Birth Doula

A Birth Doula is a trained, non-medical, emotional and physical labour support person who assists you and your family during your labour, birth, and early postpartum period. Because every mother and family has different needs, our Doula services are tailored to your circumstances and preferences.

 

Our Birth Doula services are offered as a team with Bronwyn Addico and Melissa Bowman. We accept Doula clients from Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford and surrounding areas.

 

 

“We recognize that every mother and family has different needs and wants for their birth and early parenting journey. We see our role, as a Doula, to work with your needs and wants and help create the most positive birth and early parent experience possible. We do this by spending time getting to know our clients, sharing our labour knowledge and parenting wisdom, and most importantly helping you find the positive in whichever way your birth turns out”

 

Bronwyn and Melissa not only work with you, but also with your partner (if applicable) to create a support team that helps to complement each other’s strengths and best assist you through the twists and turns of your experience. In addition, Bronwyn and Melissa work alongside your caregivers to help enhance trust and communication if needed. Bronwyn and Melissa are comfortable attending both hospital and midwife attended home births.

 

By working with Bronwyn and Melissa together, you have the benefits of the wisdom and knowledge of two Doulas. We work in a “shared-care” model, rotating on-call time with client appointments and communication.

 

To learn more about what a Doula offers and the benefits of a Doula team click HERE.

 

To learn more about our individual philosophies of Doula care click HERE

 

Please use the form at the bottom of this page to set up a free consult and learn how Bronwyn and Melissa can support you through your birth experience.

 

Some of our previous clients have said:

 

“Bronwyn was committed and passionate about working with us… I certainly felt more prepared going into the birth and felt I had worked out some fears and concerns with our doula. [For the birth] the thing that stands out was having a familiar face at the hospital through all the stages – another member of our team, supporting us, providing continuity, as nurses and doctors changed… She provided detailed explanations of hospital procedures etc. We had a set of unique circumstances and our doula adapted to them very well. Since each person/situation is unique, this is very helpful. We would recommend working with a doula particularly for those who are first time parents.”  – Andre C. & Sarah H.

 

“We became very in tune with our Doula and she with us. We trusted her judgement and supportive voice and it did not conflict with our medical professionals. When everything in our birth plan was changing around us, she stayed the same. Having her there as a constant and an advocate made us feel like we were… in control of our experience. Our Doula truly became part of our partnership during labour and we couldn’t have done it without her. Medical care is important and looks after your body and your baby but a doula looks after you. Having that extra bit of support that you can talk about anything really takes away so much of the worry, pressure, and stress.” – Sonja T.M.

 

“Bronwyn was the best security blanket we could have asked for. We wish she would have been involved in the birth of our first child.  The best part of the experience was the time Bronwyn took to get to know both my wife and I as individuals as well as us as a couple.  I felt the time we spent together established a level of trust and confidence in each other that allowed the three of us to work as a team with the ultimate goal being a positive, happy, and comforting home birth. Bronwyn provided a sense of calm and reassurance that truly made the birth a positive experience.” – Tim M.

Packages

  • Basic Birth $1000
    Perfect if you have postpartum support or this is not your first birth.
    o 2 Prenatal visits (one with each team Doula)
    o Phone/email/text support throughout pregnancy until 30 days after birth
    o Personalized “Labour Cheat Sheet”
    o On-call 24/7 from 38 weeks until baby is born
    o Emotional, physical & informational support during labour until 3 hours after delivery
  • Standard Birth $1200
    Our most popular package!
    o 2 Prenatal visits (one with each team Doula)
    o Phone/email/text support throughout pregnancy until 30 days after birth
    o Personalized “Labour Cheat Sheet”
    o On-call 24/7 from 38 weeks until baby is born
    o 2 Postpartum visits (one with each team Doula)
    o Emotional, physical & informational support during labour until 3 hours after delivery
  • Prenatal Support $1400
    o Standard package PLUS
    o Personalized 5 hour prenatal class OR two additional prenatal appointments
  • Postpartum Support $1600
    o Standard package PLUS
    o 4 additional postpartum support appointments
    o Support offered to 60 days postpartum
    o 3 postpartum appointments can be combined for overnight support
  • Full Support $1800
    o Standard Package PLUS Prenatal and Postpartum Packages combined
    o Support offered to 60 days postpartum

All Packages Include:
o Experienced back-up Doula
o 10% off any of our classes
o Additional support is available at $50/hr.

Red Tape:
o 50% non-refundable deposit is required once contract is signed.
o The remaining funds can be divided into one, two or three equal payments. Final payment is due no later than 37 weeks.
o Additional travel fees may apply if your location is outside of Kitchener, Waterloo, or Cambridge

 

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