Doula Services

What is a doula?

The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.

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Benefits of hiring a doula:

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In addition, I remain with you for a few hours after the birth until you all feel settled, and I keep notes throughout the labour and birth, which I’ll share during our postpartum visits. These can be useful in helping you fill in gaps in your birth story

Fees

Testimonials

Tracy was a great support during the birth of my baby son. She not only provided calm and comfort but also established great relationships with all the medical personnel. This helped keep us informed about the entire process. She helped me get into various positions to ease the labor and provided a lot of non-medical pain relief options. She also put my husband at ease and helped answer all his questions during the labor. I had a really long and hard labor and couldn't imagine getting through it without Tracy's support. She stayed throughout the labor and only left after we were well settled and bonding with baby. I felt that I was fully supported and our opinions were taken into account for all interventions. My husband and I highly recommend Tracy as a birth doula. ~Veera C

I am so grateful Tracy could be my doula for the birth of my first child. Because of Tracy’s instinctual understanding of and love for the birth process and her professional training, she gave me the support, comfort, courage and guidance I needed during such a new, scary, and exciting experience. I felt safe with Tracy and knew I had someone on my side as I faced the great unknown that is childbirth. I am so glad I could share such an incredible and empowering experience with Tracy. ~ Cara F

Thank God for Tracy! My first reaction to my wife’s interest in obtaining the services of a Doula, was sort of “meh”. I questioned the need to spend more money, figuring that midwives were close enough to our intended goal of a natural labor and delivery. That was stupid and naïve. When the time came, it didn’t matter all the months of preparation, reading, and practicing we’d done. You will not know what to do, and neither will your wife. The midwife will not come to your house. Tracy will. She guided and coached us, normalizing and explaining what was happening every step of the way. She even made it so I could grab a quick catnap, which allowed me to be alert and awake when the blessed moment did arrive. She is a birth expert, dedicated to the comfort and safety of your spouse, when they are suffering beyond what any of us are prepared to handle. I am forever grateful I trusted my wife’s instinct on this. I am forever thankful Tracy was there to help us through one of the most important events in our life. Get a Doula. Call Tracy. ~Jim M