Labour Support


Labour Support

A birth doula accompanies you on your journey of birthing your baby/babies and will join you at your home or the hospital as soon as you feel that you need support.

As a doula my role is to support you and your partner. I do this by providing physical comfort measures (massage therapy is included in this), emotional support and encouragement, and knowledgeable interpretation of labour and medical procedures. I am there to support you and your choices so that you can have a positive birth experience.

Birth Doula Fee is $870 (portions of this fee can be claimed through your Extended Health Care Benefits – ask me how)

Services include:

  • 2 Prenatal visits: 1 – 1½ hours in length
  • Phone and email support
  • 24-hour on-call availability from 38 weeks of pregnancy until birth
  • Labour and birth support until approximately 1-2 hours after birth
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • 1-2 Postpartum visits: 45 minutes – 1½ hours in length
  • Extensive list of prenatal and postnatal resources in the Ottawa area

* At the moment, Michele is not offering labour support for the rest of 2019 as she will be busy taking care of her third baby. She can refer you to one of her back-up doulas.

Please call or email if you have any further questions about labour support and the benefits of having a Registered Massage Therapist assist you with the birth of your baby. or 613-850-4638