At Rebirth, our professionally trained Doulas are here to support you and your partner to ensure you achieve your most desirable birth experience. Numerous studies have shown that a doulas presence at a labour and birth:
often results in fewer complications
reduces the need for pitocin, an assisted delivery, and cesarean sections
reduces the request for an epidural, and narcotic pain management options
reduces negative feelings about one's experience
increases breastfeeding success and longevity
increases the family's feelings of self-confidence
increases feelings of security
decreases likelihood of postpartum depression
Your doula experience will begin with a no cost, no obligation consultation (30 minutes in length).
Services and Rates
Birth Doula Package: 2 prenatal visits, birth, and 2 postnatal visits - $875 + hst.
Note on Payment Planing: We require a $250 deposit when you sign your contract as a retainer fee, and then the remaining amount is due 2-weeks before your due date. You can divide the remaining balance into 3 payments done monthly ($246.25 for each payment), or you can pay the remaining all at once. You will discuss the payment options with your doula when you sign your contract.
All of Rebirth's Doulas are professionally trained, and as such, their services may be covered under your private health insurance plans.
To book your initial consultation online, look under Appointments, and then Doula Services, and click Free Initial Consultation. You will see the names of the doulas listed there for who to book with.
You can call or email us too at 226.663.3243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have decided which Doula will be supporting you, you will receive the following care:
Two prenatal consultations in your home (approximately 1.5 hours each) to discuss:
Your pregnancy and anticipation of the birth
Your preferences for your birth experience
Helpful information & resources
Anything else that you feel you want to talk about before your anticipated due date
Ongoing Support During Pregnancy
Reference material and resources when/as you need them.
Ongoing availability by phone and email for any questions or follow-up.
Your doula is on call for you 24/7, starting 2 weeks before your estimated due date, and up until your baby is born.
Support During Your Labour & Birth
From the time you would like your doula to be there (meet at home or at the hospital)
Throughout labour and approximately 1.5-2 hours after birth
Assist your partner in supporting you and protecting your space.
Your doula is your constant source of support, information, and advocacy -there to help you have the most empowering and blissful birth experience
Two Postnatal Visit in Your Home (within the first few days following birth)
Providing info and solidify your circle of support as you adjust to life with your beautiful new baby
Process the birth experience
What is a Doula?
The word "doula" comes from ancient Greek, meaning "a woman who serves", and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical (non-medical), emotional, and informational support to parents-to-be before, during, and following birth. As Doulas, we are honoured and thankful to families who allow us to support them during this monumental life moment. We work to ensure that each family we serve feels educated about their birthing experience and options, allowing them to feel empowered as their families grows. We encourage you to be an active participant, not a passive one, in your birthing experience, therefore however your birthing turned out, the things that happened and the decisions that were made were done so with your knowledge and consent
We help you to find the joy, peace, calm, and happiness in labour and birth. We assist you in working through fears, worries, negativity, and stress. We provide encouragement and emotional and mental support whenever and however often you need it. We provide physical, hands on comfort measures as much as possible for every stage of labour in which we are present. Finally, we provide in-home support for Parent(s) and Baby, as you adjust to one of life's greatest transitions
Meet Our Birth Doulas
Alexandra Hall BSN, RN - Naturopathic Birth Doula and Prenatal Yoga Instructor
Fancy titles aside, I'm a very simple and easy going person. Pregnancy and childbirth is such a special, sacred period of time. There is so much change going on physically, mentally, and also spiritually as an expecting mother prepares to bring another precious life into this world. Thus, there can be so many different emotions experienced and so my goal is to be able to provide nurturing support during this amazing but often confusing time! I have a huge passion for women's health and on educating others about all of the amazing things that your body does for you. My various backgrounds allow me to utilize knowledge from different areas which has given me the opportunity of really personalizing my services for each client. I very much respect the fact that pregnancy and childbirth are experienced differently by every woman and will also mean something different to every woman and so my goal is to meet my clients where they are at and work towards a positive birth experience whatever that may look like.
As a Naturopathic Birth Doula, I have received specialized training in childbirth and prenatal care. I have had the pleasure of attending two years of naturopathic medical school training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Along with my traditional doula services, I can provide guidance and information on alternative treatment options for pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. I also offer lifestyle and nutritional counselling for the prenatal and postnatal period, childbirth education and prenatal yoga. I have also become quite passionate about pelvic floor health and have had the pleasure of working alongside our pelvic floor PTs to teach the Push Prep course here at Rebirth.
To end on a fun note, I have the biggest sweet tooth (the way to my heart is through chocolate covered almonds!), I'm a huge introvert but somehow love teaching, and my happiest moments are when I'm on a horse!
Keri Patterson, Full Spectrum Doula, & Childbirth Educator
(Keri will be accepting birth clients for mid-Oct and is booked for Nov. She will be accepting new clients in Dec.) I was inspired to become a doula after learning of the invaluable support and transformative experience that close friends had with their doula during labour and postpartum, and I’m thrilled to have found my passion in this work. I work collaboratively with care providers, partners and families to help foster a supportive and informed team. As a Full Spectrum Doula, I extend the doula model of care to people across the reproductive spectrum, including pregnancy, birth, fertility, abortion, adoption, surrogacy, miscarriage, stillbirth, and postpartum. I am a trained professional and graduate of Fanshawe College’s Doula Studies Program and can provide emotional, physical and informational support that is individually tailored to fit the unique needs of each client.
Additionally, I believe that my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and previous professional experience with working front line at a counselling agency has given me a deeper understanding and appreciation to the diversity and resiliency of individuals and has fuelled my commitment to build a practice of compassionate care, autonomy and respect. When I’m not supporting individuals and families, I’m most likely to be found hiking (hiking all of Canada’s National Parks is a bucket list item of mine!), listening to 80’s music, playing board games with friends and family and eating copious amounts of guacamole.
Courtney Crawford, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Loss Counselling & Support, Childbirth Educator
(Courtney is accepting birth clients for Sept. Oct. Nov.)
I am a Mama of two wonderful children who teach me something new each day. Through pregnancy, birth and parenting I have discovered a power within me that I never knew existed. It is my hope to support other woman to connect with their innate power. I believe that if woman are supported, educated and encouraged in their journey that they can have thrive as mothers, make informed choices for themselves and their families, and truly know that they are enough. I am a teacher at heart and am passionate about equipping women and couples through childbirth, postpartum and breastfeeding education.
I am a certified Perinatal Support Practitioner (Full Spectrum Doula) and trained through the Babies Naturally program as a childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula, and to provide breastfeeding support, and loss counselling. Through my professional education and 10 years of serving families and communities as a minister, I have had the privilege to walk with families through birth, growth, and the joys and sorrows of life, and death. I believe that my extensive experience in providing spiritual care to individuals and families has equipped me to be a compassionate and supportive doula for women as they navigate through this vulnerable journey of motherhood. I am particularly passionate about supporting women and families who are facing loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, or grieving a birth that did not go as planned.