes, hopes, feelings and expectations regarding labour.
  • Assist in creating your Birth Plan.
  • Accompany you in labour to ensure a safe and satisfying experience.
  • Help to facilitate communication with caregivers to make sure that you have the information you need to make decision that are right for you.
  • Provide reassurance and perspective to your partner.
  • Suggest labour and birth positions and techniques to facilitate comfort and progress.
  • Work together with your partner and suggest ways that partner can help.
As your Hypno-Doula I will:
  • Use specific language related to birth hypnosis.
  • Assist mom with Hypnobirthing® Deepening techniques to achieve comfort and relaxation in all stages of labour.
  • Provide instant cues for entering hypnosis-invaluable!
  • Assist with Fear Release removing any doubts or concerns about labour or birth that maybe hindering your progress.
  • Act as a guide for your caregivers regarding Hypno-birth.

Women who birth with a Doula are:

  • 26% less likely to give birth by cesarean section.
  • 41% less likely to give birth with vacuum extraction or forceps.
  • 28% less likely to use any anasthesia (pain medication).
  • 36% less likely to be dissatisfied with or negatively rate their birth experience.
MY BIRTH PACKAGE INCLUDES:


A complimentary consultation. 
  • Birthing is an intimate experience.  I begin all my engagements by taking time to get to know you and establishing a bond of trust and comfort.  During this visit you ask me questions and obtain information you need in order to make your decision.                      
Two prenatal visits.
  • The first one will be to discuss in length your wishes, hopes, thoughts, feelings, expectations and any concerns regarding labour.  We'll create/review your birth plan. 
  • During the second visit we'll go over labouring at home or in the hospital, relaxation, visualization and massage techniques as well as positions for labour and delivery.  Labour partners are shown how they can be as involved as they wish, so that the birth experience is positive for both of you.  
Unlimited email and phone support.
  •  Be assured that you can call me 24/7 with any questions, concerns or quires you may have.
Continuous emotional and physical support during labour and birth.
  • I come to you whenever you wish and remain with you until your baby is born.  During your labour I will help with relaxation, massage, positioning or Hypnobirthing® techniques for comfort.  I will also ensure that your Birth Plan is honoured and adhered to as much as possible.  I will assist your partner in creating a calm and positive atmosphere for the birth of your baby.  
  • I will stay for  up to two hours after the birth to make sure that you are comfortably settled in with your new baby.
One post-natal visit.
  • I visit you at home usually a few days after the birth to discuss your labour and birth experience, offer support, and answer any general questions about postpartum self care and baby care that you may have.  If you require more support additional visits can be arranged. 
Photographs and/or Birth story.
  • You will receive a personal story and photos of your birth experience.  This makes a wonderful keepsake for your baby album.

As a Birth Doula I will  strive to provide the best support to expectant families.  Please contact me for more information about my Doula services including price list and availability. 


It was truly a blessing to have you there with us throughout this experience. Your presence was so refreshing.  You exude relaxation. Your voice truly has a magical quality to it.  You helped me stay focused and in the zone.  You genuinely are an amazing doula!!We can't thank you enough for everything you've done for us." 

-Melanie and Gregory-




 

"We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful supportive job you did!  You have truly found your calling as a Doula, and you were so helpful in every way.  I would never birth any other way."

-Tania



 

"You were so reassuring and such a great listener!  It was so positive to discuss labour issues with someone who has great experience and knowledge of childbirth.  Our experience was everything we wanted it to be.  You truly exceeded our expectations of what a Doula should be."

-Leanne and Mark








"From a dad's perspective it was incredible to have you there with us.  You offered just the right amount of support and did not interfere with my role.  You were attentive not only to my wife's needs but to mine as well.  It felt safe and reassuring to leave the room knowing that you were there.  You made the entire process safer and less frightening."

-Jeff





 

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