Let Us Guide You!
The reality in our current obstetrical landscape is that finding a physician or a midwife that solely offers continuity of care during the course of your pregnancy and your delivery is difficult. Sometimes getting the care provider you absolutely want can be a feat in itself. We offer a bridge to that gap.
Our internationally certified and experienced birth/labour doulas are dedicated to providing you with non-judgemental, supplementary support when everyone else is bombarding you with advice. While our role is non-medical, we believe in providing you with an alternative solution to dealing with the anxiety and stress in what can be a chaotic and confusing time. There is no period that we are not 100% available to you through email, text or telephone.
We will always be there for you when you need it. We guarantee it!
So what does a birth doula do?
- ACTS AS A GUIDE.
- OFFERS A CONTINUOUS PRESENCE THROUGHOUT YOUR LABOUR.
- UNCONDITIONALLY SUPPORTS BOTH PARENTS IN THEIR CHOICES.
What It Looks Like...
You thought you were prepared, but you haven’t got a clue what a mucous plug looks like, what a contraction feels like, and when you’ll be able to see your feet again. Your partner keeps telling you to go back to sleep, but your back aches, and you don’t know what to do. There’s a sea of information to wade through. Your friends tell you one thing, your mother has other ideas, and let’s not start on what the suggestions were on a Facebook group. What’s a pregnant mom to do?
Get a birth doula.
Our doulas are your pregnancy experts and have mastered unbiased support. During pregnancy, we’re readily available to answer your everyday questions or concerns, reducing unnecessary anxiety and stress. We’ll encourage you to seek out your medical caregiver’s advice, or other qualified heath care professionals, when you encounter issues beyond our scope of practice. If you wish, we can also assist in directing you to evidenced-based information, or even help you figure out your birth preferences. Elite Doula Group provides you with the tools you need to make the decisions that are best for you, your baby, and your family, without making you feel like you’ve made a wrong choice.
During labour, our doulas excel at providing comfort measures, pain reduction techniques, counter-pressure, and massage. We’ll offer suggestions for positional changes and progression. We’ll be available to you throughout the entire length of your labour. We’ll even help you decide when to time your epidural if you want one! An Elite doula will attune to your physical needs—without you having to ask for assistance.
We’ll actively involve your partner to emotionally connect with you, and we can physically guide them in how to comfort you. We’ll also support them when they need it, after all, it’s their baby too! It can be difficult to be objective when witnessing someone you love in pain.
Our doulas understand the process of normal labour and help you navigate the trials and triumphs. We’ll help you explore your options and validate your fears if medical interventions become a necessity or a home to hospital transfer is warranted. While we will never speak for you, or make any decisions about your care, we can help facilitate conversation between you and your healthcare provider.
Our doulas seamlessly work alongside other medical professions with respect and courtesy. We have taken great strides to build professional relationships with doctors, nurses, midwives and support staff. Elite Doula Group is known for it’s professionalism in every hospital in which we attend births.
Birth Doula Services Can Include
- Prenatal visits
- Unlimited telephone, text and email contact
- On-call availability during the time of the service
- Continuous physical and emotional support from home to hospital
- Initial assistance with breastfeeding latch
- Birth photography
- Referrals to other professionals, as needed
- Lending library of reading materials and video
- One postpartum follow-up
"Thank you for being a part of the amazing team of people that made this a positive and safe adventure for us! We appreciate it more than you know."