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Doula Care And Birth Photography


Doula Care And Birth Photography

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A doula is a non-medical labour assistant, who provides continuous physical and emotional support to the birthing woman and her partner throughout labour and birth. Doulas may also support the woman to communicate her needs and wishes to the medical team. However, her key role is the creation of a birth environment which meets the woman's needs for safety, warmth and protection of disturbance.

 


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Why Choose Doula Services?

Evidence shows that continuous support in labour may improve a number of outcomes for both mother and baby, and no adverse outcomes have been identified. Continuous support from a person who is present solely to provide support, is not a member of the woman's own network, is experienced in providing labour support, and has at least a modest amount of training (such as a doula), appears beneficial. In comparison with having no companion during labour, support from a chosen family member or friend appears to increase women's satisfaction with their experience. Continuous support during labour may improve outcomes for women and infants, including increased spontaneous vaginal birth, shorter duration of labour, and decreased caesarean birth, instrumental vaginal birth, use of any analgesia, use of regional analgesia, low five-minute Apgar score and negative feelings about childbirth experiences.( Bohren MA et al. 2017).

What Does A Doula Do?

A doula offers the one-to-one continuous care that the hospital staff team may be unable to provide. The doula role provides the birthing woman and her partner with three key things:

  • Physical and emotional support during pregnancy, labour and birth
  • Facilitation of effective communication with the midwife or doctor during labour and birth
  • The creation of a peaceful and respectful space within which the woman can respond instinctively to the needs of her body and birth her baby with dignity and satisfaction
Physical And Emotional Support

Doulas are knowledgeable and experienced in labour and birth and are able to offer tools and strategies for improving the woman’s comfort and managing pain during labour. The doula will also be able to make suggestions to maintain the safety of birth and to increase its efficiency. The doula’s role is also to offer the couple the emotional to achieve their goals for the birth rather than a particular kind of birth. This ensures that the woman experiences the best birth possible on the day.

The doula can provide the partner with minute to minute reassurance that all is well and enable the partner to participate in supporting the laboring woman to the degree to which they feel comfortable. Additional support during a long labour, can mean that the partner is able to rest. This makes it easier for the partner to enjoy the process and maintain a clear perspective which can aid in informed decision-making.

Facilitation Of Effective Communication With The Medical Team

The doula can support the woman and her partner by providing them with cues to ask the midwife or doctor the right questions about their care. This questioning process, enables the woman to secure the information she needs in order to make informed decisions during labour and birth. When a woman has been supported to make the decisions which are right for her during labour, her levels of satisfaction with the outcome of the birth will be high.

The Creation Of A Peaceful And Respectful Birth Environment

All labouring women need quiet, warmth, privacy and darkness in order to minimize adrenaline release during labour and maximize the natural anaesthetic effects provided by the body’s endorphins. The doula is able to work with the partner and the medical team in order to meet these basic needs and create a birth environment which will maintain the safety of the process and ensure its efficiency.

What Do Doula's Not Provide?

Doulas are NOT medical professionals and so they do not:

  • Perform clinical tasks such as vaginal exams or fetal heart monitoringperform clinical tasks such as vaginal exams or fetal heart monitoring
  • Give medical advice or diagnose conditions
  • Replace the role of your husband or partner
  • Deliver the baby

Everyone's pregnancy, labour, and postpartum experience is different. As such, Doula support is tailored to your individual wants and needs.

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY

We have a Russian-speaking doula available.

DOULA SERVICE BASIC PRICING

Before You Commit To Doula Services We Offer A FREE introductory meeting.

Doula Services Price is $840. It Includes The Following:

  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • 2-3 antenatal visits offering help developing a birth plan, birth knowledge, a chance to debrief any previous traumatic experiences, information and education on breastfeeding and getting to know you and your birthing partners
  • Support with questions through email and/or telephone with guidance through your pregnancy and your postpartum period
  • On call 24 hours a day 2 weeks before and after your due date
  • Continual physical and emotional support during labour and birth using the massage techniques
  • 1-2 hours of assistance following birth until you and baby are settled
  • If required help getting breastfeeding started
  • 24 hour phone and email assistance 2 weeks after birth
  • 1 in home postnatal visits offering a chance to debrief the birthing experience, help settling into breastfeeding and new motherhood, help with recovery after birth

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICRES

The Birth of Your Child is one of the most significant and memorable events in your life. This is a one-time and life-changing experience that is worth documenting for the rest of your life. So that you come back to it later to remember and treasure this magic moment for your family. Choosing a photography service of your birth is something you will never regret. And I will try my best to capture all the special details to make it worthwile for you.

Before You Commit To Birth Photography Services We Offer A FREE introductory meeting.

Photography Package "The Long-Awaited Moment"

Price is $480. It Includes The Following:

  • Photo coverage from 8-10 cm onwards and the first two hours after your baby is born
  • Access to an on-call photographer 24/7 from the moment of hire until you give birth
  • 50 high resolution images
  • Web images for sharing with friends and family
  • Photos within 24 hours to announcing the birth of your child
  • Optional add-on HD slideshow of your birth story set to the music at $80
  • Optional add-on printed high quality albums starting at $200

Photography Package "Your Magical Birth"

Price is $940. It Includes The Following:

  • Coverage from early labour until two hours after your baby is born
  • Access to an on-call photographer 24/7 from the moment of hire until you give birth
  • 100 high resolution images
  • Web images for sharing with friends and family
  • Photos within 24 hours to announcing the birth of your child
  • HD slideshow of your birth story set to the music
  • Printed high quality album

DOULA AND BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE

Before You Commit To Doula and Birth Photography Package We Offer A FREE introductory meeting.

This is an all-inclusive option of Doula Services and "The Long-Awaited Moment" Birth Photography Package as described above. Price is $1090

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

We help families find their way of experiencing the joy of pregnancy and parenthood.

Baby Care Training Consultation

We help families find their way of experiencing the joy of pregnancy and parenthood.

Price: $95

Do you feel uncertain taking care of your new-born baby? We will be happy to help you learn practical baby care skills! This session includes 2 hours of personalized consultation at your home that is tailored to your specific needs. We discuss how to be a confident mother, understand your baby, improve your baby's breastfeeding experience and organize your home for easy carrying of your baby. We can also teach you a variety of other topics ranging from how to perform an infant massage to how recover faster after birth. We are here to answer your quetions, just ask. In addition, this service includes follow-up support by text or email during 2 days after consultation.

Prenatal Classes

Our prenatal classes are packed with a wealth of information from professionals, experts in their field. Crucially they are also fun, managing to convey sometimes complicated biology and medicine in a way that everyone will understand.

Our approach gives pregnant women the accurate, practical and pragmatic information which proves invaluable.

Our prenatal course practical and progmatic information on pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and parenting. The goal of this course is to prepare expectant parents by providing fact-based information and support to ensure that regardless of where or how moms choose to give birth, they feel confident and prepared.

All classes include detailed handouts and resources.

Small group prenatal course

  • Price is $250 per couple for 4 sessions.
  • This weekday course of 2-hour sessions runs over four weeks to give you time to digest the information and have your questions answered.
  • Classes take place in Medspa health center (1-4361 Kingsway, Burnaby)
  • Class schedule depends on group attendance.
  • To Sing Up please show your interest by sending us an email.

Private prenatal classes

  • Private classes are very popular for those with busy schedules who cannot attend an extended series of prenatal classes, or for expectant parents looking for a personalized approach.
  • Private classes are held in the comfort of your own home or another place we mutually agree on.
  • Price is $350 for the course (4 sessions) or $100 for each session.

Book online   or Call Us    (604) 439-1604    to make an appointment.


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