Support Options

 
Calgary Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Doula
(DONA certified)

 Support for families with one baby or multiple babies

  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Care of new mother
  • Demonstrate techniques for baby care
  • Comfort measures for mother after the birth
  • Bottle feeding support and assistance
  • Sibling care
  • Support in dealing with changing roles and transitions
  • Postpartum depression awareness
  • General tidying, baby laundry, food preparation
  • Grocery shopping
  • Attending appointments with you and baby/babies
  • Night support as needed

I have extensive experience working with families of multiples and understand your unique needs including:

  • Breastfeeding more than one baby
  • Setting up home to make life with multiples easier
  • Getting more sleep for you
  • Learning how to juggle life with 2 or more babies

 
Calgary Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support
(certified Lactation Educator)

Arranged either prenatally or on an as needed basis

Support can be arranged either prenatally or once baby/babies arrive.  If prenatally we will meet once before baby arrives to discuss your breastfeeding goals and wishes.  I am a certified lactation educator and will spend time teaching you about the benefits of breastfeeding, what you can expect the first days and weeks, the logistics of breastfeeding and the possible challenges you may encounter. 


If baby is already here and you are experienced some challenges I will come to you and help you in the comfort of your own home.   My consultation will last between 1-3 hours.


 
Calgary Birth Doula

Birth Doula
(trained by DONA)

Support before and during childbirth

We will meet prenatally 1-2 times to discuss your wishes and preferences for your birth as well as to talk about what a typical birth will be like and what sort of things you can expect.  I will be available by phone, e-mail or text support whenever you need and will be on-call for two weeks before your due date until after your baby arrives.  Once you feel you are in labour we will stay in contact and mutually decide when extra support is needed.  I will join you at home or in the hospital to offer any support you need and will then stay with you for approximately 1-2 hours after the birth of your baby.  I will visit you within 1 week after baby arrives to answer any questions and to assist with any breastfeeding or baby care needs.


 
Calgary Infant Care

Infant Care

Providing a break for you when babies are less than 6 months old

In home care of your baby/babies while you take a break.  I have extensive experience in caring for babies and understand that sometimes you just need a break for yourself.  I will come to your home to care for your baby while you run errands or go for coffee with friends.